I ordered a book yesterday. Online, it said that the book was available for pick up. When I got to the store, I was handed a bag that contained the notebooks I ordered but not the book. When I asked why I didn’t get the book, I was told that the stock online is not… Continue reading Deliberations on small decisions
I hope that this doesn’t turn into a diatribe about my poor self-image. It’s really meant to be more of a brief reflection on why it’s difficult for me to accept compliments, which I get from time to time.
After a long day, I usually like to stretch out on the couch and hope that falling asleep for a nap comes easily. I like some ambiance when I’m relaxing so I usually put something on TV. Today, I thought I’d finally get around to watching Tales by Light on Netflix.
My confusion seems to be growing in proportion to the length of the days. It could also be that my clarity is linked to the length of the nights. Either way, I’m having quite a time putting this puzzle together. On top of this, or maybe because of it, my body seems to be experiencing… Continue reading Hungry with no appetite
My sister and I haven’t been in the same city for more than a few months in the last 20-odd years. Yet, we remain incredibly close. We don’t talk on the phone much; we’ve gone weeks without hearing from each other. Text messages keep us in contact but I have a bad habit of reading… Continue reading I video chat with my sister on Sundays
When I picture what I want my YouTube channel to look like, Sean Tucker’s channel is pretty close. I like the way he sits on his couch and speaks to the camera about an idea that he has. Along the way, he’ll share some pictures and explain a few things. After watching one of his… Continue reading I watched one YouTube video and now I want to start a zine
I almost hit, “Tweet.” I was gonna do it, I was. The words had been written and all that was left to do was hit that blue button. I could’ve but I didn’t. I stopped myself. Just in time? Maybe.
It was a moment of calm frustration for me this morning as I was explaining to my students what it’s like to teach through Zoom, to talk to a video of myself talking. I probably made some quip about how good looking I am but that it’s not enough to keep me engaged. I likely… Continue reading The daily cycle of teaching online
My dad called this afternoon after he heard the news about Ontario increasing restrictions to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. I thought the announcement happened at one o’clock in the afternoon; I spoke with him at around three. Maybe the news took a while to get to him. We are in different time… Continue reading The city is like bread and the stay-at-home order in Ontario
Since signing up with Medium about a month ago, I’ve been endlessly curious about my stats. The prospect of earning some money through my writing is incredibly attractive to me. It’s not just the stats and money that I’m after, but it’s hard to deny that it’s a nice bonus. My real objective is to… Continue reading My first two cents