Category Archives: online

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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Cycling News

I got a great email in my inbox earlier this week.  My cycling club is now able to operate.  Of course, we have to have smaller groups, staggered starting times (and actually staggered, not leaving a couple of minutes later) … Continue reading

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A Moment Away from the Class

If you’ve never done it, and by it I mean teaching, you might not identify with all aspects of it.  You might understand the joy of getting through to that notoriously difficult or rather uninspired student.  It’s happened in enough … Continue reading

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What I Haven’t Done

While we all have been staying at home, many of us have found time to do things we did not have the time to do before–though I suspect we had the time, we probably wanted to use in on something … Continue reading

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Lots to Juggle

There are some complex machines out there.  You know what I am talking about.  You’ve seen those people sitting in front of some control panel, flipping hundreds of switches while turning thousands of dials,  with ease.   They make the complex … 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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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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Indulgence To Ward Off the Blahs

I had an okay day.  I taught some students.  I got some paperless paperwork done.  I knocked a couple of things off of my to do list.  I talked to my girlfriend.  I watched some cool “maker” videos on YouTube.  … Continue reading

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The Child Inside of Me

I had hoped to keep up the momentum of my first ride, but mother nature found ways to keep me from doing this. When I woke up, I discovered that there was a light covering of snow on the ground.  … 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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