27 August 2014
I arrived at the BP gas station in Maple Lawn and immediately noticed a man talking to another woman at a gas pump. By her body language she wasn't very receptive to what he was sharing. By his voice, he seemed sincere and somewhat desperate.
As I turned off my car's engine and finished a text on my phone, the man walked over to a woman at the pump in front of me and began sharing his story with her. As I listened to his words, I considered just staying in my car or even driving away. For a moment, that sad, natural reaction to someone interrupting my routine bubbled up. After all, I was only there to get gas and leave, not to have someone approach me with something to sell or asking for a handout.
Posted by Rick Garner at Wednesday, August 27, 2014
04 August 2014
03 August 2014
Posted by Rick Garner at Sunday, August 03, 2014
30 July 2014
I missed out on much of her first year of life due to my working at WUSA9 in DC. Moving Kim and Georgia to Maryland happened just before her first birthday. Since then, I couldn't have imagined the sweet, caring, nurturing, creative, talented, bold, hilarious, witty, stubborn, debating, persistent, and beautiful young girl she would become.
Posted by Rick Garner at Wednesday, July 30, 2014
17 July 2014
Patuxent Trails are perfect for walking, running, or biking. Although these trails are less than a five minute drive, I only started consistently using them in May after a six month break from my exercise routine.
Yeah, six months.
Yeah, six months.
Posted by Rick Garner at Thursday, July 17, 2014
20 March 2014
The pleading seemed to relate to not wanting to leave the store but I wasn't entirely certain of that. Lowering my passenger window, the audio was clearer.
"Shut up! You're embarrassing me!" My heart sank. Telling a child to shut up is bad enough but clearly this woman was more concerned about the people around her and their opinion. She mentioned another sentence about the need to leave and that the children were causing a scene.
Take a breath...
Posted by Rick Garner at Thursday, March 20, 2014