Category Archives: commuting

The Girl Who Ate Sushi

I know I shouldn’t stare. And, on the face of it, she probably thought I was staring because she was an attractive young woman.  That wasn’t the case at all.  I was staring because she was doing something I had … Continue reading

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A Choice of Two Moments

Commuting by bus affords one the opportunity to witness things that might otherwise go unnoticed. It is, therefore, not particularly unbelievable that so many of my stories come from my bus rides. Today, I have for you two. Both are … Continue reading

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Mystery on a Rain Soaked Evening

On a rain soaked evening, entering the bus terminal building, I wasn’t surprised to see things wrapped in plastic. In fact, I would have been more surprised not to see them.  In my case, I had my library book (W.O. … Continue reading

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When You Can’t See Out the Bus Window

It would have been easy to cast this day aside. The weather was hardly cooperating and my students took the “it’s Monday” thing to a whole new level.  When one colleague asked me about that rhyme involving April showers and … Continue reading

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Appreciation for Bloggers and Readers

There was a real danger of there being no perfect moment today.  It wasn’t the worst day of my life, or even the worst day this year.  Nevertheless, it did have its low points; a drunk on the bus was … 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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Lament for the Weekend

Where did you go weekend?  I so clearly remember finishing work on Friday. I so clearly remember all the plans I had for the weekend.  There were things to clean.  There were things to organize.  I was finally going to … Continue reading

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Hey Commuter

  Hey commuter.   No, not you.  Not the commuter who sits behind the wheel cursing the bad drivers, the stupid drivers, and the drivers who should just get moving instead of riding their brakes.  Not you who can’t find a … Continue reading

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Why I Couldn’t Talk To The Woman With Purple Hair

Sometimes I feel like I am living the movie “They Live.” Sometimes, when I glance at things, I see things that just can’t be real.  I see things that force me to look again, and even after that second look … Continue reading

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Riding the Bus into Spring

Though it was not my intention, this morning, I rode the bus into Spring. As you might have heard, Spring came to my area of the world at either 6:18 or 6:19 this morning. Why the discrepancy or lack of … Continue reading

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