Category Archives: public transportation

A Lucky Penny

  Standing at the bus stop. Minding my own business.  The bright, pre-noon, sun forcing me to look down.  I spotted a penny.  There was a time when we called them lucky pennies. I picked it up. I put it … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate

Today’s Perfect Moment is an easy one. After a long day of work and a numbing bus ride home, nothing says relaxation like some dark chocolate.  You can disagree with me if you want, but you’ll never convince me otherwise. … Continue reading

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A Route Unfamiliar

Today I took the bus somewhere different. I took a route unfamiliar.  A first glance it might appear a minor thing.  Upon another glance, it might reveal itself quite differently. We are all creatures of habit, whether we believe it … Continue reading

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The Woman With The Painting

I am a victim of curiosity. I was on the bus, waiting for it to depart, and not really paying attention to my surroundings. After a week of disinterested reading, I finally found something that held my attention.  It was … Continue reading

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On the Bus with Siddhartha

Maybe I’ve written too many posts about encounters with people and their books. While this blog is not Today’s Perfect Books, it isn’t surprising that literature so often creates perfect moments for me.  My degree is in English Literature (all … Continue reading

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Cameraderie on the Commute

I frequently write about my commutes because they are often filled with interesting characters, (beautiful, frustrating, or weird) or they are composed of somewhat undecipherable random events. Though this might give you a rather skewed view of my ride to … Continue reading

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When it Rains…..

Today’s Perfect Moment is the smell of rain. In my somewhat tired and sore state, I will do my best to explain it to you. By some mysterious grace of the universe, I was spared the drenching that accompanies the … Continue reading

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The Amazing Story of Ducks, Phone Calls, and Airplanes

I don’t know how much stock I put in destiny or fate, or whatever it is called. When one looks at a series of events that lead up to a big event, it seems so easy to dissect and give … Continue reading

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The End of an Era

I am a little odd in that big changes don’t provoke a big reaction in me. Businesses go under, or elections usher in new governments, or the change the taste of Coke (again) and I mostly shrug. However, make a … Continue reading

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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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