Category Archives: friendship

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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On Friendship

I want to write a few words on Friendship (yes, with a capital F) . I want to revel in one of the things in life with I consider important.  I want to speak like no one has spoken before … Continue reading

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The Weekend’s Perfect Moments

  First and foremost, I have to apologize to anyone coming to this blog thinking that they were going to get “today’s” Perfect Moment. Since I haven’t had time to write since Thursday, I had to make some choices.  I … Continue reading

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Catching a Late Bus

It might be strange to call missing my bus Today’s Perfect Moment, but when you’re out with your best friends….things happen. So, we had a few drinks at a rather poor excuse for a bar–so poor in fact that it … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Camping Trip Part One

There is a lot of joy to be gotten from simple things. In my case it was a game of catch between myself and  my best friends. As I write this, I am reminded about the line from “Stand By … Continue reading

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“Your riding has come a long way,” she said

  Today’s Perfect Moment could have been the somewhat smaller number I discovered when I weighed myself this afternoon. It is definitely something worth celebrating and writing about.  However, something better happened. Today was another day on the bike. While … Continue reading

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Today’s Perfect Moment is the result of a late night text. As I write that, I realize you might get the wrong idea. An old friend, who I only get to see rarely invited me to the baseball game. It … Continue reading

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To Old Friendships Rekindled

Since late last year an interesting (and positive) phenomenon has been happing to me.  People who I haven’t connected with in a long time have sought me out and either contacted me or arranged to meet me. In some cases … Continue reading

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Bookstores: An Interesting Place to Meet.

What is it with me and bookstores? What is it about these places, above all others, which presents me with so many interesting people?  What cosmic force finds its intersection in the place of literature. You heard it from me … Continue reading

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