Author Archives: Anthony

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.

The Card Has Arrived

Today’s Perfect Moment was an easy one because it felt so good to open that envelope.  My membership card for my cycling club finally came in the mail today.  That alone is reason to celebrate.  Couple that with a vast … Continue reading

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Disappointment

Let’s just get it out of the way right from the beginning. There is no Perfect Moment today.  Of course there is one, but it just cannot rise out of the gloom that my feelings are trapped in.  Am I … Continue reading

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What Trumps a Beautiful Sunrise

Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. I remember that line being uttered by James Garner in the movie The Great Escape. It has always stuck with me and in the morning I was … Continue reading

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Attempting to Save my Afternoon

I really hoped that Today’s Perfect Moment would be the Toronto Maple Leafs advancing to the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. I even took pictures to that effect.  Sadly, it will have to wait until Tuesday. If that … Continue reading

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The Easter Incident

I got to celebrate Easter and experience an exhilarating moment of sheer panic at the same time. It would be hard to call it Today’s Perfect Moment, but my nephews insisted that I write about it.  What kind of uncle … Continue reading

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Taking It All In Stride

I was asked to Substitute on Thursday. Then the person requested a change and asked me to substitute Tuesday.  On Monday, the person asked me to wait and see, only to come back later and say, maybe it could be … Continue reading

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The Trees at Dawn

Today’s Perfect Moment was seeing the sunrise just begin as I walked to the bus stop. It had been a long winter and this was the first day that I boarded the bus with a small amount of sunlight.  Could … Continue reading

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When My Memory Surprises Me

When I was a kid, watching afterschool TV with my sisters, we had an unwritten competition surrounding some of those classic TV shows. I am talking about the Brady Bunch or Gilligan’s Island or possibly My Three Sons.  These shows … Continue reading

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In the Classroom

There was a light cascade of snow to complicate and complement my early morning walk to the bus stop. Its drops were so fine only the light from the streetlamps illuminated it.  Rather than get bogged down in thoughts of … Continue reading

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Over Easy

Cooking shows have come a long way since the early days of television. I especially remember Wok with Yan on Canadian TV.  It was a much simpler time and so different from things like Hell’s Kitchen, Top Chef, and the … Continue reading

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