Category Archives: Canada

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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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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Happy Canada Day

I would just like to wish Canadians, and any Canadian friendly people out there, a Happy Canada Day.  We’re 151 years young.  We have a lot to be proud of (and a few things to atone for).  Our year begins … Continue reading

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Reflection

Today, after a tasty afternoon beer that accompanied a stilted conversation that seemed to have no future, I was in need of some reflection. I found myself seated at a window on the world, looking out at the people passing … Continue reading

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Grill the Procrastinator

I have admitted to procrastination before on this blog. I won’t do a search, but I am sure there are several posts dedicated to the subject.  The only problem is that I have several long term procrastinations that I have … Continue reading

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Coffee Cups and Confrontations

It is a scene I see to often. A person, standing in front of the subway door, leaning ever so slightly forward as if they are going to spring out the doorway and dash up the steps as soon as … Continue reading

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Thankful

It is Canadian Thanksgiving and the perfect time to say what we are thankful for. I am thankful for: My family and best friends.  I take them for granted sometimes, don’t call as often as I should, or don’t do … Continue reading

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Canada

Amid all the controversy of celebrating colonialism, though the birthday for that would be much more than 150 years, I feel that I need to write something about this day.   I don’t really need to commemorate anything.  Instead of celebrating … Continue reading

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Direct from Switzerland

As a teacher in a private English school, in no way associated with a school board or university, it is okay to receive gifts from students. What I mean is, these gifts are not meant to influence student placement, acceptance, … Continue reading

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A New Canadian is Created

Today’s Perfect Moment was an easy one.  Please take a moment to read this very simple tale. Today, over plenty of drinks and bawdy talk spurred by a strange internet quiz, we celebrated a new Canadian. When someone mused that … Continue reading

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