Monthly Archives: September 2017

Absence Explained and Award Received

First and foremost, sorry everyone (loyal readers especially) for not having blogged for so long. I have been under the weather for more than the past week and could not summon the energy to blog.  If I had free time, … Continue reading

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Earning a Student’s Trust

Today’s Perfect Moment is about earning trust…or something akin to that. Today, one of my students imparted some knowledge on me that she didn’t have a boyfriend, but rather a girlfriend. This in itself was not a big shocker, nor … Continue reading

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Finding Common Ground

Though I could have chosen hitting the snooze button a bunch of extra times, or the extra time I had to enjoy my coffee this morning, I have decided to select something else as Today’s Perfect Moment. Without further adieu, … Continue reading

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When the Weary Search for Food

Today’s Perfect Moment is a celebration of food and conversation in a great setting. When I write those words, I am convinced that all of you reading this are probably nodding your heads in agreement.  You know what I am … Continue reading

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Bananas Are Not Safe Anywhere

Just when you thought the rants about bananas was over, I discover that no bananas are safe. All bananas are targets for advertising revenue.  The brand is unimportant.  Everyone is doing this.  Soon it will be the apples, then it … Continue reading

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A Boy and His Dog

    When I was young, this was my favourite book. That I grew up to be a cat person is another story entirely.  What you should take from this is that the idea of a boy and his dog … Continue reading

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A Lucky Penny

  Standing at the bus stop. Minding my own business.  The bright, pre-noon, sun forcing me to look down.  I spotted a penny.  There was a time when we called them lucky pennies. I picked it up. I put it … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate

Today’s Perfect Moment is an easy one. After a long day of work and a numbing bus ride home, nothing says relaxation like some dark chocolate.  You can disagree with me if you want, but you’ll never convince me otherwise. … Continue reading

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All the Colours of Red You Know

As readers to this blog know, I am fascinated by my fellow commuters, often to the point of distraction. Today, as the sunny skies gave way to dark clouds which then gave way to brilliant sunshine, was no different. There … Continue reading

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What Student Notebooks Teach Us

Yesterday’s Back to School Post must still be stuck in my head because it slightly affected the my world today. I teach ESL to adults in the Toronto area.  These are not immigrants, but rather people who want/need to improve … Continue reading

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