Author Archives: Anthony

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.

Peeling Back Time

Several years ago I was at the Sunfest (a fantastic free world music festival) in London, Ontario and spotted one of my favourite professors.  I wanted to go and talk to him, tell him about his great teaching, and how … Continue reading

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The Bucket List of the Mundane

I was checking out Todd’s blog and he had a picture of a chalkboard that read “Before I die, I want to___________” written multiple times.  I responded with: …ride a hot air balloon. …drink coffee from the rooftop of a … Continue reading

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In Defiance of the Season

In defiance of the season, today was more like a gorgeous spring day. In fact, it might have been an early summer day with the way the temperature climbed beyond its usual station. So, is that Today’s Perfect Moment? Well … Continue reading

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Why Canadians Celebrate Thanksgiving in October

Honestly, I don’t’ know. I always believed that it was because it got colder here sooner, so the harvest happened earlier and therefore Thanksgiving started earlier. It sounds logical, and might in fact be true.  However, there might be more … Continue reading

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Jealous Trees

Good things happened and a whole lot of blah happened this week. It’s been the kind of week when I felt I was drifting.  Thing were great and things seemed empty.  My bus rides to work have been interesting and … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons

The above photo pretty much sums up my day. I suppose I could take it a couple of different ways. I could just shrug and chuckle inwardly at the mistake.  My smugness would disappear shortly after I realize that I … Continue reading

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Seeking Your Advice

Readers, from far and wide, I appeal to you for some wisdom. I have a choice to make, but I am struggling to come up with the best solution.  I would love to hear what you think. I am planning … Continue reading

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A Simple Sandwich

Today’s Perfect Moment is a celebration of one of the simpler things in life. The day held very little in the way of either excitement or controversy.  I spent time folding clothes trying to get information about flights to the … Continue reading

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Moonfall

I have been rather disappointed lately that by the time I get to the bus stop in the morning, the sun is still not out. I look back on my instagram feed when I had taken some nice sunrise shots.  … Continue reading

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Absurdly Complicated Names

Today has been full of little bummers, and although I need a perfect moment, I really wasn’t planning on writing anything. However, I came across a photo I took the other day, and it made me chuckle inwardly…..and outwardly.  This … Continue reading

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