Category Archives: obstacles

Red Lights

Is it just me, or do we all have a traffic light that we never make? As I type this, I realize that I am writing more about driving these days. I guess that’s because I am driving more to … Continue reading

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Back in the Classroom

The students have been clamouring for it and today we made it a reality. We had face to face classes for the first time since mid March. For me, it was the first time back in the classroom since mid … Continue reading

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Better Times

Today, we had a virtual meeting at work.  It was an open meeting that invited the few remaining employed teachers  and those who have been laid off to attend.  It was a chance to hear how things were going with … Continue reading

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Getting Better at the Tech

Today’s Perfect Moment is getting a better handle on the technology I have to employ in my new role as online teacher.  However, I would be remiss if I didn’t say that today’s bike ride really should also win the … Continue reading

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Ticking Things Off the To Do List

Having a house means there is always something to do inside and out.  Growing up, I heard this lament a lot.  I didn’t buy it then.  I thought if you went and fixed what you were whining about, then it … Continue reading

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Tales from the ESL (virtual) Classroom.

I could easily have chosen to write about my bike ride today.  It wasn’t epic, but I was out on the bike, and if you love riding a bike (and you should) you would understand how awesome it really is. … Continue reading

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The Battle Begins Anew

Today marks the beginning of a battle that never truly ended.   Having finished my work duties….or most of them….or some of them, I was doing a little cleanup that required me to take the trash outside.  I took one look … Continue reading

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No Dinosaur Here

I am not a technophobe.  As evidenced by this blog, I have at least a minor ability to use the computer and cellphone.  However, I must admit that I have clearly not picked up enough of the tricks or technical … Continue reading

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The Positives and Negatives of Working/Teaching from Home.

There are some upsides and downsides working/teaching from home.  I have touched on a few of these before, but I am in a listing kind of mood, so list I shall. Positives I can sleep later. I can drink my … Continue reading

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Some Venting

It is hard to write about Perfect Moments when I am somewhat cooped up at home.  After returning from Colombia, it seems that work wanted me to spend another week in self imposed isolation.  I get it.  However, since all … Continue reading

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