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An Intense Weather Moment

Teaching at home means there is a window to my left.  When the students are doing work, I briefly peer out to see what is going on in my neighbourhood.  I also keep a lookout for the mailman since I … Continue reading

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A Weird Day

Yesterday was a weird day.  How’s that for an opening line?  There are so many places I could take this one. After work, craving a bit of fresh air and freedom from screens I got ready to take a walk.  … Continue reading

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What Song Was That?

After my online teaching day was over, I decided to go out for a socially distanced walk.  It was raining a little and it was easy to stay the requested distance away from the very few people who were also … Continue reading

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An Oasis

I watched the movie Midnight in Paris the other day and in it, the main character was explaining to his fiancée that Paris looked better in the rain.  Perhaps he had seen too many prints of Delacroix.  I enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Laughing at Oneself

Sometimes you have to laugh when the joke is on you. In fact, maybe it is the most important time to laugh.  Maybe.  This is what I was thinking when the universe played a joke on me Wednesday evening. You … Continue reading

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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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Not When I Got to My Stop.

There were several candidates for Today’s Perfect Moment. I saw a Canadian actress on the subway–or I at least thought I did. I am (now) unsure as to whether I “recognized” her or just felt that I knew her from … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Rains

There was an odd kind of symmetry to my day involving rain. When I got to the subway stop nearest my work, it was raining, despite not raining before that.  When I left work, it rained on my walk back … Continue reading

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Shorthand

I left my house under a cloudy sky that threatened and then delivered rain. It was an inauspicious start to the day and one that would irrevocably influence Today’s Perfect Moments.  It didn’t cancel them, but it profoundly affected them, … Continue reading

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More Than Dew

As mornings go, I had no reason to think this one would be massively different than any other. I hit the snooze button an extra time, and felt a bit scrambly.  My lunch wasn’t prepared and I feared that I … Continue reading

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