A couple years ago I made a new year resolution that was good for me, good for the commuter, and good for humanity. It lasted a whole four months!
Bear in mind, I’ve never seen or read the staged play, but I remember the commercials advertising its arrival at the Pantages Theatre when i was a kid. Even then I thought it was a reach.
Sometime back in 1995 I was conducting driving tests for the Ca DMV. I did that for over 12 years.
In and out of cars, pass, fail, revoke ... same ole, same ole.
Working at the DMV as a Licensing Registration Examiner (which is a fancy way of saying ‘drive test examiner’) had been quite the experience for me all those years ago. From 1988 to 1998, I was the guy behind the clipboard, facing several distressed drivers a day. I have failed, passed, restricted, and revoked my share of drivers during those years and was never surprised by the reactions to those going through such a strenuous procedure.
According to the every-now-and-then reminder notice from Facebook (also known as Memories), it's been six years since I took Alex to a celebratory lunch after we attended his graduation ceremony for promoting from Tevis Junior High School to Stockdale High School. I was so proud of him, and it was some rare quality time he and I would share that became less and less common as he got older, and I moved farther away.
My son asked me what I liked most from being a kid—as in, what I had then in comparison to what kids have now. I thought about it for a little bit and said this: