Thank God for that Awful Lady in the Lexus

The other day, I was just minding my own business, trying to get to work, when a woman in a black Lexus brought out the worst in me. I was trying to park in a garage in downtown Washington, D.C., which is a challenge. I have little time to get to the garage after dropping off my daughter at school, and if I’m a minute late, the price goes up from $14 to $21. Time is of the essence.

When Arguing with Your Spouse, Pray for a Deer

The other day, my wife and I got into an argument over whether we needed to buy a bike.  And although we recognize that this is not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, somehow it escalated to the point that we were both starting to raise our voices.  But then my wife suddenly looked out the window behind me and said, “Oh my gosh.” I couldn’t help but look.

Before We Speak our Minds on Social Media

Right now, the city of Baltimore is littered with damage from rioters who, for whatever reason, thought violence was an appropriate way to protest the death of a man in police custody.  At the same time, people are littering their Facebook and Twitter news feed with commentary about it.  Some of the statements are more thoughtful, some are less thoughtful, but all of them potentially come with a price.

What Stupid Marital Fights Look Like

Recently, I was headed down Connecticut Avenue in the morning while it was still dark.  There are several pedestrian crosswalks on that street that nobody uses at 5:20 a.m., so I was understandably surprised when I saw an old man standing in the middle of the street waving at me and yelling.