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Leftovers

Upon waking and opening my refrigerator door, I spotted the leftover Chinese food and thought it would make a good breakfast.  Then I spotted the leftover pizza and thought it too would make a great breakfast.  Then my eyes drifted … Continue reading

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What Your Amazon Wish List Says About You

I don’t know exactly how it started, but we were having a family discussion about Amazon wish lists.  I think my mother was wondering what to buy my sister for her birthday.  My mother knew that I had a wish … Continue reading

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When There’s Nothing to Write About

Having no thoughts on where or how to start and stop this thing, you can expect a bit of a ramble. I haven’t been writing much.  This is probably due to the mourning of my cat and the heaviness I … Continue reading

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Getting the Mail

If I were writing for a book, I would say that I taught from a loft, surrounded by multiple computer screens with a big panoramic window overlooking the water.  That would sound good and add an extra layer to the … Continue reading

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Morning Reading

My mornings used to be rushed to get myself out of bed, clean, fed, and on the bus.  It was on the bus that I had time to relax, read, and even do some lesson planning.  I’ve chronicled this many … Continue reading

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Lots to Talk About

In the bleakest moments, people need to shine their brightest.  I am not sure that things are truly bleak, but they are a far cry from good.  What I can say is that I have not been doing my best … Continue reading

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Happy Friday Everyone

I used to have a coworker who would say this every Friday morning.  Sometimes it was sarcastic and sometimes quite genuine–I also had a coworker who called Thursday Friday Junior–but that is another story. On both Friday and Monday, I … Continue reading

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Responding to a Fellow Blogger

I am following about 270 bloggers.  That seems like a lot, but since I haven’t cleaned it out in a while, I am sure the number of active bloggers is around 30, certainly less than 50.  Most are cyclists, a … Continue reading

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Building Suspense

I was talking to my girlfriend and she asked me if I had written tomorrow’s post yet.  She knows that ideally, I write the post before going to bed and have it publish at 6 in the morning.  Some nights … Continue reading

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Tales from the ESL (virtual) Classroom.

I could easily have chosen to write about my bike ride today.  It wasn’t epic, but I was out on the bike, and if you love riding a bike (and you should) you would understand how awesome it really is. … Continue reading

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