Tag Archives: winter

A New Cyclery in Town

With the snow falling, and a prediction for it to continue, I did what any normal person would do on their day off. I went to the bike shop. A new bike shop opened up in town recently. This one … Continue reading

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I Miss Riding My Bicycle

The rain, the cold, and some bad scheduling meant that cycling ended early this year.  I miss it.  I know I could ride in the cold, but the thought of slipping on some wet leaves and skidding along the wet … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Today’s Perfect Moment is one of those moments that, at first glance, seem rather banal; however, upon reflection, are anything but. Today’s Perfect Moment is celebration of the rites of spring. Today, in a celebratory mood, and possessing coupon which … Continue reading

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One Last Gasp

On Friday, one of my students asked me if winter was truly over. Before I could answer, she started making declarations like; “It’s Spring.”  “Winter is done.”  I wasn’t in the best of moods and though not as grouchy as … Continue reading

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Sunshine

I emerged from the subway with all the other lemmings, grumbling and rolling my eyes at the people having difficulty with the turnstile exit. It sure and truly was a Monday morning.  Most everyone was waiting just inside the doors … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

This time next week, I will be in Costa Rica. That shouldn’t be its own paragraph, but when you write it on paper, it just seems so much more real. It just seems that it needs its own space.  It … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

My morning routine is pretty set. After showering and shaving, and before I feed the cat, I try my best to enjoy my breakfast (which includes coffee) while listening to the radio.  Though they had stopped the practice for a … Continue reading

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Of Masks and Men

I am not going to lie to you. I thought Monday was pretty cold.  I was mostly unconcerned while indoors.  I certainly didn’t want to rile up the students any more than they were.  I am sure all of them … Continue reading

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Some Snow Falls

When asked about it later, I had to confess that, at the time, I wasn’t quite clear as to whether they were screams of joy or fear. It was obvious later, but not then, and not for at least a … Continue reading

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Respect

I write a lot about my students because they give me a lot of material to work with. As we finally embrace winter, the questions begin. Is February warmer than now?                                                  How long does winter last? Is Montreal warmer … Continue reading

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