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.

….and Nothing

When you’ve got a “to do” list that is more like a “to do” book, and when you suspect that there might have to be a second volume to this book, then you’ve got two choices. You can either get … Continue reading

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A Moment Later and…

The slightly cooler weather is no deterrent to using the barbecue. In fact, if I use my father as an example, he routinely uses the barbecue in sub-zero temperatures surrounded by snow mounds. I have done the same, and I … Continue reading

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Belated Thanksgiving

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  Remember, even if you celebrate it later in the year, there is nothing wrong with celebrating it now too.  We all need as many good things as we can. Like most of you (hopefully) … Continue reading

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Getting to Use the Big Screwdriver

Sometimes, when you buy a set of tools, as opposed to individual tools, there are going to be things in that set that you rarely use.  We all know this and accept this because the price of the set probably … Continue reading

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Small Victories

Today’s post is in celebration of small victories. This one can either be considered a victory over technology or a victory over poor workmanship. I am not sure, but feel free to comment and let me know what you think. … Continue reading

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Brown-Eyed Girl

Like all of my posts, I start writing them in my head first. I sometimes fixate on a phrase. Sometimes it is a single word. I’ve rewritten whole paragraphs because I wanted to include a particular word and I was … Continue reading

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A Calm in the Morning

I woke 40 minutes before my alarm. Sometimes when this happens, I feel as though I have been cheated out of sleep. I feel as though I won’t get back to sleep. Also, no less significantly, I am sure a … Continue reading

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Getting Through

Today’s Perfect Moment, this time, comes from my teaching day. I spend quite a bit of time encouraging the students as well as teaching them things. This comes in the form of feedback, and comes in the form of little … Continue reading

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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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