6:35a, on the bus going downtown to do my civic duty. I was sure I checked “night owl” on my voter registration and driver’s license forms but I guess that doesn’t percolate through to the jury commissioners office.

As is usually the case when I’m out this early, I’m amazed both at how peaceful and active the city is. My bus is fuller than 90% of the times I take it. I feel refreshed and ready to take on the day when I get up this early, and am incrediblt productuve by the end of the day. If I’m lucky this will be the start of a new trend.