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A Funny Story

And today we will barbecue.  When I type it like that, it sounds so momentous and profound, or at least as profound as grilling meat can be.  Though it really isn’t me, I have seen people take it to an … Continue reading

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Seeing Through Someone-else’s Eyes

Going for a walk, despite its physical distancing obstacles, can still be great.  For me, it isn’t as great as going for a bike ride, but that isn’t a fair comparison.  When the bike is really humming, you might appreciate … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of a Saturday Cyclist

When I woke up this morning, I checked the weather forecast on my phone. This is something I rarely do because regardless of whether it is hot or cold, the thermostats in both the bus I take to work and … Continue reading

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Letting Someone in on the Secret

Today’s Perfect Moment is a continuation of yesterday’s Perfect Moment. I wrote about being let in on the secret of the rooftop garden/patio. Today, I shared that with my girlfriend.  On our way back home, I told a little white … Continue reading

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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

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Finding Perfection in a Darker Palette

I celebrated a beautiful Spring day yesterday.  Today, the rain came pouring down for most of the day.  I didn’t enjoy the walk to the bus stop and I my walk to work in the downpour was only made better … Continue reading

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What Trumps a Beautiful Sunrise

Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. I remember that line being uttered by James Garner in the movie The Great Escape. It has always stuck with me and in the morning I was … Continue reading

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Longer Days

Though I had to be reminded of it, Today’s Perfect Moment is the realization that the days are getting longer. Perhaps I did not notice because I still arrive and leave work in the dark.  Today, though, I managed to … Continue reading

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Some Snow Falls

When asked about it later, I had to confess that, at the time, I wasn’t quite clear as to whether they were screams of joy or fear. It was obvious later, but not then, and not for at least a … Continue reading

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Underfoot

Rain only hastens the falling of the leaves from the trees. The drops of water strip the trees bare, leaving only bloody leaf pools. Grim though it may be, I instead think of the leaves as nature’s brilliant carpet underfoot.

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