Category Archives: online

That Was A Good Idea

It really couldn’t have been more Wednesday than that. There wasn’t even a smattering of Thursday, and trying to catch a glimpse of elusive Friday was out of the question. So, it is rather surprising how it turned out. I … Continue reading

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Changes

I am back to working from home full time. For the past twelve weeks I have been teaching a hybrid schedule. All mornings were at home and three afternoons were spent in the socially distance conscious classroom with a mask … Continue reading

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A Happy Notification

I don’t know exactly when, but I remember the phrase “side hustle” becoming popular amongst my coworkers. And I must be clear, it was the word the became popular. Most of them were already engaged in some kind of extra … Continue reading

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Battling the Machines

I should be writing about how I prepared a decent meal for my girlfriend on the weekend. Too often, I have relied on takeout rather than my culinary skills. While one is certainly easier, it really is a little on … Continue reading

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From Students to Shaving

I was working on phrasal verbs with my students today and one of the words in phrasal verbs in question was “tire me out”. After seeing the phrasal verb, along with some others we were looking at in context, I … Continue reading

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When ESL Teachers Clean Up

I was at work today….really at work, not teaching from a chair in my extra bedroom. And for all the significance that should have in this yet unresolved pandemic era, it wasn’t that remarkable at all. Instead it was something … Continue reading

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Last Teacher Standing

Even before the whole Covid 19 thing hit, my work had experienced a downturn in student enrollment.  That it came after finally securing a CBA struck me as ironic because people who expected that unionization would secure their jobs were … Continue reading

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Like Finding Money

I got a nice surprise in my mailbox today.  I had ordered a pair of bibshorts to add to my roster of cycling clothes.  I have enough jerseys (though I wouldn’t say no to another one) but I needed more … Continue reading

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What Your Amazon Wish List Says About You

I don’t know exactly how it started, but we were having a family discussion about Amazon wish lists.  I think my mother was wondering what to buy my sister for her birthday.  My mother knew that I had a wish … Continue reading

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From the Mailbox

The mail carrier/postal worker arrived rather late today.  This didn’t bother me, but it did make for a good starting sentence to this post. Long after work was done, I made the short pilgrimage to the mailbox.  When I got … Continue reading

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