Monthly Archives: September 2014

Office Hours

A true story from early in my teaching career. Sometimes, students need things from us that we simply do not have to give. Names have been changed (except mine). ~   ~    ~   ~    ~   ~    ~   ~    ~   ~    ~ … Continue reading

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Ruts and Routines

I live in a city that had ox-cart drivers as its original city planners. Winnipeg’s main routes emanate out from the centre where the two rivers meet in a pattern that roughly resembles spokes of a wheel. Most of these … Continue reading

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Summer often brings with it the chance to reconnect with old longstanding friends, and in August I was fortunate to make a few such connections. As often happens, these visits inspired me to haul out my high school yearbooks. Once you get past … Continue reading

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