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In the end, I decided to have fun with my rock/blues band: The Honey Bourbon Boys.

In the end, I decided to have fun with my rock/blues band: The Honey Bourbon Boys.

As conceived, this blog is designed to be about my communication efforts, mostly speeches and writing. The writing includes articles, columns, this blog, speeches, op-eds and books.

Mark Twain is credited with saying, “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”

Others have been credited with similar sentiments, but the point is that it is almost always more challenging to write something short, than it is when one is afforded the opportunity to expand and expound. Taking that to the nth degree, I was presented with the challenge (opportunity) to come up with my personalized license plate – a maximum of seven characters, a combination of letters and numbers.

It took me a little over a year to arrive at a decision. Admittedly, part of the challenge is identifying what it is you want to highlight, share with the world or at least with the person behind you at the red light. Kids, family, hobbies, political views and clever jokes all were options I considered. In the end, I decided to have fun with my rock/blues band: The Honey Bourbon Boys. Once that momentous decision was made, I wrestled with a variety of options and finally wound up with HBB ROK, which I think works pretty well.

I share this because it was actually a fun “writing” challenge and because I picked up the plates this morning. Also, with regards to the DMV, I would like to give them credit – particularly, Barbara – for being so pleasant and so efficient. I had a 10:20 a.m. appointment and I was on my way out the door by 10:27 a.m. with license plates and new registration in hand.

I may now have retro plates, but it’s a whole new DMV! =)