Monthly Archives: August 2019

Ian’s Last Ride

Distance  75.10 km                                            Elevation Gain   690 m My last ride of August started out as most of them do. I left a little later than planned (like always), I was fuelled up with a pretty basic breakfast and the cool-ish temperature … Continue reading

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When There Are No More Forks

There is something strange at my workplace. As I write this, I feel the slight stab of irony.  There are lots of strange things at my workplace, but that is de rigueur for a band of ESL teachers.  Nonetheless, there … Continue reading

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Ramble On

I have to admit right away that this post doesn’t contain a Perfect Moment. It is a pile of reflections, thoughts and a few questions I would like you to answer–if you don’t mind. I was looking through the list … Continue reading

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What I get for helping a student

Today’s Perfect Moment comes courtesy of a student of mine and her request for some help after class. When my morning class was finished, one of my students asked me to take a look at her writing. I would normally … Continue reading

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A Nice Day At Home

For the next couple of weeks, I am working a compressed work schedule. This means more teaching on the days I am at work, but also means more time off.  Today, was a day off. In the past, I used … Continue reading

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The Coin That Brought Nostalgia

I’ve got a random collection of coins from all over the world. They are poorly organized and not displayed in any fashion.  These mostly came from students who proudly wanted to show off their country, or at the very least, … Continue reading

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Solving a Dilema

For the last hour or so, I’ve been sitting here pondering Today’s Perfect Moment. Sure, for some of that time, I’ve distracted myself by visiting YouTube and playing a few time wasting games on my phone, but in the back of … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of a Saturday Cyclist

When I woke up this morning, I checked the weather forecast on my phone. This is something I rarely do because regardless of whether it is hot or cold, the thermostats in both the bus I take to work and … Continue reading

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Cool Morning

I know people aren’t going to agree, or even like what I am going to write for Today’s Perfect Moment. It isn’t going to be popular.  I expect a flood of negatives and only a handful of readers who agree.  … Continue reading

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Not When I Got to My Stop.

There were several candidates for Today’s Perfect Moment. I saw a Canadian actress on the subway–or I at least thought I did. I am (now) unsure as to whether I “recognized” her or just felt that I knew her from … Continue reading

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