Category Archives: 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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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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Restoring A Little of My Faith in Humanity

I know that I have explained that I am writing this blog as a way to keep a positive attitude. I know it is working because one of my coworkers complimented me and told me I looked great.  She said … Continue reading

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Simplicity

This is a rather abstract photo to adorn the top of today’s post.  Do you know what it is? I must confess, it has been hard to find a Perfect Moment in the last couple of days.  Work life has … Continue reading

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Scenes from a Rainy Day

Sometimes I think my life is like a David Lynch movie. Not the Twin Peaks kind of movie…more like Blue Velvet.  I came across two scenes.  Two slices of life if you will. Scene One Picture a rainy day, with … Continue reading

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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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