October 30, 2015, Phoenix- I came down here, shortly after finishing my laundry. The first order of business was picking up a list of requirements for me to at long last secure an Elementary Teaching Certificate. I have several other credentials: Secondary Teaching, Guidance Counselor and Principal. Now, towards the final phase of my career, it is high time to complete the circle.
I will need to take three 11/2 hour exams, hopefully on a Saturday, which means heading up to Flagstaff, since Yavapai College, in Prescott, only offers tests when I am working. Flag is a pleasant spot, and I can head up there on a Friday night, after whatever I am doing is finished.
Anyway, afterward, I spent some time with Aram and his good friend, in north central Phoenix, basically getting updates on various matters, and setting tentative plans for next week. It’ll be good to have him in Prescott, for whatever fleeting time I can spend with him after work, and then, there will be Thanksgiving weekend, when we can both relax.
Tonight was another bit of “old home week”, as I joined a few friends on the west side of the Metro Area, at a house which Penny and I frequented, once a month, for nearly five years. The family is one whose children I also watched grow into adulthood; the youngest will graduate high school in May. Some find this a “test”. I find the attainment of adulthood, by those whose births and childhoods I have witnessed, a supreme confirmation. They will do well, these Millennials, and so will the next generation, coming right behind them. Isn’t this part of the wonder of humanity?
I ponder much, in my modest little room, at the Travel inn.