Category Archives: commuting

Some Life Updates–Whether you want them or not

Just thought I would catch you up on the things happening with me. Readers of this blog and people following my Instagram will know that I have often posted pictures of sunrises. In the summer months, my walk to the … Continue reading

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Smile Like You Know Me

  Today’s Perfect Moment is smiles. Twice today people smiled at me like they knew me, when I am quite certain that they didn’t.  My memory for people is not great since the sheer number of students I have had … Continue reading

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Rising from the Rubbish

I was having a rather blah kind of day. The morning sky was grey and I wasn’t entirely sure that I had packed my umbrella.  The commute was unremarkable and just seemed to drag on.  All of the same beautiful … Continue reading

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Meeting Again After More Than A Year

A little over a year ago, my horoscope noted that recklessness would be rewarded. Today, my horoscope noted that I have expressed a willingness to let go and enjoy the moment.  It also said I should be a “wild thing” … Continue reading

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A Less Forgiving Sunset

Today’s Perfect Moment was watching the sunset through the bus window. I had worked late….again, and while I didn’t feel the weight of the world on me, I did have a bit of melancholy. Work had gone well enough, but … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Others

Today, I left work feeling giddy that the weekend was starting. Unlike the previous four days, I did not have to teach in the afternoon and I was leaving long before a number of colleagues. My giddiness turned to a … Continue reading

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In The Rain

I left work with a couple of new friends. When we reached the front door one of them remarked that “it’s really coming down out there.”  Indeed it was.  We checked our bags and found that we only had two … Continue reading

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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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