Monthly Archives: May 2020

An Intense Weather Moment

Teaching at home means there is a window to my left.  When the students are doing work, I briefly peer out to see what is going on in my neighbourhood.  I also keep a lookout for the mailman since I … Continue reading

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Notes from the Road

Getting out on my bike was great today.  I started out poorly, but finally got my legs before the turnaround.  It was hot and humid, but I am not complaining.  I had been feeling fatigued from work….or lack of sleep….or … Continue reading

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Just Because

Is it wrong that Today’s Perfect Moment is a quick snack.  I’ve been feeling bogged down at work and I turned to junk food for a pick me up.  There are probably better things that could have done the trick….but … Continue reading

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Family Recipes

My paternal grandmother, Oma as I call her, was a fantastic baker and cook.  I remember there were always chocolate chip cookies in the cookie jar.  There were always sweet things to eat.  There were always kipfels. Kipfels are crescent … Continue reading

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Love in the time of Coronavirus

Despite the lockdown, and despite the doom and gloom that hangs over my employment, I did find something worthy of the title of Perfect Moment. This time last year, my girlfriend and I spent the day walking in High Park … Continue reading

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Happy Friday Everyone

I used to have a coworker who would say this every Friday morning.  Sometimes it was sarcastic and sometimes quite genuine–I also had a coworker who called Thursday Friday Junior–but that is another story. On both Friday and Monday, I … Continue reading

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Better Times

Today, we had a virtual meeting at work.  It was an open meeting that invited the few remaining employed teachers  and those who have been laid off to attend.  It was a chance to hear how things were going with … Continue reading

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It Strikes Me as Odd

It strikes me as odd that I should wake up three days in a row, in May, to snow.  While I often revel in the idea of living in the Great White North, I do like my spring and summer.  … Continue reading

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What I Haven’t Done

While we all have been staying at home, many of us have found time to do things we did not have the time to do before–though I suspect we had the time, we probably wanted to use in on something … Continue reading

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Lots to Juggle

There are some complex machines out there.  You know what I am talking about.  You’ve seen those people sitting in front of some control panel, flipping hundreds of switches while turning thousands of dials,  with ease.   They make the complex … Continue reading

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