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.

Climbing a Hill

Sometimes responsibilities pile up and I can’t get out on the bike.  Sadly, not getting out on the bike can become a habit like getting out on the bike is.  If you leave it too long, one day you find … Continue reading

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Last Teacher Standing

Even before the whole Covid 19 thing hit, my work had experienced a downturn in student enrollment.  That it came after finally securing a CBA struck me as ironic because people who expected that unionization would secure their jobs were … Continue reading

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How Did That Happen?

I think I broke my mouse.  More correctly, I think I wore my mouse out.  How did that happen? This revelation isn’t as dramatic as you think.  It didn’t just stop working.  It works, but it just doesn’t work as … Continue reading

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Play-by-Play

In my last year at University I became a born again Toronto Maple Leafs fan.  That year, I watched or listened to every game.  This was no mean feat as I didn’t have cable TV and there wasn’t widespread adoption … Continue reading

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Like Finding Money

I got a nice surprise in my mailbox today.  I had ordered a pair of bibshorts to add to my roster of cycling clothes.  I have enough jerseys (though I wouldn’t say no to another one) but I needed more … Continue reading

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Leftovers

Upon waking and opening my refrigerator door, I spotted the leftover Chinese food and thought it would make a good breakfast.  Then I spotted the leftover pizza and thought it too would make a great breakfast.  Then my eyes drifted … Continue reading

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Driving At Night

Driving at night is not always good.  Sometimes the lights of other cars is blinding.  Sometimes the traffic jams and the sea of red brake lights can give you a headache.  Having nothing on the radio can only make this … Continue reading

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What Your Amazon Wish List Says About You

I don’t know exactly how it started, but we were having a family discussion about Amazon wish lists.  I think my mother was wondering what to buy my sister for her birthday.  My mother knew that I had a wish … Continue reading

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The Monday

There is a soccer team–the rival to my friend’s favourite team–called the Wednesday.  The origin, if correct, was that they played on Wednesday.  They were also butchers and their team uniform reflects the apron of the profession. Why am I … Continue reading

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Not As You Might Suspect

From the picture, you might think I am choosing pizza for lunch as Today’s Perfect Moment.  That wouldn’t be surprising.  If I go back and look at the past 1000 or so posts, I have undoubtedly written many posts in … Continue reading

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