Explaining a September Lull

20190913_162636.jpgIf it wasn’t clear to everyone in my last post, I think the picture above says it all. Autumn, or Fall, is definitely on its way.  I photographed the picture above on my walk home yesterday.

I have been feeling a bit of a lull in my blogging. If you’ll allow me, I will meditate on this a little bit in today’s post.  Writing is, after all, a kind of therapy.

I wonder if it is a result of the season changing or the obvious temperature change. Nights have been getting cooler and there are days when I don’t put on my shorts.

I guess there are other things. Work has changed gears and new classes also mean a bit of trepidation.  It has all worked out, but next week is the real test.

Hockey season is starting and TV is cautiously dividing its time between hockey and politics. With the election looming, at least advertisers will have less trouble selling commercial time.  Now I know why the adverts for the new TV season had to start so soon.  There really won’t be any space available for some time.


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I had tea biscuits for the first time in quite a long time. I am not sure why I am telling you this except for the fact that I took a picture of it and I thought I should include it here to liven up the post a little.

The Mitch Marner, “will he or won’t he sign” brouhaha is finally over. In Leaf Nation (what fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs are known) will now have days to debate the details of the contract, the positives and negatives, the insane amount of money that professional athletes make, the state of hockey, and the new set of hockey cards.  So it’s pretty much status quo.

I opted not to ride this morning to get some sleep. I might have to go out and do a solo ride tomorrow.  This isn’t my preference, but there really aren’t that many rides left this year.  I don’t mind cooler temperatures, but falling off my bike due wet roads and slippery painted lines is a very real prospect that doesn’t thrill me at all.

I’ve had a lazy Saturday morning, but now I must get ready for what I hope will be the next thing I write about for Today’s Perfect Moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to Explaining a September Lull

  1. Claudette says:

    I’m kind of feeling the same way, wiling aimlessly. Ugh. And I made scones today that look similar to your tea biscuit! 🙂

    My 14yo son, who plays GTHL hockey, told me about Marner last night. 🙂

  2. Heide says:

    Even with the lull in your blogging, it sounds like you’re having a lovely fall, Anthony. I haven’t posted anything since APRIL. So rest assured that even in your fall torpor you’re doing better than some of us! 🙂

    • Anthony says:

      I have noticed your absence, but would never think of deleting you from my reading list.
      I am having a lovely fall. My lull in blogging is not a disenchantment, but just being a little tired.
      I hope you are well.

      • Heide says:

        You are so kind, Anthony. Yes, I am indeed well. I’ve just been extraordinarily busy at work since about February, and frankly haven’t had the energy to write much outside of the office. But the new website is supposed to launch in a couple of weeks, so hopefully then I’ll be back! In the meantime it’s fun catching up again with my long-lost blog pals. 🙂

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