It All Counts For Something

Back in the summer of 1980, a US Census office opened near my neighborhood. Like some local friends, I filled out an application and took the entrance exam. (It was frightfully easy.) My friend Andrew’s mom was a supervisor there, and she later confided in me that I’d scored the highest test grade of anybody … Continue reading “It All Counts For Something”

Charge of the Light Brigade

My father’s birthday was last week. Looking at an old picture of him, I’m reminded that I inherited many things from him – sense of humor, interests, temper, and (increasingly) a hairline. He was an electrician by trade, working for several different industries over the years from film to public transportation. Through it all, he … Continue reading “Charge of the Light Brigade”