Category Archives: fashion

In Need of Warmth

It’s been a little while since I have seen you. You’ve been hiding.  I knew you were there, but I didn’t feel the need to bother you.  I am glad you were there, but I was also quite happy to … 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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Inappropriate Coincidence

Currently, I have only one Brazilian student, which is rare at my school.  She lamented to me yesterday that she really wanted to wear her flip-flops, which are the typical footwear of Brazilians.  She seemed rather pained to have to … 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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Helping a Student

Today’s Perfect Moment is about finding common ground with my new students.  I think, sometimes, my teaching is more effective when I share a common interest with a student, or at least have some knowledge I can impart on them. … Continue reading

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A Splash of Colour on the Subway

There is really no halfway. On the subway, you either make eye contact or you don’t.  I tend to make eye contact, but mostly I am looking at the books people are reading.  I am not sure what it is … Continue reading

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A Choice of Two Moments

Commuting by bus affords one the opportunity to witness things that might otherwise go unnoticed. It is, therefore, not particularly unbelievable that so many of my stories come from my bus rides. Today, I have for you two. Both are … 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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Mid-Autumn Morning

My walk to the bus stop confirmed the thing I already knew to be true. The leaves, though some holding their colours and precarious hold on trees, were, for the most part, now detached, lying on the grass, the pavement … Continue reading

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C is for Cookie

I’m not really into fashion…..okay, I am not into fashion at all on me, but can respect it on others (Loved Project Runway Junior for example).  Yesterday, upon entering class I saw my student so happily clad in what I … Continue reading

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