In Kansas, kids can start driving -- legally -- at the ripe old age of 14. This made sense when the law was enacted and Kansas was one big farm and the vehicles were tractors. It makes less sense now, but ...
I'm teaching 14-year-old Mary to drive. Watching her behind the wheel reminds me of a very important creativity tip: Focus on where you're going. If you're moving ahead, look ahead. If you're backing up, look back.
And if someone starts talking, don't look at them until the car is stopped.
Even if it's your mother. And even if she's screaming.
Focus. It's a good thing.