Day 81 January 4, 2023 – Flying Cars

The story for today isn’t about my time at Rangeview. It is about my time at Vivian Elementary in Lakewood growing up. As we pass into the year 2023 I am reminded of how far away the year 2000 is. It is as far from my high school graduation as the year 2000 and I remember thinking about how far off that was. Let’s go back even further and go to 1971. In sixth grade, I had Mrs. Young, a very progressive teacher and because of her, I like to do student-focused and decided projects. She had us write an essay on what we thought life would be like in the year 2000. I was close. I remember that I wanted instant communication and not to have to look for a phone. I wanted instant food and to not wait for things to be made. I wanted instant information so that I didn’t have to spend a lot of time looking for things. There was one thing I didn’t get. I wanted flying cars. The universe still owes me that one. What is nice is that it is fun to have students speculate on their future.