Category Archives: subway

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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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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Not Today’s Perfect Moment

What I am about to write is not Today’s Perfect Moment. It was definitely a moment, but beyond that I am a little unsure. I accompanied one of my co-workers to the subway. We have been on a hello, how … Continue reading

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The Inner Child

Today, totally without planning and possibly due to an error by the TTC which saw a subway car stop at the platform, not open its doors and drive away, I got on a subway completely decorated inside and out to … Continue reading

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