SOME YEARS AGO, I was asked to help a kid tell his story.

I met him and his mom.

We talked for a while on a wooden bench in a breezeway by the front door of his school.

It didn’t take long for me to realize he was wise beyond his years.

Wisdom served him well, because he had to adjust to adolescence and deal with something far from most adolescent minds.


THIS MORNING, I took a test.

It was my second test of the coronavirus pandemic, actually.

It’s funny Sue’s prompt today is, “test.”

I thought today was a good day to document my experiences with the tests I’ve gotten because of possible exposure to the virus.