Category Archives: adapting

Epiphany

I have been exercising for the past few days (hold all applause until this actually becomes a real habit) I have come to notice a thing or two.  Because of various commitments (if work and social life can be so … Continue reading

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Sleeps Like an Angel

While speaking to a friend today, she remarked that I find a lot of interesting characters on the bus. She takes the same bus but has neither seen the people I have written about nor has she witnessed similarly “inspiring” … Continue reading

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Ignoring Nature

Despite the obvious date reference and the usual debate with my father over just exactly when it started, I didn’t want to believe that Autumn had begun. Autumn is my favourite season (followed by Winter and then Spring), but I … Continue reading

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A Quiet Lunch

There are times when I crave noise and chaos. At those moments, there probably is no better place to be than the teacher’s room at an ESL school.  The personalities which make up that room run the gamut from A … Continue reading

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Saving a Turtle

Battling an illness for the past week has kept me off the bike. This week, though still not feeling one hundred percent, I decided to get out on the bike.  I chose the C group which turned out to be … Continue reading

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Setting the Alarm

And so the long weekend is over. I suppose I should question whether I used my time well. I suppose I should ask myself if I could have spent the day any better. I suppose I could have. I could … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Aurora

I wish they had put a hole in the boards and not made me take this picture from the side through a chain-link fence.  Oh well.  There is still that little boy in me who can stop and look at … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Make You Mad Teacher

“I am sorry teacher, but I am going to make you angry,” my student said with a mischievous glimmer in his eye and a slightly crooked smile upon his lips. I feared that he was going to complain about my … Continue reading

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Beating Inertia

For any cyclists visiting this page, please read the last two paragraphs. With all the snow swirling around, in most circumstances, I would never have left my office unless it were time to go home.  That’s not entirely true.  I … Continue reading

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The Year that Will Be

I’ve finished taking apart last year (click here if you missed it) and now it is time to turn around and face the year will be. Before we begin, I want to direct your attention to the following blog because … Continue reading

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