Category Archives: ambition

Mother Nature’s other Plan

I had plans to get out and go riding today. Mother Nature seemed to have other ideas. Unlike Bri, who would be very happy to see this Spring snowfall, I was less than pleased. I have some cold weather wear, … Continue reading

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When Students Ask About Snow

    Maybe one of the best things about teaching students from countries around the world is that they can marvel at things you take for granted in your own country–they can be incredibly harsh and critical too, but we’ll … Continue reading

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Packed for the Big Ride

Tomorrow is the culmination of my cycling summer. My ride is only 125kms, but it should test me and my stamina. If it rains, it will also test my balance. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. I am hoping to take … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Students

Today, one of my students told the class that he traveled halfway around the world and he hoped he would find a girlfriend. He seemed a little miffed that it hadn’t happened yet. In a surprisingly positive way, the other … Continue reading

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