Category Archives: perfect moment

A New Cyclery in Town

With the snow falling, and a prediction for it to continue, I did what any normal person would do on their day off. I went to the bike shop. A new bike shop opened up in town recently. This one … Continue reading

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Curiosity

Sunday had a more leisurely pace than usual because I knew that Monday was also a day off.  Despite the cool temperatures, the complete absence of fall colours, and the smattering of snow, I took a leisurely walk with my girlfriend … Continue reading

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The First Snowfall

Today’s Perfect Moment is not this snowfall that I had ignored during weather forecast part of my morning radio show. Instead, it is my students’ reactions to the snowfall which are the amazing part.  It happens every year, but I … Continue reading

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A Brief Respite from the Noise

English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers can be a noisy lot. We might be blowing off steam about a bad class or bad student, debating grammar points, talking about our other great … Continue reading

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Enjoying Morning

My morning was ruined by my commute to work. The bus was late and incredibly slooooooooooow.  I am so embarrassed to tell you how long it took me to get to work that I refuse to write it down here.  … Continue reading

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I Miss Riding My Bicycle

The rain, the cold, and some bad scheduling meant that cycling ended early this year.  I miss it.  I know I could ride in the cold, but the thought of slipping on some wet leaves and skidding along the wet … Continue reading

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When Shopping Goes Poorly

  I would be the first to admit that I don’t really like clothes shopping. I like shopping for books, cycling stuff, computers, tools, toys, and any number of other things, but not clothes.  Maybe it’s the fitting room experience.  … Continue reading

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Signs of Progress

Transportation projects irk me. I think it is because they promise so much but take so much time and inconvenience so many people.  Every day I need to go to work or go south on Yonge Street, I think the … Continue reading

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Getting Lost in a Good Book

On Friday morning, wondering just how hung-over my students were going to be, and hearing that there was snow in the forecast, I really didn’t know how the day was going to go. I broke out my jacket–which my girlfriend … Continue reading

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Going Global

For most of my students Halloween isn’t really a thing where they come from. They’ve seen it in movies, but they haven’t really experienced it.  Today, some of my students made an attempt at Halloween.  They cobbled together some kinds … Continue reading

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