People the Humidity Makes me Want to Punch in the Face

…Because when you hate the humidity, pretty soon you start to hate everything in the humidity. Sweater lady: What in GOD’S NAME is wrong with you? Just looking at that thick layer of wool coating your arms and torso, that collar at your neck, makes me feel ten times more hot and clammy and disgusting … More People the Humidity Makes me Want to Punch in the Face

Raindrops on Sage Plants and White Spots on Elk Calves

Friends, as I type these very words, my dear friend Emmy is suffering from a severe condition known as being-a-law-student-during-finals. Just this morning, she wrote me suggesting we both throw in the towel on the East Coast this summer and return to where we became friends: Yellowstone National Park. Because I rather wouldn’t mind escaping … More Raindrops on Sage Plants and White Spots on Elk Calves

This is Bus Face

A couple of months ago during the nighttime commute, I looked up from my book. I had taken the bus almost daily for several months since moving to D.C., but I hadn’t ever stopped to look—really look—at the faces of the people around me, dozens of professionals sitting and standing their way up Massachusetts Avenue. … More This is Bus Face