Monthly Archives: January 2017

Not Your Ordinary Stretch Limo

  When I got to my bus stop, there was only one other person left on the bus. I told her that the bus was all hers.  I thought this was a cute remark and hoped for a laugh.  She … Continue reading

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Duh!

So, in preparation Pho my trip, I went out in search of sandals. I did my research, made a plan of action, and came up empty.  The salesperson looked at me (and though he didn’t say it, probably uttered a … Continue reading

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Getting Ready Pho My Trip

I have only ever had to apply for a visa once before a trip. In actual fact, that wasn’t a vacation but rather the start of my working time in Japan.  Since then, I have always gotten a visa at … Continue reading

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A Perfect Moment in Three Parts

Today’s Perfect Moment is broken down into three different things. It would be wrong of me to call them equally perfect, so I won’t.  They were different and might require some time to hash out.  Oddly enough, citing them chronologically … Continue reading

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Tempus Fugit

I wouldn’t honestly say my teaching was inspired today. It wasn’t bad either.  When I talk about inspired teaching it usually means that I have come up with an activity or approach that really got the students talking and really … Continue reading

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Beating Inertia

For any cyclists visiting this page, please read the last two paragraphs. With all the snow swirling around, in most circumstances, I would never have left my office unless it were time to go home.  That’s not entirely true.  I … Continue reading

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La Vie En Rose

Let it be known that I was a big fan of the TV show How I Met Your Mother. I waited for many seasons for Ted to meet the mother, felt that the choice of Cristin Milioti was perfect,  and … Continue reading

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A Delicate Reveal of Ghost Blue

  Today’s Perfect moment is a moment of colour. In the grey winter that surrounds me and covers everything, there isn’t always room for colour.  It’s there, especially with the sun shining and the temperature way lower than many wish … Continue reading

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The Question Everyone Will Ask

If I told you my answer was “It was great to be off work for a while.” would you be able to supply the question? No, you didn’t stumble upon a Jeopardy training or application site.  You stumbled upon my … Continue reading

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The Year that Will Be

I’ve finished taking apart last year (click here if you missed it) and now it is time to turn around and face the year will be. Before we begin, I want to direct your attention to the following blog because … Continue reading

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