Category Archives: coffee

Playing Hooky

I played hooky from school today. I know I am the teacher, and technically it isn’t hooky, but it feels so much better to say it that way. It means all the indulgences of today (a couple of which I … 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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On The Day That Winter Returns

Every day we have coffee at work. We were told that we had won some kind of customer satisfaction survey and that is why we had it at first.  We even had some breakfast bars and fruit.  Then, we were … Continue reading

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Three-Dimensional Triangles of Deliciousness

  So, no, I am not going to write about Instagram. I am not going to write about my own misunderstandings and misconceptions about it.  I am not going to write about frustration with technology.  That’s too negative and makes … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Coffee Morning

There is something great about a day when I can drink my coffee slowly and reflect on the days past and the days ahead.  Today is Remembrance Day, so reflecting is definitely needed. This is so different from mornings when … Continue reading

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Zero to Hero, Cellar to Stellar

Being remiss lately in regards to this blog (negligent is such legally loaded word and is best left unused), I had better update it when I can. There certainly has been no shortage of Perfect Moments. Last night, in fact, … Continue reading

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Perfect Moments of the Near Past

I’m laying catch up with the Perfect Moments. Sunday’s Perfect Moment was a combination of three great things (in no particular order):  Japanese food, an interesting cafe, and friends from a long time ago.  Having reunited with an old friend, … Continue reading

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Ten Years Later

The ESL world in Toronto is somewhat of a small world.  It’s either that or I’ve been doing it so long that I have cycled through all the people in the industry.  I think I would rather stay with the … Continue reading

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Perfect Quests

By now, everyone who is going to has read the Anthony story and come to some basic understanding of my quest for Perfect Moments. However, you probably don’t know that I have quests for other perfect things.  Some of these … Continue reading

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