Tag Archives: Aurora

When Height is the Question

teaching ESL old school I was late, it was raining, and I didn’t see the ominous puddle in front of the bus shelter. Yeah, some wiseass decided to soak me really good–I know it was a conscious decision because the … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, bus, ESL, learning, rain, students, teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Restful

Some weekends are jam packed. I am constantly on the move and there are so many things to do.  Those are great weekends.  The only problem is that you finish them and you’re in need another weekend to recover from … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, blog, blog posts, blogging, blogposts, recover, relationships, relaxation, sleep, stamp collecting, stamps | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Unfamiliar

There’s this tree. It grows on someone’s corner lot not too far from my house.  Normally, it evokes no other response than, “it’s a tree.”  However, early in the morning, just as I peered at it, it seemed different.  Its … Continue reading

Posted in appreciation, Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, Aurora, bus, commuting, epiphany, nature, photography, sunrise, Viva, YRT | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Modern Traveller

For most of my life, I have relied on Lonely Planet guidebooks to point the way when travelling. I don’t often use their recommendations to eat or hotels to stay at.  However, I like their important background facts on a … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, adversity, advice, Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, blog, blog posts, blogging, blogposts, Costa Rica, G Adventures, guide book, information, photography, smart phone, travel, travel tips, travel writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Winter Wonderland

My morning routine is pretty set. After showering and shaving, and before I feed the cat, I try my best to enjoy my breakfast (which includes coffee) while listening to the radio.  Though they had stopped the practice for a … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, Aurora, bus, commuting, photography, public transportation, seasons, snow, TTC, Viva, weather, winter, York Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Saturday’s Group Ride

I titled this the small group C ride on Strava.  Basically, there were only 3 of us in group C today.  All previous group C riders seem to have graduated to the B group.  It was kind of a bummer, … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, bicycles, conversation, cycling, exercise, fitness, group rides, Newmarket Eagles, Saturday morning, strava | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Praise of Little Triumphs

I often celebrate what some people have called “little triumphs” here on this blog. Sometimes I celebrate big ones too.  Sometimes, I have lots of them and sometimes I have to grapple hard to figure it out.   Sometimes I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, comfort food, eating, food, Friday, restaurant, selfishness, shopping, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Making Someone’s Day

Today was haircut day. And while I did get the most attractive hair stylist, that is not Today’s Perfect Moment.  Also, she did not manage to make me look like Brad Pitt, so that isn’t the Perfect Moment either.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, collecting, currency, haircut, nostalgia, paper money, tipping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

And So I Walked

The therapy for leg, according to my doctor, is walk.  I was feeling a bit of cabin fever, so that is what I did.  As it turns out, it was a beautiful, not like winter at all, kind of day.  … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, Aurora, musings, photography, randomness, travel, walking | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Kerouac Found Me

She was beautiful, she had her own style, and she was reading On The Road. I am not going to wax lyrical about the book.  I have conflicting feelings about the book.  I have read it several times and felt … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, Aurora, books, bus, commuting, reading, Viva | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments