Category Archives: Perfect Moments

Perfect Moments: The Circling of the Birds

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When I was an undergraduate, I frequently hiked at a small nature preserve, Douglas Hart Nature Center, near where I lived. The trails were neither long, nor challenging, but the walks allowed me to relax and clear my head a bit. There was a small deck overlooking a pond roughly halfway along the looped trail, and it was a nice place to… Read more »

Perfect Moments: The Men in the Water

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When I was a teenager my father and I were pretty avid scuba divers. It was a challenging hobby considering we lived in central Illinois, but it was an activity the two of us enjoyed together. We managed to find some good diving in the Midwest, and often frequented a spring-fed quarry in Southern Illinois. We also managed to take… Read more »

Perfect Moments: Driving Home Among the Cornfields

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A couple months ago, my oldest friend Tim paid us a visit in the Quad Cities. On his last day here, I drove him to O’Hare in Chicago, so he could catch his flight back home to Sacramento. This left me with roughly a three hour return trip home by myself. The first hour or so of the drive wasn’t… Read more »

Perfect Moments: An Introduction

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Have you ever had one of those perfect moments? I know I have, and I’m willing to bet that you have as well. In fact, I’ve had several. One thing I’ve figured out over the years is that we experience these moments much more often than the realize. Sometimes we aren’t open to it. Other times we analyze or overthink… Read more »