Heed not Steve

Squinky

grey cast sky –
I remember I forgot
my sunglasses

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© Steve Mitchell 2017

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Sink

brush my teeth
the cool cool air the
bathroom tile echo

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© Steve Mitchell 2017

Hoooo Ho HO!!

santas.jpg

not
even
winter
the
turkey’s
not
cold
still stuck
to the
plates
but
Ho Ho HO!
oh
boy
oh no
here
comes
THE SANTAS
the
goddamned
SANTAS!

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© Steve Mitchell 2017

Low Desert

side by side –
my wife in shadow
my head in the sun

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© Steve Mitchell 2017

Against the Mountains

autumn wedding –
a bee makes a line
for the bouquet

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© Steve Mitchell 2017

Thank You Thanks

this fall bounty –
I think maybe yes
I’ve eaten too much

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© Steve Mitchell 2017

How Would I Hang It?

maybe I’ll paint

a painting

crooked

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© Steve Mitchell 2017

Mr. Alec – Licensed to Drive

What has two thumbs and is now licensed to drive?

Eh…that fellow! 

(two more thumbs point to Alec)

Today, Alec passed his driver’s test.  He’s got his temporary driver’s license in hand.  His permanent license is in the mail.

It’s been a long time coming for him.

He’d done a bunch of practice driving on his permit, but we’d never managed to get him to the MVD before the permit expired.

He’s been anxious and eager to get it done.  He’s been feeling left behind by his peers.

So, last week, I took him to get everything sorted.  On the first day, we were only able to get his permit renewed (they renewed it for 30 days).  I thought he’d have to take the written test again, but he didn’t.  Then, we had to schedule the road test.

Ultimately, it took him two tries to pass the road test.  On his first attempt, he was thwarted by an odd, left-side, parallel parking requirement.  Also, he’d misunderstood the examiner and hadn’t pull forward enough to give himself the needed room to maneuver.

But, today, he passed without issue.  The examiners were super nice and very encouraging.  They were rooting for him.

Also, in the time I’ve been writing this post, Alec has already taken a solo drive around the block.

Anyhow.

When we got home, Alec looked at his permit photo and at his license photo and remarked on the difference.

Permit:

permit.jpg

less than thrilled…

License:

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much more happier…

And that’s that.

You know; we live near a city which hosts a test fleet of autonomous cars.  We see them driving themselves around here all the time.

It occurs to me, Alec may be of the last generation in our family to require and obtain a driver’s license.

I’m not sure how I feel about that.

Progress is relentless.

Time marches on.

In any case, Alec is relieved and happy to join the ranks of licensed drivers.  And I’m happy for him.

Good job, Alec!

Umm, we’re gonna need you to run and pick a few things up from the store…

November

we sit
all cool
in the sun

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© Steve Mitchell 2017

Interior

He lives in his head, so much in his head.
How do I help him, from here, in my head?

 

an acorn
drops the idea
of a tree

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© Steve Mitchell 2017