Category Archives: obstacles

Time Catches Us All

Upon first glance, Today’s Perfect Moment, is somewhat quiet in nature. However, don’t let it fool you.  It has its own depth. After a long day that began with a little bit of a lie in, and continued in the … Continue reading

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Being Decisive

Let’s talk about Today’s Perfect Moment. Let me set the scene for you. I was on my way somewhere. I was in my car, alone, and I couldn’t find anything on the radio that suited my mood.  I was in … Continue reading

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Lucky Rabbit

I was on the bus, alternating between nodding off and reading my book (Will Ferguson’s Belfast and Beyond–a humorous read like a Canadian Bill Bryson).  I had had a bad end to my day at work.  A student who rarely … Continue reading

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A Perfect Teaching Moment

  I had a good teaching moment yesterday and I wanted to share it with you–you being my regular readers and you being other ESL teachers out there who might also feel the ups and downs of ESL teaching. I … Continue reading

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Today’s Very Imperfect Moment–or the Bobble Head that Got Away

I’ve got to break up Today’s Perfect Moment into two today. That is because amidst the perfect, I need a moment to rant about great injustices.  I cannot always right the wrongs, but I can stand up and let my … Continue reading

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Commuting Gets Surreal

I often spend time during my commute reading, dozing, wondering why the attractive women don’t sit next to me and composing today’s perfect moment. Today was not that much different, except of course that it was. My bus window was … Continue reading

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Cagney Double Bill

Having arrived home late last night, I was too tired to post yesterday’s Perfect Moment. That isn’t really a bad thing because it gave me a little time to reflect on it.  As many bloggers will attest, reflection pre and … Continue reading

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When a Big Group Shows Up to Ride

This weekend’s ride featured something a bit different for me. Instead of the five or six riders in the “slow” group, there were eleven of us. It was great for the club to see such a big turnout on the … Continue reading

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Suddenly, It Has Become So Very Real

Earlier this year, probably in the middle of March, I signed up to ride 125 km.   There were longer alternatives (165 and 140 to be exact) and there were shorter alternatives. How I settled on 125 is not overly clear … Continue reading

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In Praise of Tire Levers

While I cannot rightly call them titanic, I remember the childhood struggles with flat tires. Little did I know that a couple of simple pieces of plastic could make all the difference. Little did I know that two little pieces … Continue reading

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