Monthly Archives: November 2019

Humanity and Warmth on Display

I haven’t written for a few days now. It isn’t because I haven’t wanted to blog, but rather because I really want to find the right words.  I have a lot to say, but not sure I can do it … Continue reading

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A New Cyclery in Town

With the snow falling, and a prediction for it to continue, I did what any normal person would do on their day off. I went to the bike shop. A new bike shop opened up in town recently. This one … Continue reading

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Curiosity

Sunday had a more leisurely pace than usual because I knew that Monday was also a day off.  Despite the cool temperatures, the complete absence of fall colours, and the smattering of snow, I took a leisurely walk with my girlfriend … Continue reading

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The First Snowfall

Today’s Perfect Moment is not this snowfall that I had ignored during weather forecast part of my morning radio show. Instead, it is my students’ reactions to the snowfall which are the amazing part.  It happens every year, but I … Continue reading

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A Brief Respite from the Noise

English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers can be a noisy lot. We might be blowing off steam about a bad class or bad student, debating grammar points, talking about our other great … Continue reading

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Enjoying Morning

My morning was ruined by my commute to work. The bus was late and incredibly slooooooooooow.  I am so embarrassed to tell you how long it took me to get to work that I refuse to write it down here.  … Continue reading

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I Miss Riding My Bicycle

The rain, the cold, and some bad scheduling meant that cycling ended early this year.  I miss it.  I know I could ride in the cold, but the thought of slipping on some wet leaves and skidding along the wet … Continue reading

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When Shopping Goes Poorly

  I would be the first to admit that I don’t really like clothes shopping. I like shopping for books, cycling stuff, computers, tools, toys, and any number of other things, but not clothes.  Maybe it’s the fitting room experience.  … Continue reading

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Signs of Progress

Transportation projects irk me. I think it is because they promise so much but take so much time and inconvenience so many people.  Every day I need to go to work or go south on Yonge Street, I think the … Continue reading

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Getting Lost in a Good Book

On Friday morning, wondering just how hung-over my students were going to be, and hearing that there was snow in the forecast, I really didn’t know how the day was going to go. I broke out my jacket–which my girlfriend … Continue reading

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