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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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Helping a Senior Netizen

Today’s Perfect Moment is helping my Mom overcome a technical hurdle. Her internet wasn’t working and through dogged perseverance, I was able to make it work again.  Facebook is once again accessible for a senior netizen. In my fantasy world, … Continue reading

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You Really Want to be a Teacher?

The way they portray being a substitute teacher on TV and movies is either total anarchy that looks like a self contained riot, or the fateful connection that suddenly breaks through to those difficult but soulful students who were only … Continue reading

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A Moment Lacking Perfection

I almost missed the signs. The day started out okay, but maybe I got too ambitious. Maybe I just wanted to do too much.  Maybe, I should have realized that the day had other plans for me. I got to … Continue reading

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Consequences of Commuting Choices

For anyone who ever wondered what difference could it make if I took this bus or the next one, I offer this cautionary tale. My bus line has three different busses. The first is a short turn bus that only … Continue reading

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The Coffee Incident

As is now documented, I fall asleep on the bus on my way home from work. Today’s story is not about me sleeping, though.  It is about one of my fellow passengers who displayed some fantastic skills. First some background … Continue reading

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