NOTES FROM THE ROAD
We're in a park in Mesa and a woman calls out to her child, "Aspen! Aspen! Come here Aspen!"
Aspen? Really? The woman and her child drove up in a Lexus SUV, so perhaps this poor child was named after the place he was conceived. Or maybe the family has a tree theme that they're trying to keep going.
But Aspen? Does this woman know how her child's name will be shortened by people? I'll tell you: Ass. People are going to call this kid "ass." Even his friends will call him that.
That's just wrong.