Category Archives: Reflections

What Others Help Me Appreciate on Canada Day

Here it is Canada Day and I really haven’t done much reflecting. I’ve been alternating between productivity and procrastination all day.  Now, being mostly done, and having poured a beer, I guess I should get down to it. Like everyone, … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Trip

Now that I have been home for a couple of days, I want to take a moment to sum up and review my trip. Costa Rica The country is beautiful. From the beaches to the mountains, the colour are spectacular.  … Continue reading

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Reflection

Today, after a tasty afternoon beer that accompanied a stilted conversation that seemed to have no future, I was in need of some reflection. I found myself seated at a window on the world, looking out at the people passing … Continue reading

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A Route Unfamiliar

Today I took the bus somewhere different. I took a route unfamiliar.  A first glance it might appear a minor thing.  Upon another glance, it might reveal itself quite differently. We are all creatures of habit, whether we believe it … Continue reading

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Reflections On My Trip

I wasn’t sure it was necessary, but I feel the need to reflect on my trip before the memory fades too much.  Thankfully, I have my blogs and my photos. When I got back from my Vietnam cycling vacation, I … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Cake Box

Not getting a seat on the bus, though rare for me, is both frustrating and eye opening. When seated, I usually face forward, catching glimpses of people in my peripheral vision. The negative of standing, besides being more tiring after … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Students

Today, one of my students told the class that he traveled halfway around the world and he hoped he would find a girlfriend. He seemed a little miffed that it hadn’t happened yet. In a surprisingly positive way, the other … Continue reading

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Omens Too Big to Ignore

Before we go to far, I should admit that I am getting to the fortune cookies a bit late.  Technically, I bought a dinner for four, but far fewer people were involved in the consumption.  In fact, the remnants of … Continue reading

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Paying Closer Attention to the Tour De France

It is Tour de France time and since I have become a more avid cyclist this year, I seem to be paying much more attention than in years past.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that coverage seems to be so … Continue reading

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Learning Opportunities Abound

The world is full of wonderful and odd ways to learn things.  I guess that was the basis for the novel Q&A (also known as Slumdog Millionaire).  As a teacher, I have tried to impress upon my students that there … Continue reading

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