Tag Archives: TTC

Pair Looks

I don’t know whether it is coincidence, or fate, or that I just happened to see the connections that at other times I am completely oblivious to, but on Friday, I completely saw the connection. Earlier in the day, my … Continue reading

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My Crosswalk

  Sometimes it is the little things in life that can bring you immense joy. Such a statement is not really surprising to anyone anymore.  We all know of the joys of a cup of hot chocolate on a winter … Continue reading

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What Would Marshall McLuhan Say?

I don’t get into graffiti. I don’t go crazy over Banksy, though I suspect there is something there worth looking into–maybe when I am older. The other day, I spotted this piece of graffiti on a TTC subway. The subways … Continue reading

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Children

As a commuter, you are bound to see things. They can be horrible things like bad behaviour and rudeness, to things more shocking.  They can be confusing things like able bodied people not giving up the disability designated seats they … Continue reading

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Two Parts of a Perfect Moment

Today’s Perfect Moment comes in two parts. The first is seeing my new student role his foldable bike into my classroom. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I love bicycles and anything to do with bicycles.  Seeing a decent … 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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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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What Others Help Me Appreciate on Canada Day

Here it is Canada Day and I really haven’t done much reflecting. I’ve been alternating between productivity and procrastination all day.  Now, being mostly done, and having poured a beer, I guess I should get down to it. Like everyone, … Continue reading

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A Good Kind of Quiet

Friday had a weird component to it that only now, upon reflection, I understand as Today’s Perfect Moment. Upon further reflection, I wonder if those are the Most Perfect Moments. I work in a noisy environment. I don’t mean mechanically … Continue reading

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