Category Archives: relaxation

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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Restful

Some weekends are jam packed. I am constantly on the move and there are so many things to do.  Those are great weekends.  The only problem is that you finish them and you’re in need another weekend to recover from … Continue reading

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Taking It All In Stride

I was asked to Substitute on Thursday. Then the person requested a change and asked me to substitute Tuesday.  On Monday, the person asked me to wait and see, only to come back later and say, maybe it could be … Continue reading

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On Shaving

I spent a bit of time with the brother and the brothers-in-law, and all of us were sporting various amounts of stubble, despite the celebration of an early Christmas. Not unusual perhaps, but it did spark a bit of an … Continue reading

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