Tag Archives: friends

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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Virtual Birthday Cake

If you’ve been reading this post, you’ll know that earlier this year I hit the big five oh. That was a bit tough for me, so I went for denial.   I had almost convinced my girlfriend that I was really … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Milestone

Today’s Perfect Moment is a no-brainer.  Friends and family came to celebrate my Birthday.  Though it wasn’t the exact day, it was still wonderful to gather everyone and enjoy some cake.  I also happened to get some presents, which were … Continue reading

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Technology for Travel Planning

    Technology is so present in our lives we probably wonder what we would have done without it. Yesterday is a case in point for me–a late adopter of high tech things sometimes.  My friend who wants to travel … Continue reading

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Somewhat Spur of the Moment

Getting together with my best friends is something that could take a bit of planning. Schedules conflict and priorities are…..well, priorities.  Luckily enough, yesterday the planets aligned and we were able to meet with very little trouble and it was … Continue reading

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The Grey Cup

Today’s Perfect Moment is the simple joy of watching football with my family. Today was the 107th Grey Cup–that is the championship for Canadian, 3-down, football.  As is often the case, I spent it with my father and brother watching … Continue reading

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Thursday with Friends

I am a little behind in my blogging, but rather than inundate you with incredibly long posts, I will just have to slowly catch up.  I might be a few days behind for a while. I start with Thursday’s Perfect Moment. … 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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Compassion Given

I entered work on a sombre note. A friend and co-worker, the person who occupied the desk beside me for about half the year, unexpectedly (to me at least) passed away over the weekend.  His name was Douglas and he … Continue reading

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The Easter Incident

I got to celebrate Easter and experience an exhilarating moment of sheer panic at the same time. It would be hard to call it Today’s Perfect Moment, but my nephews insisted that I write about it.  What kind of uncle … Continue reading

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