Monthly Archives: January 2019

Talking About Weather

The big talk in my classrooms on Friday was all about the weather. It was kind of like I was trapped in an ESL textbook from the 70s or 80s.  I enjoyed the irony….for a few minutes at least.  Then, … Continue reading

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Music and Exercise

Though I did catch a cold, I have managed to continue my exercise program. While I am not able to do it every day, I have managed to keep it pretty regular.  I have also managed to reduce my sugar … Continue reading

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Pizza, Free and Delicious

We have a custom at work that basically works like this. If you have something you want to share (get rid of is also a kind of sharing) put it on the table in the kitchen area.  Over the years … Continue reading

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Driving At Dusk

I have seen many movies that featured either cowboys riding off into the sunset, or loner rebels riding off on motorcycles into the setting sun.  It is a powerful image and though I find it hard to explain the appeal, … Continue reading

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Twenty-One Sleeps

Just a month ago, we (and by we I mean all people with an inner child that celebrates Christmas) were thinking how many sleeps until Christmas.  While that holiday season has come and passed–though with the number of people who … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Soup For The Soul

Today’s Perfect Moment is a simple act of kindness.  And through this act, their true nature has been shown. If you read one of yesterday’s posts (here) you’ll know that I have been feeling under the weather since Wednesday afternoon.  … Continue reading

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Sometimes Nothing Is Okay

Seeing as I was sick, I put absolutely no demands on myself today.  There was nothing I absolutely had to get done and whatever I wanted to do was okay.  Normally, unproductive days seems stressful to me.  Getting absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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Why Now?

Today’s Bummer of the Day (the Perfect Moment will come later) is something I have to write first. It is about catching a cold.  While this idiom makes for fun teaching to my students–they get confused between catching a cold … 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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Listening Gets You Free Stuff

A co-worker was lamenting the state of Christmas. It was not the commercial aspect that everyone seems to always grumble about (and do nothing about)  but rather the state of her own family Christmas and gift giving traditions. Unlike a … Continue reading

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