Category Archives: nature

Overcoming Transit Woes

On a day that featured transportation problems both going to and leaving work, I truly needed a Perfect Moment to rescue me from the grumpy moods I was bound to be in. Luckily, I found one at each end of … Continue reading

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A Secret

Do you ever feel like someone’s got the secret, but their not letting you in on it? Do you get told about insider deals, only to follow their instructions and not find the deals?  It seems like others know how … Continue reading

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Unfamiliar

There’s this tree. It grows on someone’s corner lot not too far from my house.  Normally, it evokes no other response than, “it’s a tree.”  However, early in the morning, just as I peered at it, it seemed different.  Its … Continue reading

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The Pacuare River

The next part of my Costa Rican adventure was a two day river rafting trip, with a one day interlude to either hike or relax. We departed our hotel before dawn.  This made for a quiet ride.  Most people were … 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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Jealous Trees

Good things happened and a whole lot of blah happened this week. It’s been the kind of week when I felt I was drifting.  Thing were great and things seemed empty.  My bus rides to work have been interesting and … 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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11 Degrees….11!

I have a small computer mounted on my bike. It is by no means the fancy Garmin or Wahoo system I lust after but can’t ever seem to find room in the budget for.  However, it does the job and … Continue reading

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A Home Cooked Mexican Meal

Yesterday I was invited for a home cooked Mexican meal. That it would happen on the 25th floor of a building in Toronto isn’t particularly relevant except that it might explain the pictures I attached to this post. I was … Continue reading

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