Monthly Archives: September 2020

What is a Sandwich?

There is debate among my family as to what exactly constitutes a sandwich. Having seen my sandwiches, you know that I favour elaborate creations with tasty bread, different kinds of meat, multiple mustards, tomatoes, different kinds of onions, lettuce (or … Continue reading

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A Bit of Fresh Air

Last weekend, it looked like winter was a foregone conclusion. This past weekend, it looked like summer was mounting a comeback. The truth is that evidence of autumn is all around us. The colours are beautiful and they need to … Continue reading

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September Morning

I’ve missed a few rides lately. Last weekend the temperature was 4 degrees. The other times coincided with something I either had to do or wanted to do. Keeping that in mind, and knowing that the temperature was changing quite … Continue reading

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Frying Pans

So universe, there is something I have been wondering about for a long time. Why don’t they sell lids with frying pans? I know, you can buy lids separately, but they rarely fit, and they rarely look like they belong … Continue reading

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A Toy Store for Adults**

**because “Adult Toy Store” would have got us all thinking about something completely different. As recent and long-time readers know, I have become interested in doing some woodworking. I have become addicted to some videos and really want to try … Continue reading

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Beautifully Quiet

I felt very sleepy by the end of my teaching day. It’s only Tuesday, but it is amazing how strong I felt the Friday feeling of weariness. It could be the ongoing pandemic. It could be the gruesome political scenes … Continue reading

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Battling the Machines

I should be writing about how I prepared a decent meal for my girlfriend on the weekend. Too often, I have relied on takeout rather than my culinary skills. While one is certainly easier, it really is a little on … Continue reading

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Giving Away Some Clutter

Being back in the classroom has definitely added to the dynamic of my interactions with students. Owing to physical distancing recommendations, I am not physically close to my students, but just being in their presence has made some differences. One … Continue reading

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From Students to Shaving

I was working on phrasal verbs with my students today and one of the words in phrasal verbs in question was “tire me out”. After seeing the phrasal verb, along with some others we were looking at in context, I … Continue reading

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Shopping Carts

A second question for the universe. Why does the cart I chose appear normal and functional in every single way until I get it within the shopping aisles. Suddenly the wheels start locking up or rolling in directions I don’t … Continue reading

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