Sometimes, as we divorced people look back, we may see that we gave up part of our identity during our marriage. Apparently I gave it all up, since those 26 years of my ex’s last name are not pairing with the combined 33 of Claudia before and after the marriage.

Why do we even have Social Security Numbers when the DMV and now my credit reports aren’t combining all my 59 years as being the same person? Did my fingerprints go from archy whorls to loopy arches and back to archy whorls? Should I get a T-shirt with my Social Security Number silkscreened on it? At least using the number for fashion would make it useful.

Well, back to my identity as a person who fills out forms and makes phone calls to agencies and makes copies and mails documents.