Tag Archives: Covid 19

Club Rides in the Covid 19 Era

Of course, on my first official club ride of the season, I was running late.  I don’t know why.  I had actually tried to put a lot of organizational effort into the ride.  I printed up my club membership, and … Continue reading

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Finally

I last got a haircut before my trip to Colombia.  I expected the temperature to be warmer there and despite the minimal protection my hair gives me from the sun, I was hoping it would be cooler. The week that … Continue reading

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A Moment Away from the Class

If you’ve never done it, and by it I mean teaching, you might not identify with all aspects of it.  You might understand the joy of getting through to that notoriously difficult or rather uninspired student.  It’s happened in enough … 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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Better Times

Today, we had a virtual meeting at work.  It was an open meeting that invited the few remaining employed teachers  and those who have been laid off to attend.  It was a chance to hear how things were going with … Continue reading

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Kismet

Growing up, we played a lot of board games.  My oldest sister and her friends played together all the time.  My second oldest sister and I played them until we got bored.  On weekends the family would play things like … Continue reading

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Observations on a Saturday

I made the weekly shopping trip today and I have a few observations. It seems like people have made the adjustment to physical distancing.  Stores have put up glass shields and have got some form of protection on people.  Self … Continue reading

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The Weekend

I am still working, so the weekend still has some meaning in my life.  It doesn’t have any TV sports, but I am not working and not chained to a computer screen.  Therefore, I have lots of candidates for This … Continue reading

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Eye Opening

With the weather improving, my thoughts have drifted to my bicycle.  No matter how many YouTube videos I watch, it really doesn’t compare with being out on the bike.  Thanks to the coronavirus I won’t be going on club rides … Continue reading

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Six Feet of Separation

I went out for a walk after my day of working at home.  I had had enough of video screens and just wanted to exercise a little rather than sit around drinking coffee or surfing the web.  I got some … Continue reading

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