Category Archives: relaxation

The Difference between Slacking and Taking a Break

Today’s Perfect Moment is an easy one. I didn’t sleep well and was tired and dragging all day. I knew I wasn’t going to accomplish as many things as I set out to do. I wrote my to do list … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

I awoke with the morning sun blasting through my window and  my cat sitting on my shoulder.  When I opened my eyes, he merely said “Meow.”  Luckily I speak Cat and I knew he wanted to be fed.  A quick … Continue reading

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Stating the Obvious

Some of the time, perhaps much of the time, I celebrate the obscure in this blog.  That makes sense to me.  I see myself as the artist who sees the world through a different lens.  A bit pompous, a bit … Continue reading

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The Haircut

When I lived in Toronto, I used to go to Tony’s Barber shop on Avenue Road.  Tony was Greek and he has had that shop for a long time.  It was a decent haircut and his loyal clientele was quite … Continue reading

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What Did You Do Today?

When I ask my students what they did the day before, they often answer with the words “nothing” or they merely shrug their shoulders. Then I chastise them by reminding them that they: studied English/learned something about English traveled on … Continue reading

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When It’s Raining Outside

The weather was, and this is not a very poetic term, yucky today. It was above zero, so not particularly cold, but thanks to the rain, it was yucky nonetheless.  I wouldn’t have gone out at all, except that needs … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Saturday Morning

For quite some time now, Saturday morning has meant a good breakfast and coffee. It is the time that I can make and enjoy more cups of coffee than I can during the work week.  I have the time to … 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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A Nice Day At Home

For the next couple of weeks, I am working a compressed work schedule. This means more teaching on the days I am at work, but also means more time off.  Today, was a day off. In the past, I used … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday

It might be a bold statement, but I finally feel like summer is here. Saturday’s bike ride was in warm temperatures with lots of sun.  I no longer need the arm warmers and everyone has their bike shorts on–as opposed … Continue reading

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