Category Archives: art

What Would Marshall McLuhan Say?

I don’t get into graffiti. I don’t go crazy over Banksy, though I suspect there is something there worth looking into–maybe when I am older. The other day, I spotted this piece of graffiti on a TTC subway. The subways … Continue reading

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Growing Enthusiasm

I’ve written before about choosing birthday gifts. In those posts, I wrote about gifts for my youngest niece and nephews.  I want to buy them every toy in the toy store and luckily, they want ever toy in the toy … Continue reading

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Drinkable Souvenirs

I cannot decide whether it is merely luck or a subconscious design on my part, but every region I have visited in the past two years (granted, it hasn’t been that many) produces some fantastic coffee. As a result, besides … Continue reading

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So, I was looking at yarn….

Here’s a line I never thought I would write. I was looking at yarn in a store, wondering just exactly what sock yarn might be. You see, my sister-in-law is a knitter (perhaps knitter extraordinaire–but since she reads this blog … Continue reading

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A New Picture

A little while ago, I posted a picture my student drew of me. It was a quick sketch, but I think it captured me quite well.  I thought she showed quite a bit of talent and other people reacted quite … Continue reading

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When Students Draw

I am rather late getting to Friday’s Perfect Moment, but it was a pretty tiring work week. I had to choose between writing the blog and getting to bed early so I would be fresher for Saturday morning’s ride.  Given … Continue reading

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A Little Mischief

According to my mother, I was not a bad child. As far as my teachers were concerned, I had a stubborn streak, was a little precocious, was rather defiant, and had a temper.  I guess mothers can see beyond all … Continue reading

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Black Lipstick

When I was young, or just maybe when I was younger, I was into Goth Women. Probably I was into my own imagination of what a Goth Woman would be like.  Either way, I expected a lot of black, and … 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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Indulging

Yesterday’s Perfect Moment was a bit of indulgence. After a morning of doctor appointments which only yielded further appointments, and a fruitless search at the library for something to read, I was ready for indulgence. I shouldn’t whine too much. … Continue reading

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