Category Archives: coffee

What I Woke Up To

I woke up to: Anticipation. It was the season opener for the Notre Dame football team.  While I have more anticipation for the Leafs opening game, this is good second one as far as sports is concerned.  I hadn’t done … Continue reading

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A Nice Day At Home

For the next couple of weeks, I am working a compressed work schedule. This means more teaching on the days I am at work, but also means more time off.  Today, was a day off. In the past, I used … 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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This Ride Had It All

I hadn’t done a Sunday ride with the Newmarket Eagles in quite a while–certainly not this year. When I first started with them, I always did the Sunday ride.  Somewhere along the way, I switched to the Saturday ride and … Continue reading

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Meeting Sarah Warsi

This blog has given me many things–an outlet for my writing, positive thoughts, answers to some pressing questions, help in getting a girlfriend, and place to put all my food pictures. Today it gave me something else.  It gave me … Continue reading

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What Does This Mean?

I cannot say with absolute certainty that the kitchen (dining area/kitchenette) of an ESL school is any different than the equivalent room in any other office space. There are lots of objects that are common to both.  I am sure … 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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And She Didn’t Order Coffee

It’s been a while since I wrote about a character from my bus ride. And I suppose it will be a little longer because this character actually comes from the coffee shop. The back-story My coffee maker died this morning. … 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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Drinkable Souvenirs

I cannot decide whether it is merely luck or a subconscious design on my part, but every region I have visited in the past two years (granted, it hasn’t been that many) produces some fantastic coffee. As a result, besides … Continue reading

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