Category Archives: writing

What Your Amazon Wish List Says About You

I don’t know exactly how it started, but we were having a family discussion about Amazon wish lists.  I think my mother was wondering what to buy my sister for her birthday.  My mother knew that I had a wish … Continue reading

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When There’s Nothing to Write About

Having no thoughts on where or how to start and stop this thing, you can expect a bit of a ramble. I haven’t been writing much.  This is probably due to the mourning of my cat and the heaviness I … Continue reading

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Getting the Mail

If I were writing for a book, I would say that I taught from a loft, surrounded by multiple computer screens with a big panoramic window overlooking the water.  That would sound good and add an extra layer to the … Continue reading

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Morning Reading

My mornings used to be rushed to get myself out of bed, clean, fed, and on the bus.  It was on the bus that I had time to relax, read, and even do some lesson planning.  I’ve chronicled this many … Continue reading

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Lots to Talk About

In the bleakest moments, people need to shine their brightest.  I am not sure that things are truly bleak, but they are a far cry from good.  What I can say is that I have not been doing my best … Continue reading

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Responding to a Fellow Blogger

I am following about 270 bloggers.  That seems like a lot, but since I haven’t cleaned it out in a while, I am sure the number of active bloggers is around 30, certainly less than 50.  Most are cyclists, a … Continue reading

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Building Suspense

I was talking to my girlfriend and she asked me if I had written tomorrow’s post yet.  She knows that ideally, I write the post before going to bed and have it publish at 6 in the morning.  Some nights … Continue reading

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Colombia Wrap Up

So, my vacation to Colombia is over and I feel the need to recap, or sum up, or write something to put it all in perspective.  I am home and already looking forward to my next vacation. Positives (general) The … Continue reading

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Good Omens in the Mailbox

I don’t want to bore you with all my trip stuff, but I need to share with you a coincidence that is Today’s Perfect Moment. I usually write my blog posts at night and then publish them in the morning. … Continue reading

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When It’s Raining Outside

The weather was, and this is not a very poetic term, yucky today. It was above zero, so not particularly cold, but thanks to the rain, it was yucky nonetheless.  I wouldn’t have gone out at all, except that needs … Continue reading

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