Category Archives: music

Driving At Night

Driving at night is not always good.  Sometimes the lights of other cars is blinding.  Sometimes the traffic jams and the sea of red brake lights can give you a headache.  Having nothing on the radio can only make this … Continue reading

Posted in cars, driving, music, perfect moment, Toronto | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Internal Playlist

For Today’s Perfect Moment,  I have selected a scene from yesterday with which we can all resonate. I was out in my car, purposefully avoiding news channels and listening to music.  A song came on the radio that I hadn’t … Continue reading

Posted in driving, memories, memory, music, musings, perfect moment | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

What Song Was That?

After my online teaching day was over, I decided to go out for a socially distanced walk.  It was raining a little and it was easy to stay the requested distance away from the very few people who were also … Continue reading

Posted in contemplation, music, musings, perfect moment, rain, walking | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Thinking of the First Concert I Attended

The first concert I ever went to was RUSH during the Signals tour. I had listened to Moving Pictures and the incredible Tom Sawyer many times.  The summer before, you heard that song everywhere.  Then at Christmas, I got Exit … Continue reading

Posted in concerts, music, obituary, perfect moment | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Company for the Ride

For the record, I am not one someone that jumps at ever chance to make a long drive. However, I have made a few in my life…. okay, probably more than a few.  They can be gruelling, but they can … Continue reading

Posted in cars, driving, music, perfect moment, travel, travel writing | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Alegria

Writing about this past weekend’s Perfect Moment is a no-brainer. Cirque Du Soleil is in town with a reboot of their famous show Alegria.  My girlfriend and I have had some wonderful dates, but going to see a live performance … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, dating, music, performing, recommendations, review | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, beauty, cello, commuting, music, musings, subway, Toronto, TTC, Yonge and Eglinton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Compassion Given

I entered work on a sombre note. A friend and co-worker, the person who occupied the desk beside me for about half the year, unexpectedly (to me at least) passed away over the weekend.  His name was Douglas and he … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, ESL, Folk music, music, sombre, teaching | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Deliberately Taking a Nap

  I used to think that there were two kinds of people on the planet: those who took naps and those who didn’t.  I was firmly in the no nap side of the debate.  I mean, every time I took … Continue reading

Posted in Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, cycling, dreams, music, sleep, sun, take a nap, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rolling Up the Rim to Support a Friend

If you’re not Canadian, you may not have heard of the promotion** from one of our most ubiquitous coffee shops called Roll Up The Rim. If you are Canadian, you’ve been inundated with it since February.  Basically, if you buy … Continue reading

Posted in anticipation, Aspirations, Reflections, Perfection, contest, music, Tim Hortons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments