Poetic license

It had been a while since I sent in my drivers license renewal to the MVA, and with my license due to expire in about a month, I was wondering today when I would get it. After all, I need my license to drive, but I also need it as a for of picture ID (my pilot’s license does not have a picture). Then I remembered that I now have my passport and could use that as ID if I needed to. Still, it would be nice to have my license.

But you’re ahead of me. When I got home from work this evening, my license had arrived. It’s different than the one I received nearly 5 years ago. For one thing, the electronic version of my signature is so small it’s nearly impossible to make out. There are other attributes that have changed as well. I guess Maryland has redesigned their license in the last 5 years. My license is now good until March 2012, when I’ll be 40 years old!

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.