Category Archives: beer

A Balanced Life

My original choice for Today’s Perfect Morning was going to be the nice lady who gave me a lecture on Dale Carnegie while we were waiting for the bus–which took a long time to arrive. Actually, it was less of … Continue reading

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Thursday with Friends

I am a little behind in my blogging, but rather than inundate you with incredibly long posts, I will just have to slowly catch up.  I might be a few days behind for a while. I start with Thursday’s Perfect Moment. … Continue reading

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Friday’s Two Perfect Moments

There were Two Perfect Moments on Friday. The first is that I was given a book by a departing student.  That alone should be considered Today’s Perfect Moment.  However, what was really surprising is that instead of getting someone’s favourite … Continue reading

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Goodbyes

I’ve grown a pretty thick skin over the years of watching students say goodbye to me and to one another. It isn’t coldness, but rather a kind of acceptance.  I like my students while they are here, but I know … Continue reading

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Cobb Salad

There’s no time to waste. I need to aim for an economy of words.  Even as I type these sentences, I can feel the doubt creeping in. Today after work, a group of students who were milling around the lounge … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

It should come as no surprise that Today’s Perfect Moment comes from Father’s day. Most of the clan gathered at my father’s house, hopefully having already done the festivities with their own kids. My younger sister made chicken paprikash (I … Continue reading

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Free Beer

I was walking toward the subway station when I spotted some young campaign women on the corner handing out something. Owing to ongoing construction and a reduction in public space thanks to additions to the building, this has been a … Continue reading

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Killer Beer

Are there too many craft beers out there? This one is branded with the name and number of my all-time favourite hockey player, Doug Gilmour.  He served as Captain of my Maple Leafs, and was the single inspiration that got … Continue reading

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A Very Full Weekend

It’s a holiday here in Canada–Victoria Day or May 2-4.  Like most Canadians I am not particularly royalist–at times I have been a pessimist, optimist, conversationalist, and even a drunken shower singing vocalist–but not particularly royalist.  I do, however, enjoy … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day at the Ballpark

In case you didn’t know, where I live, Sunday was Mother’s Day. Having taught people from all over the world, I know that the second Sunday of May isn’t Mother’s Day everywhere–though I wonder why we weren’t able to agree … Continue reading

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