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Overcoming Transit Woes

On a day that featured transportation problems both going to and leaving work, I truly needed a Perfect Moment to rescue me from the grumpy moods I was bound to be in. Luckily, I found one at each end of … Continue reading

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At the Bookstore

I have been reading more lately and this has had some positive consequences. My commute has become more tolerable and I am feeling a bit like my old self–before I got tired of reading and just wanted to spend my … Continue reading

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No Excuses

I have explained before that students sometimes give me gifts. I certainly don’t expect them and I hope I have responded well to them.  I certainly appreciate them and I appreciate that I have made an impression on a student … Continue reading

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Friday’s Two Perfect Moments

There were Two Perfect Moments on Friday. The first is that I was given a book by a departing student.  That alone should be considered Today’s Perfect Moment.  However, what was really surprising is that instead of getting someone’s favourite … Continue reading

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Adding a Book to the Collection

I don’t buy a lot of books for myself. I tend to take advantage of the free library that my town has, as well as the fact that getting loans from other libraries is always possible.  In addition to that, … Continue reading

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Presents Produce Pride

My youngest niece had her birthday party on Saturday. It was a great occasion to gather the family together, share some stories, and have a little food. It was a  great way to spend the afternoon. My gift for my … Continue reading

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A Book From My Last Vacation

On my last trip to Vietnam, on the last real day of being there, I toured the War Remnants Museum.  I was pretty harrowing and ….. Anyway, I ended up going to a bunch of giftshops they had set up … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr. Ellison

It is with a bit of a heavy heart that I write this piece. With so many thoughts going through my head, it is unlikely that I can write it in a short linear narrative, so I hope you will … Continue reading

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Successful Blogging

Lately, I have noticed an uptick in my WP stats. More people seem to be stopping by to take a look at my blog.  Some of those people are even going back and reading some of my older posts.  That … Continue reading

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Knocking Things Off My To-Do List

My to do list is full of a lot of mundane things. Little things need fixing, things need sorting, things need tidying….pretty much like anyone else’s list.  And much like anyone else, I am fantastic at not getting things checked … Continue reading

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