Category Archives: obstacles

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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The Coin That Brought Nostalgia

I’ve got a random collection of coins from all over the world. They are poorly organized and not displayed in any fashion.  These mostly came from students who proudly wanted to show off their country, or at the very least, … Continue reading

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Premonition or Paranoia

Once again, circumstances prevented me from joining my Saturday morning ride. These were pretty good circumstances, so I really can’t blame anyone. Today’s ride assembled at the usual spot, and as Sunday’s seem to be, only the fast group came … Continue reading

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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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