Category Archives: public transportation

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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Rain

It is so hard to photograph rain. You can capture the drips and streaks on the window, but capturing it in the air as it is falling is so hard. It is easier to define rain. Some rain is melancholy.  … Continue reading

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A Trick of Light

Whenever I hear the phrase trick of light, it is used derogatorily. It’s as if light got the best of someone and they are resentful.  How could you be resentful of light? On the bus, as on many days, there … 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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Overcoming Obstacles

How often do we really look at our world? How often do we see everything?  Part of the mandate of Today’s Perfect Moment is to find those things that we may overlook.  I have stood at this bus stop for … Continue reading

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The Inner Child

Today, totally without planning and possibly due to an error by the TTC which saw a subway car stop at the platform, not open its doors and drive away, I got on a subway completely decorated inside and out to … Continue reading

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The Power of the Puppy

It really won’t matter if you are a cat person or a dog person or a no animals person. You should find something warm in this post. I got on the subway after work, much like I always do. It … 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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