Tag Archives: Toronto

Not Today’s Perfect Moment

What I am about to write is not Today’s Perfect Moment. It was definitely a moment, but beyond that I am a little unsure. I accompanied one of my co-workers to the subway. We have been on a hello, how … Continue reading

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So, I was looking at yarn….

Here’s a line I never thought I would write. I was looking at yarn in a store, wondering just exactly what sock yarn might be. You see, my sister-in-law is a knitter (perhaps knitter extraordinaire–but since she reads this blog … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Ramen

Lately, I had been feeling that my connection to Japan had started to wane.  I hadn’t eaten any Japanese food recently.  I hadn’t watched any Jvloggers–or at least the Jvloggers I had watched were reporting from places other than Japan.  … Continue reading

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A Home Cooked Mexican Meal

Yesterday I was invited for a home cooked Mexican meal. That it would happen on the 25th floor of a building in Toronto isn’t particularly relevant except that it might explain the pictures I attached to this post. I was … Continue reading

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Reflection

Today, after a tasty afternoon beer that accompanied a stilted conversation that seemed to have no future, I was in need of some reflection. I found myself seated at a window on the world, looking out at the people passing … Continue reading

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Are These Popular Again?

When I was young, the most popular souvenir seemed to be the Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt. I saw them everywhere.  I saw them on old people, young people, men, women, and children. The locations varied from London and Paris to … Continue reading

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Worry

By now, most of you have read or seen what happened in Toronto Monday afternoon.  This is one reason why there was no Perfect Moment yesterday, and why there isn’t one today.  However, I feel the need to reflect on it a … Continue reading

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In All Its Destructive Glory

When I boarded the bus, the sun had been shining and very little seemed wrong with the world. When I exited, things were quite a bit different. I want to blame the weather forecast, but I cannot because it was … Continue reading

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A Pretty Grey Day

If I said it was a pretty grey day outside, would you think that I meant is was pretty and grey, or that it was rather grey? Yes, people who teach English stop to ponder these things. However, it was … Continue reading

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Spotted: A Bike Locker

With the weather getting better, my thoughts naturally turn to my bicycle and the joy of riding. Coincidently, I managed to rediscover the bike lockers (not locks, not stand, lockers) at my nearest subway station.  They certainly seem more secure … Continue reading

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