Category Archives: Canada

What Others Help Me Appreciate on Canada Day

Here it is Canada Day and I really haven’t done much reflecting. I’ve been alternating between productivity and procrastination all day.  Now, being mostly done, and having poured a beer, I guess I should get down to it. Like everyone, … Continue reading

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Putting Away the Jacket

Yesterday I went to work without a jacket. Perhaps this wasn’t the first day that I went without a jacket–I am pretty sure that I have left it in the car or not taken it because I was going to … Continue reading

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Coffee Old School

If my coffee maker had died after it made my coffee yesterday morning, I could have then gone out and bought a new one (fixing the old one would be preferable, but it was beyond my skills). Since that is … Continue reading

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Respect

I write a lot about my students because they give me a lot of material to work with. As we finally embrace winter, the questions begin. Is February warmer than now?                                                  How long does winter last? Is Montreal warmer … Continue reading

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Why Canadians Celebrate Thanksgiving in October

Honestly, I don’t’ know. I always believed that it was because it got colder here sooner, so the harvest happened earlier and therefore Thanksgiving started earlier. It sounds logical, and might in fact be true.  However, there might be more … Continue reading

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Ignoring Nature

Despite the obvious date reference and the usual debate with my father over just exactly when it started, I didn’t want to believe that Autumn had begun. Autumn is my favourite season (followed by Winter and then Spring), but I … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day

I would just like to wish Canadians, and any Canadian friendly people out there, a Happy Canada Day.  We’re 151 years young.  We have a lot to be proud of (and a few things to atone for).  Our year begins … Continue reading

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Reflection

Today, after a tasty afternoon beer that accompanied a stilted conversation that seemed to have no future, I was in need of some reflection. I found myself seated at a window on the world, looking out at the people passing … Continue reading

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Grill the Procrastinator

I have admitted to procrastination before on this blog. I won’t do a search, but I am sure there are several posts dedicated to the subject.  The only problem is that I have several long term procrastinations that I have … Continue reading

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Coffee Cups and Confrontations

It is a scene I see to often. A person, standing in front of the subway door, leaning ever so slightly forward as if they are going to spring out the doorway and dash up the steps as soon as … Continue reading

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