Monthly Archives: October 2017

What A Conversation Yields

Today’s Perfect Moment is a celebration of what I call casual networking. Casual networking is not some new Linkedin buzzword.  Casual networking is what used to be called conversation and people looking out for you.  Before you say “huh?”, please … Continue reading

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When the Teacher Has Homework

I doubt I would be alone if I confessed that Sunday night is not my most productive time. I am thinking about either sleep or dreading the need to wake up early for work the next morning.  I am usually … Continue reading

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A Perfect Moment on the TTC

The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) doesn’t really have a good reputation. The system is plagued by outdated equipment, poorly designed stations, inefficiency, and a bad reputation.  They have hired someone to turn the thing around, and I think it is … Continue reading

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Dollar Store Pregnancy Tests

I was just browsing the dollar store (Dollar Tree in this case) and I came across a home Pregnancy test.  Maybe it is just me, but this seems so …..wrong?  Unreliable? clearly a sign of the apocalypse?  I was surprised … Continue reading

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Reaching A Goal I Had Only Subconsciously Set For Myself

Yesterday, my blog recorded its ten thousandth view for this year. That is a fantastic number for me.  In my first year, I had less than one thousand.  I never formally acknowledged that I wanted to reach this number, but … Continue reading

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Getting Physical

Yesterday’s Perfect Moment was a conversation I had with a friend and colleague. Since many of these discussions focus on teaching ESL, or exasperation with students, or work issues, they rarely qualify as Perfect Moments; usually never. In this case, … Continue reading

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Advice Sought

I am thinking about taking another cycling trip late this fall (when it might see like winter) to Cambodia.  It will be similar to my trip to Vietnam in that it will be cycling with bus sections and tourist stops. … Continue reading

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New Food: The Doner

I have had a chance to experience the food trend that has already swept Europe.  Will it sweep up Toronto too? On a beautiful Friday, with temperatures way above seasonal, I ventured to Kensington Market to get a taste of … Continue reading

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Confusing Scenes from the Bus

Today, as I continued to mourn the loss of Gord Downie, a scene on the bus made me realize that I find people amusing….or is it confusing. Two different people were talking on their phones; one in front of me … Continue reading

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You Never Disappointed Us

I woke up doubting that there would be any Perfect Moment today.  When I found out that Gord Downie had passed away……how could there be.  It’s just a shitty, shitty day. I have seen the Hip (The Tragically Hip for … Continue reading

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