Category Archives: beauty

Making the Teacher Speechless

Teaching a new class can be hard. You’ve got to walk into the room and win them over.  When the students’ level is lower, this is more theatrics, and slow and clear speaking.  When the class is quite advanced, this … Continue reading

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With the Best of Intentions

I am not sure this picture caught it well, and I had to rush to get my camera on, but basically, someone put a planter exactly where the bus door opens–two planters in fact.  Not only that, but the plants … Continue reading

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Grace Amid the Pain

Somehow, I have managed to injure myself. The calf muscle on my left leg and the sole of my left foot, at strange intervals, throb.  I assume this has to do with my cycling, but I don’t know why?  I … Continue reading

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Out for a Walk

It’s such a beautiful day out, I heard many people exclaim. Then everyone of them got in their car and drove somewhere. Before you run away from this post, this isn’t going to be ranty. People have places to go … Continue reading

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Ha Long Bay

When people think of Vietnam, I am pretty sure that Ha Long Bay is one of those images that explodes into the brain.  Before my trip fades from memory, I think I should put down a few words and share … Continue reading

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A Delicate Reveal of Ghost Blue

  Today’s Perfect moment is a moment of colour. In the grey winter that surrounds me and covers everything, there isn’t always room for colour.  It’s there, especially with the sun shining and the temperature way lower than many wish … Continue reading

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Dissecting The Year That Was

Iwant to write one last piece about 2016; a look back if you will.  My next post will look ahead to what 2017 is all about.  After I write it, I will link it to here. If I look at … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

When I went to bed on Sunday night, I did something I never do. I checked the weather forecast.  It said the weather in Toronto was going to be 5 degrees.  That’s pretty warm.  It also struck me as a … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming

I don’t think I should be ripping off that tagline from Game of Thrones (or Songs of Fire and Ice) but I don’t really think I have any choice in the matter.  It isn’t even Halloween and it snowed.  Can … Continue reading

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Fog, Philosophers and Fall

I did not consciously think of the alliterative title, but it certainly fits the disparate parts of my day….that now I wonder if they are indeed disparate at all. Fog When I left work, the whole area was encased in … Continue reading

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