Category Archives: adversity

We the North

The TV is all about the Raptors today. Basketball fever has well and truly taken hold of Toronto, and likely Canada.  Tonight the Raptor have a chance at the championship. I am not a huge basketball fan, but I have … Continue reading

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Advice from the Family

I am not sure how it came up, but my family were talking about my blog. Of course, they weren’t talking to me, but amongst themselves.  While they weren’t being critical, they were expressing their opinion about the topics of … Continue reading

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Remarks on the Passing of Time

In truth, I have no Perfect Moment for today. As a result, I will have to cling to yesterday’s Perfect Moment that I wasn’t able to write about because I needed a bit more time to process.  Thankfully, it is … Continue reading

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The Pacuare River

The next part of my Costa Rican adventure was a two day river rafting trip, with a one day interlude to either hike or relax. We departed our hotel before dawn.  This made for a quiet ride.  Most people were … Continue reading

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What I Learned Today

I learned two things today.  The first is that I can indeed jump off an eleven metre platform into a fast moving river.  The second is that I cannot drive/ride a quad atv to save my life. Early this morning … Continue reading

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Crisis Averted

Have you ever been in the line to board an airplane and you hear an announcement asking for volunteers to give up their seats for monetary compensation? Well, I didn’t notice that my boarding pass didn’t have a seat number … Continue reading

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The Modern Traveller

For most of my life, I have relied on Lonely Planet guidebooks to point the way when travelling. I don’t often use their recommendations to eat or hotels to stay at.  However, I like their important background facts on a … Continue reading

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Talking About Weather

The big talk in my classrooms on Friday was all about the weather. It was kind of like I was trapped in an ESL textbook from the 70s or 80s.  I enjoyed the irony….for a few minutes at least.  Then, … Continue reading

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It Has Begun….

Looking forward to the new year is one of the fun things that I can do on January first. Since I am not riddled with a massive hangover, it should be easier than usual. That’s a great word, should. It … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and Thank You

The New Year looms and I feel the pressure to write some fantastic end of year blog. Is it just me, or does every one of us feel the same way? I have read so many end of year wrap-ups … Continue reading

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