Tag Archives: quiet

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 Good Kind of Quiet

Friday had a weird component to it that only now, upon reflection, I understand as Today’s Perfect Moment. Upon further reflection, I wonder if those are the Most Perfect Moments. I work in a noisy environment. I don’t mean mechanically … Continue reading

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Having the Time

After a few weeks of wonderful vacation spent with many great people, and with many delicious meals, it was finally time to go back to work. While some people out there might mistake Today’s Perfect Moment as a return to … Continue reading

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A Quiet Lunch

There are times when I crave noise and chaos. At those moments, there probably is no better place to be than the teacher’s room at an ESL school.  The personalities which make up that room run the gamut from A … Continue reading

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July 10, 2014: Unexpectedly Glorious Silence

Today’s Perfect Moment was silence.  Today, I found silence in a most unexpected place.  Silence when you need to work or think can be wonderful.  Too often because of noise, I have to put my earbuds in just to get … Continue reading

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June 15 2014 With Dad…. the Normal Becomes Much More Perfect Than That

Father’s day comes in many shapes and sizes.  When it comes to my family (and specifically my father) those shapes and sizes are large, chaotic and loud.  I don’t think he would want it any other way, or that we … Continue reading

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