Category Archives: commuting

Turning it Around

More than once, I have heard the expression that things happen in threes. Actually I have heard this more about bad things than good things, but there are probably people out there who think that three refers to both of … Continue reading

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Lucky Rabbit

I was on the bus, alternating between nodding off and reading my book (Will Ferguson’s Belfast and Beyond–a humorous read like a Canadian Bill Bryson).  I had had a bad end to my day at work.  A student who rarely … Continue reading

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Rain vs. Chocolate: Winner Take All

  Vying for the honour of being called Today’s Perfect Moment are two finalists. One After a week of oppressive heat that had me experience Japanese summer flashbacks, we got a Noah’s Ark amount of rain. I was in my … Continue reading

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Rowdiness on the Bus

Today’s commute was nothing if not dramatic.  Somewhere in the last half, a fight broke out.  One gentleman wanted another sleepy gentleman to remove his bag because it was taking up a window seat.  I don’t think he was asking … Continue reading

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Kitty Kats and Pastels

I’ve got two candidates for Today’s Perfect Moment. Maybe by writing them out, I will be able to choose. The first is testament to my cat. Today could have been a complete disaster. Either the alarm went off and I … Continue reading

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When It Really Matters

Today’s Perfect Moment is the unselfishness of others. As you might have read, the weather has been terrible.  There’s snow and ice everywhere.  The main streets are clear, but the side streets have not been plowed. Maybe the equipment is … Continue reading

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People You Meet

I met a fan of Notre Dame on the bus today.  I rarely talk to anyone on the bus, but today was special.  I also talked to a woman who moved from Vancouver to star her own marijuana business in … Continue reading

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Free as a Bird

Today’s Perfect Moment might be nothing more than timing. I saw a bird in the subway.  Since there are numerous entrances and since the next station south is above ground, that probably isn’t such a big deal. However, it got … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

While walking, whether it be to the library, the Asian grocery store, through the parks and trails of my small town, or to the bus stop, I often come across things that set my imagination alight. This morning, before the … Continue reading

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Life Echoes A Book

On the bus today, I noticed the young woman beside me had a tattoo. I am fascinated by this and asked her about it.  Usually, when I do this, the people are very enthusiastic to talk about it.  Today, however, … Continue reading

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