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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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Three Conversations

Conversation one I had tarried at work, stealing a few minutes talking to someone who would soon be on the other side of the world, rather than racing home. Since our conversations always seemed effortless and those opportunities drawing to … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Loved Chopin

I find it awesome to meet someone with passion. I don’t always “get” what they’re passionate about, but I respect it.  I find it powerful and somewhat infectious.  You can see the energy rippling off them in waves.  Sometimes it … Continue reading

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Noticing the Barely Noticeable

I didn’t notice it at first, but maybe because it wasn’t that noticeable. Subtle differences in everyday life are not that distinctive.  A situation that is not identical every day is likely to not resonate differences mostly because it is … Continue reading

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It Has to Mean Something, Doesn’t it?

I was sitting in the subway, having gotten a seat because I was riding during non-peak hours. To my right, many empty seats and a scattering of passengers killed time their own way.  Mine was to bury myself into Bret … Continue reading

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Bookstores: An Interesting Place to Meet.

What is it with me and bookstores? What is it about these places, above all others, which presents me with so many interesting people?  What cosmic force finds its intersection in the place of literature. You heard it from me … Continue reading

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Characters from the Commute

Commuting is not the way to see people.  You never see them at their best.  In the morning they are barely awake, angrily clutching their coffee holders.  The women’s makeup might still be in their purse instead of their face.  … Continue reading

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September 9: State of the Blog

I’ve been writing about the day’s perfect moments for months now, and there is a lot that has become quite obvious.  If you’ve been reading these posts (or gone back and sampled a few) it might be obvious to you … Continue reading

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July 22, 2014: The Era into Which We Were Born, The Era in Which We Belong

 On the bus this morning, I met one of my commuter friends that I hadn’t seen in quite a while.  I have a number of these people on my bus route.  You can distinguish these from my commuter crushes because … Continue reading

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July 13, 2014: Reestablishing Connections

In today’s modern world we have so many ways to connect with people.  We no longer have only the phone and letters, but a plethora (I just wanted to use that word in a post) of ways to electronically track … Continue reading

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