Monthly Archives: June 2016

Helping Me Make a Choice

Today I need your help. I have several minutes which I have deemed worthy of being Today’s Perfect Moment, but can’t decide which.  Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, but a poor last class–foreign students whining or whinging (I’m not … Continue reading

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This Year’s Jersey

After a mediocre and rather long teaching day, I headed to Gears Bike Shop to pick up to pick up my package for the 2016 Epic Tour. If you recall, last year’s Epic Tour was a cold and rainy affair … Continue reading

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Early to Rise Yields a Surprise

I can not say whether I am entirely a night person or a morning person. If I have to get up, I do.  Though I might feel sleepy at 9, I am doing stuff at 12 or 1, and sometimes … Continue reading

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And She Rocked

Catching up on Perfect Moments seems to be my thing lately. Your patience is appreciated.  I had time to reflect on them, so perhaps my words will be more eloquent, or at least for myself, they will have a slightly … Continue reading

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And She Danced

Everyone’s got their subway routine. Some read books, some read the newspapers, some close their eyes and either sleep or approximate it is some way.  There are those who watch episodes of their favourite TV shows or play video games.  … Continue reading

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Spied Through the Bus Window

Today’s Perfect Moment is the result of looking up from my book at the right moment. Sadly, I did not have my camera phone ready. I was minding my own business, reading The Girl on the Train, when I noticed … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day Boat Ride

As far as weekends go that one was pretty full…and pretty awesome too. How could I cap a weekend that included great weather, a nice morning ride and an accidental car show? Thanks to family, I got to take a … Continue reading

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“Your riding has come a long way,” she said

  Today’s Perfect Moment could have been the somewhat smaller number I discovered when I weighed myself this afternoon. It is definitely something worth celebrating and writing about.  However, something better happened. Today was another day on the bike. While … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Perfect Chocolate and Caramel Moment

  This blog is going to require some catching up. I didn’t write about yesterday’s perfect moment, but I will now.  Hopefully I will post both today’s and yesterday’s Perfect Moments. So, let’s start with yesterday. A former student of … Continue reading

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A Perfect Teaching Moment

  I had a good teaching moment yesterday and I wanted to share it with you–you being my regular readers and you being other ESL teachers out there who might also feel the ups and downs of ESL teaching. I … Continue reading

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