Category Archives: characters

This Ride Had It All

I hadn’t done a Sunday ride with the Newmarket Eagles in quite a while–certainly not this year. When I first started with them, I always did the Sunday ride.  Somewhere along the way, I switched to the Saturday ride and … Continue reading

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One Amongst Many

There are lots of candidates for Today’s Perfect Moment. I could choose the weather. Waking up early to a November snowfall was quite pretty–but the first ones always are.  Since I rarely ever pay attention to weather forecasts, this one … Continue reading

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A Novel Way to Catch Some Shuteye

If you sit in the teacher’s room, you might think that the students’ goals, besides learning, are to frustrate and confuse the teacher. The truth is, more often than not, I really think they are trying to entertain me. If … Continue reading

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Try and Figure the Universe Out

  I am struggling to write this post. I have the idea, but everything I type out seems dry, or at the very least, at tad bit too academic.  Maybe I need to use a sensational tweet like a certain … Continue reading

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Rock’n It Old School

I have seen my share of characters on the bus and other places I frequent, whether they be of the interesting or weird variety. I have described for you my bus and supermarket crushes ad nauseam (which is why I … Continue reading

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Coffee Cups and Confrontations

It is a scene I see to often. A person, standing in front of the subway door, leaning ever so slightly forward as if they are going to spring out the doorway and dash up the steps as soon as … Continue reading

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Why I Couldn’t Talk To The Woman With Purple Hair

Sometimes I feel like I am living the movie “They Live.” Sometimes, when I glance at things, I see things that just can’t be real.  I see things that force me to look again, and even after that second look … Continue reading

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A Gospel Choir of One

  In truth there is no shortage of characters on my bus route. I have written about the ballerina, the balloon carrier, the two fisted energy drinker and dozens of others.  They were somewhat mysterious and invigorating.  Others, like the … Continue reading

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Consequences of Commuting Choices

For anyone who ever wondered what difference could it make if I took this bus or the next one, I offer this cautionary tale. My bus line has three different busses. The first is a short turn bus that only … Continue reading

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Mine and Mine Alone

I live near the end of a bus line. This means that on most morning I have no problem getting a seat.  It might also mean that if I am not decisive upon entering the bus on the way home, … Continue reading

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