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A Little Warmth

As October draws to a close, the weather, predictably, has started to cool down. While I haven’t broken out a jacket, I have done some things to adjust to the changing temperatures. The best of these, and incidentally Today’s Perfect … Continue reading

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What I Haven’t Done

While we all have been staying at home, many of us have found time to do things we did not have the time to do before–though I suspect we had the time, we probably wanted to use in on something … Continue reading

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A Job Well Done

You know that part of the airplane journey where the captain comes on over the loudspeaker and tells you about the flight you are going to take. The Captain predicts the flying time, claims that we are going to be … 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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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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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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Acquaintances

I have written several posts about the “unique” people on my bus route–the two fisted drinker, or the woman with balloons etc. However, my commute is full of hundreds of other people I rarely mention because they are just like … Continue reading

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Bad Fun

While re-reading yesterday’s Perfect Moment post earlier this morning, I realized that I forgot one of the things that should have been under consideration. Although it is not a story of commuters, it does involve the bus. I was sitting … Continue reading

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The Door to the Pumpkin Patch

Commuting is like watching a TV show you’ve seen before. Knowing what’s coming means you let parts of it wash over you.  Essentially you ignore swaths and remark on the highlights.  Things are more conspicuous by their absence than by … Continue reading

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