Category Archives: success

Finally Crossing Something Off the List

If you came here from yesterday’s late post, were you able to guess what I have accomplished?  Either way, I invite you to read on. If you’ve been reading this blog lately, you will know that I have been utilizing … Continue reading

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Test Results

Way back in December, I concluded teaching a group of students who were studying for a proficiency exam.  Some were studying for the FCE and some were studying for the CAE.  Some were a bit shaky and took both exams. … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Good Economic News

Close to my house is an Asian grocery store.  That statement is mostly true.  I call it an Asian grocery store, but they sell Canadian food as well as food from all over the place.  Their philosophy seems to be … Continue reading

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Beating Last Year’s Numbers

At the beginning of the year, I hoped that I would double the number of views I had from the past year. I had done that in both 2016 and 2017–though I failed to do so in 2018–I thought it … Continue reading

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Advice from the Family

I am not sure how it came up, but my family were talking about my blog. Of course, they weren’t talking to me, but amongst themselves.  While they weren’t being critical, they were expressing their opinion about the topics of … Continue reading

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Better Than Solitary Joy

Where I work, students improve their English and change their levels. Hopefully, they have improved their pronunciation, reading comprehension, their writing skills, and their ability to speak a language I take for granted every day.  While I love this, it … Continue reading

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An Award Asks for Advice

This is not the post that I had planned on writing, and it probably isn’t the post I am expected to write. I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by View From The Back.  Please go check out the … Continue reading

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Doing Better Than Last Year

Last year was a good year for the blog. I doubled the number of views from the previous year.  This had been a nice trend for the first four years of the blog.  Sadly, unless this blog suddenly becomes major … Continue reading

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Successful Blogging

Lately, I have noticed an uptick in my WP stats. More people seem to be stopping by to take a look at my blog.  Some of those people are even going back and reading some of my older posts.  That … Continue reading

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On Milestones

Recognizing and celebrating milestones is not something I am particularly good at. It isn’t that I don’t appreciate them it’s just that I don’t feel comfortable drawing attention to them.  While I think modesty and self-deprecation as good things, I … Continue reading

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