Category Archives: transportation

What is it about Boys and Trains

This title is a bit presumptuous.  Because this boy likes trains, I tend to think all boys do.  I also think all boys like watching big construction projects.  Of course some girls and some women like them too while some … Continue reading

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Cold and Windy

Even though I woke up to a snow covered driveway again, I was determined to get outside today.  Even though it was colder than the first day I rode, I was determined to get on my bike and ride.  Even … Continue reading

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Progress

I am sorry for placing a picture of a sandwich at the top of this blog.  It was a delicious sandwich that caused a number of comments.  In fact, my students suggested I make them all sandwiches–or one giant sandwich … Continue reading

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Scenes from an Interaction on the Bus

I don’t know whether I am more observant than the average person or just lucky (though perhaps this really isn’t the term) enough to be witness to some rather odd interactions. That these things often happen on public transportation or … Continue reading

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Champions Day

Today was the Raptor’s celebration parade. I couldn’t go, but that didn’t stop me from getting a taste of what was happening. My bus seemed more crowded than usual. I didn’t really put two and two together until I realized, … Continue reading

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The Trees at Dawn

Today’s Perfect Moment was seeing the sunrise just begin as I walked to the bus stop. It had been a long winter and this was the first day that I boarded the bus with a small amount of sunlight.  Could … Continue reading

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Lucky Rabbit

I was on the bus, alternating between nodding off and reading my book (Will Ferguson’s Belfast and Beyond–a humorous read like a Canadian Bill Bryson).  I had had a bad end to my day at work.  A student who rarely … Continue reading

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Rain vs. Chocolate: Winner Take All

  Vying for the honour of being called Today’s Perfect Moment are two finalists. One After a week of oppressive heat that had me experience Japanese summer flashbacks, we got a Noah’s Ark amount of rain. I was in my … Continue reading

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Rowdiness on the Bus

Today’s commute was nothing if not dramatic.  Somewhere in the last half, a fight broke out.  One gentleman wanted another sleepy gentleman to remove his bag because it was taking up a window seat.  I don’t think he was asking … Continue reading

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Rain

It is so hard to photograph rain. You can capture the drips and streaks on the window, but capturing it in the air as it is falling is so hard. It is easier to define rain. Some rain is melancholy.  … Continue reading

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