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.

Hidden Amid the Junk Mail

The mail carrier arrived during my break time today. I grew up thinking that mail carriers had a pretty set routine. They wouldn’t arrive at exactly the same time every single day, but they would be within some kind of … Continue reading

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Busy Man

I have been accused (mostly by myself in moments of self-criticism) of not using time wisely. I don’t mean that I am always late for things. That is almost never the case. Instead, I mean that when I have time … Continue reading

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The Laundry List

Having not written for a few days, I have a bunch of things to declare as Perfect Moments, even if I cannot specify on which days they occurred. I showed my girlfriend a few episodes of Hell’s Kitchen. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Inertia

When work finished, and all student questions about homework had been answered I took a few moments to watch a bunch stuff on YouTube to relax and wind down. Actually, my student sent me a link to a Bruce Lee … Continue reading

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Hockey is Back

It was good to have hockey back today. Opening nights are supposed to be festive and full of both nostalgia and future thinking. There was very little of that. I guess Covid 19 has kicked that in the ass–and pretty … Continue reading

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The Difference between Slacking and Taking a Break

Today’s Perfect Moment is an easy one. I didn’t sleep well and was tired and dragging all day. I knew I wasn’t going to accomplish as many things as I set out to do. I wrote my to do list … Continue reading

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Like a Kid in a Candy Store

I stopped in at the bike store on my way to pick up my girlfriend. I actually went into the plaza area for something else, but noticed that they were open–and this is no mean feat because several places I … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Stuff

I’ve got a few things to write about. Somewhere in all of this, I should be able to find a Perfect Moment. Regarding yesterday’s post, the angle of my bike is definitely different on the trainer. It is higher at … Continue reading

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Tales from the Freezer and the Pantry

When the lockdown started, I distinctly remember stories of people losing their jobs, not being able to shop, and having to get creative with their meals by eating all the things in their house that they hadn’t eaten. Despite the … Continue reading

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A Question for my fellow Cyclists

I am writing this short appeal to all the cyclists who follow this blog or who find it accidentally. I need your help with something. I need your advice and experience. I have started using Zwift and I notice that … Continue reading

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