Category Archives: clothes

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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Joiners and Non Joiners (Catching Up Part two)

A long time ago, one of my neighbours, when talking about her husband and his hobby of running, explained that he joined a running club. She said that it was a little “unusual” because her husband was “not a joiner.”. … 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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Best Friends

It is no secret that I am a big fan of Notre Dame football. This year they were scheduled to take on Clemson in the Cotton Bowl (forgive me, I don’t remember who the sponsor was–actually, I remember, but I … Continue reading

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Call the Fashion Police

If you haven’t already read my piece entitled the Great T-shirt Debacle, you should. It will give you great context for what happened today.  Although, I should warn you.  This is less of a debacle and really was more of … Continue reading

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White Christmas

It would seem we are going to have a white Christmas. From the depths of my closet, I have dug out my boots, my gloves, my scarf, and my toque.

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The Death of My Bib Shorts

Despite my best efforts, some days I have to write about today’s terrible moment (lower case letters purposefully chosen) rather than Today’s Perfect Moment. By the end of the day, I am sure I will have decided upon and concentrated … Continue reading

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Why I Couldn’t Talk To The Woman With Purple Hair

Sometimes I feel like I am living the movie “They Live.” Sometimes, when I glance at things, I see things that just can’t be real.  I see things that force me to look again, and even after that second look … Continue reading

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Duh!

So, in preparation Pho my trip, I went out in search of sandals. I did my research, made a plan of action, and came up empty.  The salesperson looked at me (and though he didn’t say it, probably uttered a … Continue reading

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Getting Ready Pho My Trip

I have only ever had to apply for a visa once before a trip. In actual fact, that wasn’t a vacation but rather the start of my working time in Japan.  Since then, I have always gotten a visa at … Continue reading

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