Category Archives: advice

People You Meet

I met a fan of Notre Dame on the bus today.  I rarely talk to anyone on the bus, but today was special.  I also talked to a woman who moved from Vancouver to star her own marijuana business in … Continue reading

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Helping a Student

Today’s Perfect Moment is about finding common ground with my new students.  I think, sometimes, my teaching is more effective when I share a common interest with a student, or at least have some knowledge I can impart on them. … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word

Being Awarded the Liebster Award It has been a while since I have participated in these blogging based awards. That is true if you don’t count my attempt to create my own award.  Sadly, that effort fell flat on its … Continue reading

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People Don’t Meet That Way Anymore

Yesterday was night to catch up with one of my best friends over some food and a couple of pints at Hemmingway’s–a, perhaps, too trendy for me Yorkville bar/eatery that I often find myself at. Maybe, I just like the … 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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Postcards from Vietnam

My mother asked me to send her a postcard from Vietnam.  Though she has Facebook and gets email updates about this blog, she specifically requested I send her a postcard.  I can’t fault her for that.  When I lived in … Continue reading

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Getting Ready Pho My Trip

I have only ever had to apply for a visa once before a trip. In actual fact, that wasn’t a vacation but rather the start of my working time in Japan.  Since then, I have always gotten a visa at … 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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Camera Questions

Once again, I am appealing to readers and friends of readers (please pass this plea along to anyone who could help me). I am planning a trip in the near future to Vietnam and was wondering about cameras.  I want … Continue reading

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Lacking Passion

I should start this post explaining that I also write another blog. This blog deals with hobbies–and I have a lot of hobbies.  Lately, though, I haven’t really pursued many of my hobbies.  I also haven’t written that many posts … Continue reading

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