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Vacation Decided

My next vacation is decided. I had had several contenders for the trip (Laos, Sri Lanka, Chile, Peru and Colombia) and after much indecision and repetitive research, I have decided to visit Colombia on my next vacation. The usual culprits … Continue reading

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Travel Planning (A good commute….finally)

My evening commute, which currently is often ruined by construction delays, suffers even more in winter because the darkness that neither the streetlights nor the car headlights can penetrate, robs me of the much-needed visual distraction the scenery provides.  On … Continue reading

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Riding with the B Group

On Friday, the topic of bucket lists came up. After some discussion and some correction, they asked me about mine and I explained that I don’t really have a lengthy bucket list, bur rather a lot of smaller interim goals.   … Continue reading

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And I Am Off

It might be a bit of cosmic irony that the polar vortex is losing its grip on the greater Toronto area (GTA) just as I am jetting off to Costa Rica, but I cannot be 100% sure. As I type … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

This time next week, I will be in Costa Rica. That shouldn’t be its own paragraph, but when you write it on paper, it just seems so much more real. It just seems that it needs its own space.  It … Continue reading

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Twenty-One Sleeps

Just a month ago, we (and by we I mean all people with an inner child that celebrates Christmas) were thinking how many sleeps until Christmas.  While that holiday season has come and passed–though with the number of people who … Continue reading

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On Shaving

I spent a bit of time with the brother and the brothers-in-law, and all of us were sporting various amounts of stubble, despite the celebration of an early Christmas. Not unusual perhaps, but it did spark a bit of an … Continue reading

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Waiting In My Mailbox

I just got back. The laundry is in a pile, the bags are rudimentarily unpacked (i.e. clean stuff is scattered about on one side of the bed), the effects of lack of sleep have largely abated, my cat has acknowledged … Continue reading

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Late Autumn Vacation

My trip to Vietnam was eye opening for me.  I had always shunned the idea of going on a group tour with a bunch of strangers.  This could have stemmed from the difficult experience I had on a bus trip … Continue reading

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August 28, 2014: More Survivor than Winner

Teaching can be planned and executed perfectly.  The day can be incredibly smooth and worry free.  If only that had happened today.  It sounds like my teaching day was a complete disaster.  That isn’t really true.  It wasn’t horrible, it … Continue reading

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