Category Archives: commuting

Bus Stories–Not the Passengers This Time

I consider this a bonus blog. I could have saved it for tomorrow, but now is as good a time as any.  It really isn’t a perfect moment, but the thoughts of it are churning around in my head and … Continue reading

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From Bread to Babies to Unconscious Beauty

Today had a plethora of things that could have been Today’s Perfect Moment. In the end, I think I chose correctly, but I will let you be the judge.  First the ones that were considered, but didn’t make it and … Continue reading

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Two Parts of a Perfect Moment

Today’s Perfect Moment comes in two parts. The first is seeing my new student role his foldable bike into my classroom. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I love bicycles and anything to do with bicycles.  Seeing a decent … Continue reading

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At the Bookstore

I have been reading more lately and this has had some positive consequences. My commute has become more tolerable and I am feeling a bit like my old self–before I got tired of reading and just wanted to spend my … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Rains

There was an odd kind of symmetry to my day involving rain. When I got to the subway stop nearest my work, it was raining, despite not raining before that.  When I left work, it rained on my walk back … Continue reading

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Stop and Listen

The expression stop and smell the roses is meant to be metaphorical, I guess. However, today I had a more literal take on it. I left work early, as is the norm on Tuesday, expecting rain and feeling the need … Continue reading

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When is a Delay, not a Delay?

I was on the subway, reading a detective story, when the announcement about “an incident at track level” came over the loud speaker for the first of many times. There was a very audible groan from the people on the … Continue reading

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Shorthand

I left my house under a cloudy sky that threatened and then delivered rain. It was an inauspicious start to the day and one that would irrevocably influence Today’s Perfect Moments.  It didn’t cancel them, but it profoundly affected them, … Continue reading

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More Than Dew

As mornings go, I had no reason to think this one would be massively different than any other. I hit the snooze button an extra time, and felt a bit scrambly.  My lunch wasn’t prepared and I feared that I … Continue reading

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Unicorns in the Morning

Since my teaching, while slightly above par, was nothing special, I am going to have to dig far back in the day to find Today’s Perfect Moment. Undoubtedly I have to go back to around 7:30 in the morning when … Continue reading

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