Monday, June 22, 2009
A Proud Moment
I had dinner with my nephew Craig Pena last night. I was about to write that he is a delightful young man, but he is 45, has grey hair, and is paterfamilias of four kidlets. He is also a teacher-administrator at a private school in Temecula.
He recently proposed that the school admit and sponsor foreign students, and promptly got stuck with arranging it. Foreign students have to have clearances from Homeland Security. So does the person who sponsors them - Craig.
When the Homeland Security gray-suiters interviewed him for the clearance, they specifically asked him whether he knew Jack Kessler. He acknowledged that I am his uncle.
The conclusion is inescapable. They have a dossier. I have a dossier.
I am a somebody at last.