Category Archives: snow

Talking About Weather

The big talk in my classrooms on Friday was all about the weather. It was kind of like I was trapped in an ESL textbook from the 70s or 80s.  I enjoyed the irony….for a few minutes at least.  Then, … Continue reading

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Some Snow Falls

When asked about it later, I had to confess that, at the time, I wasn’t quite clear as to whether they were screams of joy or fear. It was obvious later, but not then, and not for at least a … Continue reading

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From the Night Sky

It was almost unnoticeable. The darkness surrounding the bus terminal as I waited for the bus seemed unusually dark.  The lights from the station itself seemed harsh and uninviting. “Is it snowing?” the person next to me asked. No was … Continue reading

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Having to Wear Boots

I wanted to write that it seems pretty early in the season to be wearing boots, but in fact, it seems like the wrong season to be wearing boots. If I am not mistaken, it is still autumn.  Since autumn … Continue reading

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One Amongst Many

There are lots of candidates for Today’s Perfect Moment. I could choose the weather. Waking up early to a November snowfall was quite pretty–but the first ones always are.  Since I rarely ever pay attention to weather forecasts, this one … Continue reading

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Winter Awaken

The title really says it all.  I awoke this morning, thinking maybe there was a chance for one last club ride before the snow fell. Ahem. Though it might have melted before 1 in the afternoon, it certainly didn’t allow … Continue reading

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I Should Have Left the Snow Tires On

This day is probably devoid of a Perfect Moment, but in my best existentialist moment, perhaps the absence of a Perfect Moment is confirmation of its existence. You see, the weather has been horrible since early Saturday morning.  Not a … Continue reading

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The Snow Danced

It is not often that perfect moments happen in the morning. It is, after all, morning.  However, yesterday was an exception worth noting. I alit from the bus last because I had become absorbed in my book and needed time … Continue reading

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Beating Winter

Yesterday, I took the opportunity to travel the roads less traveled between my house and the sprawling suburb known as Oshawa–they might not like this term, but since their cars jam up the highway on any given day, they deserve … 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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