Category Archives: subway

Pair Looks

I don’t know whether it is coincidence, or fate, or that I just happened to see the connections that at other times I am completely oblivious to, but on Friday, I completely saw the connection. Earlier in the day, my … Continue reading

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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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Children

As a commuter, you are bound to see things. They can be horrible things like bad behaviour and rudeness, to things more shocking.  They can be confusing things like able bodied people not giving up the disability designated seats they … 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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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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Connection Magic

I have a confession to make. I don’t use any transportation apps.  I commute every work day without checking to see if the bus is coming.  I expect it to come around the same time every day and leave my … Continue reading

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Sunshine

I emerged from the subway with all the other lemmings, grumbling and rolling my eyes at the people having difficulty with the turnstile exit. It sure and truly was a Monday morning.  Most everyone was waiting just inside the doors … Continue reading

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Redemption with a Small R

If you’ve ever had a grumpy day, I think this post will help you. If you don’t know what I mean by a grumpy day, I truly envy you. A grumpy day is when things in the universe conspire to … Continue reading

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