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This Ride Had It All

I hadn’t done a Sunday ride with the Newmarket Eagles in quite a while–certainly not this year. When I first started with them, I always did the Sunday ride.  Somewhere along the way, I switched to the Saturday ride and … Continue reading

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The Sounds Not of Silence

Today’s Perfect Moment had two distinct, some might say opposite, parts. What unites them is their locations and the fact that both of them were sounds. Sound One I was at the end of my commute to work. That is … Continue reading

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A Momentary Reverie

Perhaps it is no coincidence that Proust started his famous work with a memory triggered by the aroma of fresh baked bread. (I could be mistaken because, despite my literary bent, I have not tackled the book yet. I am … Continue reading

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Quests Updated

I think all of us have quests of some kind. Maybe we’re looking for the hockey card to complete our set.  Maybe were looking for the last in a series of Red Rose Tea figurines.  Maybe our quests are to … Continue reading

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Notes on a Walk

I took a walk around my idyllic little town today. The air was a bit crisp, but armed with optimistic pessimism and your typical Canadian fleece pullover I managed to survive.  I live north of Toronto, but not north enough … Continue reading

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A Quest for Stuff

I wish I were constantly questing for the better me, but sometimes I am just questing for stuff.  Despite knowing that the better me would be a person without so much stuff, there are a few things that I have … Continue reading

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