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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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The Sprain, The Rain and The Pain

Picking Today’s Perfect Moment is sometimes easy and sometimes quite difficult. Lately, I think I pick things which are meaty in atmosphere.  These are things that when I recall them later in the day take time to unfold in my … 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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Some Wine, Some Words, and Some Confusion

I think my positive …attitude/energy/aura….whatever is really starting to produce some results. I have been meeting a lot of people and having lots of interesting conversations.  Today provided another example of this. Let me set the scene for you. I … Continue reading

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When One Inspires

  I had Thai food yesterday, which could have easily qualified as a Perfect Moment. It was spicy and delicious and the restaurant was pretty without being ostentatious. (funny aside, I had a bit of a brain lapse and spelled … Continue reading

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August 6, 2014: Books Make Me Bold

The one area of life where I can say I have been able to strike up conversations with people has always been books.  I have mentioned that I have met quite a few people in bookstores.  I forgot to mention … Continue reading

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June 25, 2014 Having a Child’s Eyes

The search for the perfect moment is sometimes elusive.  It isn’t elusive in that it’s hiding from me, but rather, perhaps, that I am hiding from it.  When you look upon your day, recognizing the perfect moment requires honesty and … Continue reading

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June 10 2014 The Rewards of Teaching

Today was a day when I realized that all actions have consequences.  These consequences are neither wholly good, nor wholly bad.  Rather than leave home at the earliest possible moment I dawdled, hoping to talk to someone before I left.  … Continue reading

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June 6, 2014 Relief in the Form of a Bus

Today had quite a few good moments.  I had delicious Mexican food, dozens of selfies with my departing students, beer, ping pong, darts, coffee and conversation.  The last of which would have rated as today’s perfect moment had it ended … Continue reading

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