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Fortune Cookies

I have complained before about the lack of fortune in my fortune cookie,  There have even been better fortunes in my cough candies (see here).  However, very recently I got these.  Looks like my life is going to get interesting.

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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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Unexpected Redemption

On this rain soaked, missed bus, unmotivated student kind of day the need for a Perfect Moment is keenly apparent. The whole purpose of the Perfect Moment is to rescue this rather blah day from itself. On the other hand, … 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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Rain Rain Go Away….

I had several different options for Today’s Perfect Moment. One of my students was kind enough to make some sort of chocolate truffle treat.  It provided a really nice pick me up in the morning.  Also one of my colleagues … Continue reading

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Revelling in Personal, Though Perhaps Trivial, Accomplishments

Maintaining or achieving happiness sometimes means stretching your definitions.   I search for good things or at least things that make me smile everyday.  Some days that means being delighted with my fortune cookie, some days that means finding joy in … Continue reading

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August 16, 2014: Coincidences

Today’s plan had me popping around to a friend’s place for drinks and any merriment that might ensue.  I had the person’s address and phone number, so I felt pretty confident that everything would work out well.  The only problem … Continue reading

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August 13, 2014: Hitting the Number 81

Today, I played darts badly.  Perhaps, this was the worst night I have had this season.  Since I am not really playing competitively, it isn’t really a big concern.  However, when I am not playing well, I think about quitting.  … Continue reading

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June 29, 2014 Hard to Admit, but Today, It’s Shoes

This one is a little strange for me, but I can’t deny that it was today’s perfect moment.  Now, as I write this, I wonder where I can really go after a line like that. Let’s get some perspective.  The … Continue reading

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