Category Archives: authentic

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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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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A Bouquet

I can’t recall the last time I saw someone taking flowers to someone. It probably isn’t rare, but I just never see it.  I know there is a flower shop or flower corner at the grocery store, but I have … Continue reading

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Musings on Kerouac

I am reading another book on Jack Kerouac, this one called Jack’s Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac by Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee. The question I have for myself is why? It isn’t that I dislike the book.  … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr. Ellison

It is with a bit of a heavy heart that I write this piece. With so many thoughts going through my head, it is unlikely that I can write it in a short linear narrative, so I hope you will … Continue reading

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Free as a Bird

Today’s Perfect Moment might be nothing more than timing. I saw a bird in the subway.  Since there are numerous entrances and since the next station south is above ground, that probably isn’t such a big deal. However, it got … Continue reading

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Opting to Celebrate

It’s Sunday night and as an end to my weekend.  Rather than search for Today’s perfect moment, I am going to make it for myself.  A couple of Japanese chocolates should do the trick.  It’s much better to celebrate the weekend … Continue reading

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Fog, Philosophers and Fall

I did not consciously think of the alliterative title, but it certainly fits the disparate parts of my day….that now I wonder if they are indeed disparate at all. Fog When I left work, the whole area was encased in … Continue reading

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Holding Onto Summer

In the past two days I have had a couple of wonder spottings….sightings.  I am sure one of those words is the correct one. (Microsoft Word is telling me it is the second one…..but somehow I like the first one … Continue reading

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A Pizza by Any Other Name….

  Recently I found myself in a situation which has sparked a bit of discussion amongst my students. Normally, as an ESL teacher, I would welcome any topic that provokes a lot of discussion–as long as it isn’t full of … Continue reading

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