ABOVE: 31 days of 5-minute free writes

Aerial view of the intersection of Capital Circle Northeast and Mahan Drive in Tallahassee (a/k/a the “Optimism Light)

Last week, as part of my participation in the Neighborhood Leadership Academy, I visited the facility where all of our city’s traffic is managed. It was so cool!

As I was standing there listening to the director, I was watching the gigantic monitors on the wall. “What’s that big intersection?” I wondered.