Monthly Archives: January 2020

Break Out the Toolbox

When it comes to home repair, I don’t think of myself as a superstar. At key moments, I lose confidence and that is frustrating.  Sometimes, I rush it and don’t do a good enough job.  I want to be able … Continue reading

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Like Clockwork

What constitutes a perfect lesson for an ESL teacher has more than one answer. Obviously when all the students learn what you are teaching them and use it correctly without prodding would be perfect.  However, there are lots of other … Continue reading

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Righting a Wrong

It’s the little things that make you grumpy and it’s the little things that turn those frowns upside down. Now that my stomach is full of Chinese food, I can reflect more clearly on the day.  Several times today, my … Continue reading

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Hearing the Final Bell

I find it funny that even when my teaching day goes well, I am so relieved…..glad…ecstatic when it is over. Today was just such a day.  I did a good job teaching and I used my free time well both … Continue reading

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Ghostly

I have written a lot of posts about walking in the snow.  It isn’t surprising since I have to walk to and from transportation links on both ends of my commute.  I also don’t mind taking a stroll around town … Continue reading

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Delicious

Today’s Perfect Moment is a celebration of something quite simple.  Today’s Perfect Moment is a delicious orange that I ate slightly chilled before dinner. Most of the people I work with are completely obsessed with apples.  I cannot tell you … Continue reading

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Making an Effort

On my second day in Japan, which was rather immediate since I arrived late at night, and after having my first morning of training, I was invited to lunch.  If I remember correctly, the “trainer” was given a lunch in … Continue reading

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Rummaging in Boxes

I have always been a person who likes to rummage. I like rummaging through garage sales, flea markets, and the like.  I probably should be one of the hosts of Canadian Pickers–except that I think the whole thing is probably … Continue reading

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Shaking the Status Quo

Some days, you’ve just got to change things up. Some days, you’ve got to buck the status quo.  This is true for work and life, so it should come as no shock that this is true for sandwiches as well. … Continue reading

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Good Omens in the Mailbox

I don’t want to bore you with all my trip stuff, but I need to share with you a coincidence that is Today’s Perfect Moment. I usually write my blog posts at night and then publish them in the morning. … Continue reading

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