The people I know who are made most uneasy by lockdown drills are not kids, but parents. Those of us who grew up before mass shootings became common, before bulletproof backpacks and whiteboards that can be used as shields, are disconcerted that our kids are growing up in a world where such things are part of the fabric of everyday life.


"Right now they’re filming the movie ‘Jersey Boys’ right next door on the stage and it’s being directed by our neighbor Clint Eastwood.  Obviously it’s a closed set, so we can’t see what’s going on in there, so I - because we’re right next door - we put up hidden cameras to try to catch Clint in action when he’s walking in and out, because if there’s one thing I’m sure Clint Eastwood likes it’s people setting up hidden cameras to watch him work.”