Shut Down the Devices and Listen to the Flight Attendants

Here’s a link to something I found on The Washington Post’s site.  It’s good common sense advice, but not everyone is taking heed. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/why-are-you-tuning-out-preflight-safety-announcements-because-you-can-tune-in-to-your-devices/2018/06/27/36f1a71e-7648-11e8-b4b7-308400242c2e_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c7459e49cf83 Continue reading Shut Down the Devices and Listen to the Flight Attendants

Stop Cornering Aaron Schlossberg

Aaron Schlossberg, the New York City lawyer who has been engaging in public rants against immigrants, is an asshole.  Most of us can agree on that. Mr. Schlossberg is also an unhinged asshole. When you encounter someone who is unhinged, do you really believe the answer is to get confrontational? If you see this guy in a public place, walk away.  Don’t make a production of walking away, either.  The only thing to pursue is a safe distance. I do that all the time, when I don’t think I can offer help to anyone.  Occasionally, I’ll stick around to offer … Continue reading Stop Cornering Aaron Schlossberg

Think of the Anxiety, too. Sometimes, the Most Anxious People are the Realists

I’m glad I don’t work at a hotel check-in desk.  I don’t think I’d be right for a while if a guest handed me a credit card with the National Rifle Association (N.R.A.) logo on it. Just a few minutes ago, I began typing about my own experience being near gun violence — and guns stored in unlocked spaces that could have been grabbed easily by the wrong person.  I tapped and held the backspace key after I got too upset to continue describing that trauma. Now, to start over… It should be obvious that the majority of times a … Continue reading Think of the Anxiety, too. Sometimes, the Most Anxious People are the Realists