Monthly Archives: November 2016

On the Eve of the Test

Tomorrow morning, the students I have been working with for the last twelve weeks (not including today) will be taking their FCE Exam (First Certificate in English).  I just wanted to write this post to encourage them before tomorrow.  Good … Continue reading

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Let’s Here it for the Underdogs!

Another year and another Grey Cup final.  Say what you want, but Canadian football is entertaining.  This year was no exception as overtime was needed to decide a winner. What makes this another of Today’s Perfect Moments is that I … Continue reading

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I Can’t Be the Only One

It is early Grey Cup Sunday Morning and I am eagerly anticipating watching the game with my Dad. I don’t have a horse in the race since my team (the Toronto Argonauts) had an abysmal season.  Frankly, I don’t know … Continue reading

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Bloor Street by Night

The addition to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) opened in 2007.  It certainly isn’t as controversial as the pyramid is at the Louvre, but it does raise some eyebrows.  I have even heard stories of it’s effect on the exhibits … Continue reading

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Snow Underfoot

It was eerily quiet as I left the house this early morning, leaving me all to aware of the sound of the snow crunching underfoot. The ground was covered in a thin layer of white, reflecting the street lamps and … Continue reading

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Opting to Celebrate

It’s Sunday night and as an end to my weekend.  Rather than search for Today’s perfect moment, I am going to make it for myself.  A couple of Japanese chocolates should do the trick.  It’s much better to celebrate the weekend … Continue reading

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Not Unexpected

It was predicted. It was not unexpected.  It was inevitable.  It was never beyond the realm of impossible.  It was quite a sight when I woke up in the morning.  If you think I am talking about Trump….you’re wrong. No, … Continue reading

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Shopping Irony

Life is funny. I stopped off at the grocery store yesterday because I thought Cliff Bars were on sale.  It turns out I was completely wrong and only discovered that after scouring the store looking for them.  While I resisted … Continue reading

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And This Is November…

What a beautiful day it was. My bus ride seemed slower than usual, but that gave me time to look out the window and see all the changes that have taken place, or are going to take place. Some local … Continue reading

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My Daily Museum

My bus route is a trip down one street, and in the early morning hours, it seemed like I was traveling down one wing of a museum dedicated to construction. There was roadwork to the right of me.  There were … Continue reading

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