Monthly Archives: April 2020

Finally Crossing Something Off the List

If you came here from yesterday’s late post, were you able to guess what I have accomplished?  Either way, I invite you to read on. If you’ve been reading this blog lately, you will know that I have been utilizing … Continue reading

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Building Suspense

I was talking to my girlfriend and she asked me if I had written tomorrow’s post yet.  She knows that ideally, I write the post before going to bed and have it publish at 6 in the morning.  Some nights … Continue reading

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Getting Better at the Tech

Today’s Perfect Moment is getting a better handle on the technology I have to employ in my new role as online teacher.  However, I would be remiss if I didn’t say that today’s bike ride really should also win the … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

I awoke with the morning sun blasting through my window and  my cat sitting on my shoulder.  When I opened my eyes, he merely said “Meow.”  Luckily I speak Cat and I knew he wanted to be fed.  A quick … Continue reading

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Ticking Things Off the To Do List

Having a house means there is always something to do inside and out.  Growing up, I heard this lament a lot.  I didn’t buy it then.  I thought if you went and fixed what you were whining about, then it … Continue reading

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Stating the Obvious

Some of the time, perhaps much of the time, I celebrate the obscure in this blog.  That makes sense to me.  I see myself as the artist who sees the world through a different lens.  A bit pompous, a bit … Continue reading

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Tales from the ESL (virtual) Classroom.

I could easily have chosen to write about my bike ride today.  It wasn’t epic, but I was out on the bike, and if you love riding a bike (and you should) you would understand how awesome it really is. … Continue reading

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Indulgence To Ward Off the Blahs

I had an okay day.  I taught some students.  I got some paperless paperwork done.  I knocked a couple of things off of my to do list.  I talked to my girlfriend.  I watched some cool “maker” videos on YouTube.  … Continue reading

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The Battle Begins Anew

Today marks the beginning of a battle that never truly ended.   Having finished my work duties….or most of them….or some of them, I was doing a little cleanup that required me to take the trash outside.  I took one look … Continue reading

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Kismet

Growing up, we played a lot of board games.  My oldest sister and her friends played together all the time.  My second oldest sister and I played them until we got bored.  On weekends the family would play things like … Continue reading

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