Category Archives: commuting

Morning Reading

My mornings used to be rushed to get myself out of bed, clean, fed, and on the bus.  It was on the bus that I had time to relax, read, and even do some lesson planning.  I’ve chronicled this many … Continue reading

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Waiting

I remember my junior high school music teacher relating a story about his wife or his girlfriend who later became his wife–I don’t remember exactly because I was probably wondering how this Priest who taught music in a Catholic school … Continue reading

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Tales of the Lost and Found

Instead of Today’s Perfect Moment, I really need to share with you Today’s Weird Moments. There are two of them and, at least in my mind, they are connected.  This seems to be happening a lot more often to me … Continue reading

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Out of Context*

I remember watching an episode of Seinfeld when Jerry remarks that it’s strange to see George’s father in Manhattan rather than Long Island.  The punch line is “it’s so out of context”. Today’s Perfect Moment is much like that. I … Continue reading

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Good Omens in the Mailbox

I don’t want to bore you with all my trip stuff, but I need to share with you a coincidence that is Today’s Perfect Moment. I usually write my blog posts at night and then publish them in the morning. … Continue reading

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An Oasis

I watched the movie Midnight in Paris the other day and in it, the main character was explaining to his fiancée that Paris looked better in the rain.  Perhaps he had seen too many prints of Delacroix.  I enjoyed the … Continue reading

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This Year’s Reading

Getting books from the library is awesome. Except for the cost of transportation (bus fare or gas) it’s free.  If you use an e-reader you don’t even need to go there, and in some cases, can keep the book for … Continue reading

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A Job Well Done

You know that part of the airplane journey where the captain comes on over the loudspeaker and tells you about the flight you are going to take. The Captain predicts the flying time, claims that we are going to be … Continue reading

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How My Day Was Like a Sandwich

Today’s two Perfect Moments nicely sandwich a particularly ugly part of my day. For you to fully understand, I am going to have to write about all three of them. The first Perfect Moment, or the bottom slice of bread … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

Although I have written a few positive posts about my commute, I have written a lot more grouchy posts. Maybe it is the nature of commuting.  Whenever anyone asks me about my commute at work, I answer that it isn’t … Continue reading

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