Friday, November 6, 2015


I will never complain about my work.  I'm one of those lucky souls whose job is also his hobby.   Everyday, for the past 21 years, I've had the cool responsibility of teaching history to 8th graders.   You should hear the comments I get from people when I tell them this.   "You must be a saint!"  "How do you put up with it?" "You must be insane!"  Actually, like I would tell my Grandma Rose, the kids today really are great to work with and I have a lot of fun doing it.  My days usually are fun...but they are ALWAYS full of energy.   Sometime, like today, my energy was zapped.

The sun peaking through the clouds over the baseball field in Mount Wolf, PA -- November 6, 2015
One part of me wanted to just go home lay down in front of the TV.  The other part of me wanted to go out and enjoy the 70 degree November weather.   After all, I can't expect this warm streak to continue much longer.   So....after a little bit of a tug of war in my I went on my bike.   With no destination in mind I just pedaled and enjoyed the weather.   

The Conewago Creek near Park Street -- November 6, 2015
There was a smell in the air today that is unique to this time of year.    With the warm temperatures and a touch of humidity in air, the fallen leaves gave off a sweet, but sour, smell. That's the best I can explain it...but I love it.   Crossing in and out of Mount Wolf, I no longer had any conflict in my head about whether I wanted to be out on my bike or not.    No matter how tired I am when I begin, I feel completely rejuvenated by time I get home...and I never regret it.  After is a journey, not a destination.

David A. Raymond -- November 6, 2015
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