Monthly Archives: March 2019

One Last Gasp

On Friday, one of my students asked me if winter was truly over. Before I could answer, she started making declarations like; “It’s Spring.”  “Winter is done.”  I wasn’t in the best of moods and though not as grouchy as … Continue reading

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It Strikes Me As Odd

Way back on Thursday, just after I purchased my coffee maker, and shortly before I purchased the chicken burrito that I was planning on devouring for lunch, I came across the scene pictured above.  Just a few weeks earlier and … Continue reading

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Coffee Old School

If my coffee maker had died after it made my coffee yesterday morning, I could have then gone out and bought a new one (fixing the old one would be preferable, but it was beyond my skills). Since that is … Continue reading

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And She Didn’t Order Coffee

It’s been a while since I wrote about a character from my bus ride. And I suppose it will be a little longer because this character actually comes from the coffee shop. The back-story My coffee maker died this morning. … Continue reading

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A Digital Experiment

I tried an experiment in my class on Monday, and I am a bit at a loss as to what to do with it. You see, my students need to write better in English to progress through their levels. They … Continue reading

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Joiners and Non Joiners (Catching Up Part two)

A long time ago, one of my neighbours, when talking about her husband and his hobby of running, explained that he joined a running club. She said that it was a little “unusual” because her husband was “not a joiner.”. … Continue reading

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Catching Up (part one)

First and foremost, I just want to reassure my faithful readers that I have not given up blogging. I am still really into this.  I am still committed to this.  In addition to reassuring my faithful readers, I must also … Continue reading

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What happened to Facebook?

As an ESL teacher, I am sometimes caught in a time warp. Of course, teaching people younger than I am is always going to expose a generation gap, but actually it is the textbooks that are a bigger culprit.  This … Continue reading

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When Your Phone Dies

Last week, my phone stopped working. While it did affect me from a texting perspective, it didn’t really affect me from a phone perspective because very few people call me.  Actually, few people text me either, but those few people … Continue reading

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Rolling Up the Rim to Support a Friend

If you’re not Canadian, you may not have heard of the promotion** from one of our most ubiquitous coffee shops called Roll Up The Rim. If you are Canadian, you’ve been inundated with it since February.  Basically, if you buy … Continue reading

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