Tag Archives: winter

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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Respect

I write a lot about my students because they give me a lot of material to work with. As we finally embrace winter, the questions begin. Is February warmer than now?                                                  How long does winter last? Is Montreal warmer … Continue reading

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Leftover Perfection

Snow has started to fall again and though I never expect November snow to stick around, it seems as though it might. Before I regale you with pictures of winter and snow, because rest assured I can, I wanted to … 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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Inappropriate Coincidence

Currently, I have only one Brazilian student, which is rare at my school.  She lamented to me yesterday that she really wanted to wear her flip-flops, which are the typical footwear of Brazilians.  She seemed rather pained to have to … 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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Ridiculousness Achieved

I am not a whiner about winter, but c’mon.  It’s April 14th.  I woke up to bird sounds when I looked to see if they had delivered the newspaper or not.  Birds were singing.  I took that as a pretty … Continue reading

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What’s One More Day of Winter?

  Is it schadenfreude when you’re not laughing at the misery of others, but laughing at their overreactions to things? It may seem cruel, but it gave me a bit of smirk. You see, on this day, April 6th, it … Continue reading

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Spring Visions

Though I am not prepared to wish away winter yet, with obvious signs of spring showing themselves, it is hard not to look forward to spring. Thanks to a walk in the park, my thoughts turn to tennis….if only briefly. … Continue reading

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A Respite from Winter

I have to explain that I really do like winter. After autumn, it is my favourite season.  It provides the chance to skiing and maybe even do some horseshoeing,  However, I have to report that Today’s Perfect Moment is the … Continue reading

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