Forever houses

Lindsey road

My wife has a history of agreeing to rent or buy the first place we visit whenever we are looking for a place to live. This is great, she says. We’ll take it.

No room for the boy

Baltimore graffiti

Representing the bad guys: Criminal defense lawyers sometimes make tradeoffs when we take on domestic violence cases

I don’t want to be that guy

art work

I have to be careful — as I grow more experienced and continue to age –that I don’t turn into the stereotype of the cranky old criminal defense lawyer.

There, there

D.C. criminal defense lawyer

Because the grandmother is deaf, she does not hear the police officers assembling on the front porch of her rowhouse.

A Classicist’s Take on “Trump as Tragic Hero”


Guest Post by Raymond Koehler on “Trump as Tragic Hero”

Trump as tragic hero

Like Oedipus, the classic tragic hero who was felled by his excessive pride and self-righteousness, Trump has been done in by his own personal failings. I am convinced, for example, that but for the fallout from Trump’s narcissism, he would have gone down in history as a successful two-term president.

MAGA hat

Nonnie Moore painting

A close relative — someone I have admired my entire life — is photographed wearing a red MAGA hat. It is one of the most upsetting photographs I have ever seen.

Keeping the back-benchers in line

Anthony Scaramucci twitter photo

“Please hold for the President of the United States.” What could be more exciting than to receive a telephone call with these words?

Covfefe this

D.C. criminal defense lawyer

People laugh at your jokes when you are in a position of power. They return your phone calls. Our attention-seeking president is in for one rude awakening.

That we should know the place as ours

Baltimore living room Charlie

This, for now, is our piece of earth. I clear away the brush and stack the wood in a pile near the shed and think: This is the possible we hold so briefly to.