Now that I have my fancy new work cell phone, I sometimes spend my days driving around town and kibitzing in Fremont Coffee shops.
Earlier today, I drove up the Morrison Canyon Road while holding a camera to get a feel for just how narrow it is. Morrison Canyon is one of the two access roads to the still unopened Vargas Plateau Regional Park.
Park neighbors say the access roads are too narrow to service a park and have filed a lawsuit that has stopped the park from opening. My very amateur video of the drive is below.
I’ve spent most of this afternoon at Mission Coffee, where Ishan Shah has been sitting across from me. He’s reading the Iliad, but today he has more pressing concerns than Homer or Fremont politics. I’ll say one thing for Ishan after hanging out with him today: The kid’s got guts.
But does he have the courage to drive up Morrison Canyon Road and mumble into a cell phone for more than ten minutes? That is the measure of a man. If only there was a Pulitzer for best monotone.