Category Archives: conversation

Three Conversations

Conversation one I had tarried at work, stealing a few minutes talking to someone who would soon be on the other side of the world, rather than racing home. Since our conversations always seemed effortless and those opportunities drawing to … Continue reading

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What A Conversation Yields

Today’s Perfect Moment is a celebration of what I call casual networking. Casual networking is not some new Linkedin buzzword.  Casual networking is what used to be called conversation and people looking out for you.  Before you say “huh?”, please … Continue reading

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A Friend Indeed

Today’s Perfect Moment is a surprise to me. What I mean is that the event is not a surprise, because it is definitely worthy of the title, but rather that its occurence was a wonderful surprise. A little background. I have … Continue reading

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The Woman With The Painting

I am a victim of curiosity. I was on the bus, waiting for it to depart, and not really paying attention to my surroundings. After a week of disinterested reading, I finally found something that held my attention.  It was … Continue reading

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New Topics of Conversation…Finally

English teachers, especially new ones, love to talk about grammar and teaching. With the summer upon us and an huge influx of teachers for the busy summer season, things can get loud in the teacher’s room.  The debates about the … 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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Lacking Context on the Crowded Side of the Street

  When leaving the subway station, I turn left and head to work. Like in all things, linear or not, there are options.  My option my not be another route, but I do get to choose the side of the … Continue reading

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“We Now Call it Friday Junior,” She Explained

I guess we all think of our workplaces as a little weird, or at least containing some kind of weirdness.   It might be strange policies, strange products in the vending machines or that one completely out of place song on … Continue reading

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The Magic of Books

Books are fantastic. Not only do they let you travel to interesting words, they also allow you to meet people you might not.  I am not good at meeting women in bars, regardless of the amount of liquid courage coursing … Continue reading

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