Tag Archives: pandemic

An Amusing Library Story

I would like to relate an amusing story. It didn’t start out as a Perfect Moment, but became one in the end. I got a notification that a book I had requested from the library was now available. My library, … Continue reading

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Silver Lining?

I said goodbye to my class on Friday. We were down to three students and two of the remaining 3 are finishing in the next two weeks. What that meant for me was being laid-off. I had managed to work … Continue reading

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Nothing

I am sitting here staring alternately at the screen and the keyboard. I’ve got nothing. I want to write something, but there’s nothing in the tank. Rest assured, this is not a case of writer’s block. I’ve got lots of … Continue reading

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Out of Context

There’s this great line in Seinfeld (okay, there were lots of them, but this one suits today’s topic) when Jerry sees George’s Dad in his neigbourhood. He says that “it’s just so out of context.” That’s how I felt today, … Continue reading

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That Was A Good Idea

It really couldn’t have been more Wednesday than that. There wasn’t even a smattering of Thursday, and trying to catch a glimpse of elusive Friday was out of the question. So, it is rather surprising how it turned out. I … Continue reading

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When ESL Teachers Clean Up

I was at work today….really at work, not teaching from a chair in my extra bedroom. And for all the significance that should have in this yet unresolved pandemic era, it wasn’t that remarkable at all. Instead it was something … Continue reading

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Some Reading Material

While it didn’t happen today, it is recent enough that I don’t mind writing about it. It may sound funny, but since we are still in lockdown, maybe it won’t. I was finally able to check some books out of … Continue reading

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Better Times

Today, we had a virtual meeting at work.  It was an open meeting that invited the few remaining employed teachers  and those who have been laid off to attend.  It was a chance to hear how things were going with … Continue reading

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Virtual Birthday Cake

If you’ve been reading this post, you’ll know that earlier this year I hit the big five oh. That was a bit tough for me, so I went for denial.   I had almost convinced my girlfriend that I was really … Continue reading

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