The Washington Monument is beautiful, and striking, the epitome of elegant simplicity and also illustrative that we have not yet reached our ideals. Our ambitions larger than our capabilities, we yearn to grow, to learn, to become better.
Without guile, sarcasm, irony, mockery, I-Told-You-So-ism, satire or derision, the message I wish to share today, inauguration day, is this Kingston Trio song.
Forced waiting in public is a perfect people-watching opportunity that can turn into poetry or prose. Here’s what arose from my recent visit to the DMV to get my driver’s license renewed, when I waited over an hour for my number to be called.