The Day A Stranger Shared Her Umbrella

Najwa Gaines holding an umbrella

When I lived in Atlanta, we were technically experiencing a drought. It would rain every now and again, but the periods between rainfall and the amount of water needed for a population so large led to rules and laws that took away some of life’s simple pleasures, like watering your lawn. One day, though, it rained. And it rained profusely. Normally More...

by David Gaines | Published 5 years ago
By David Gaines On Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Talk About a Transplant Getting Your Life Back!

Imagine receiving a life sentence for robbing someone of a $10 bill and four quarters!? Life!? Since when did two counts of armed robbery land you in prison until you die [less parole]? I wonder what a More...

By David Gaines On Friday, October 9th, 2009

A Special Thanks to Some Special People For Donating to the National Kidney Foundation

I want to send out a big THANK YOU to those who made donations to the National Kidney Foundation and sponsored me for the 5k walk last weekend. It was DC’s largest turnout ever, starting with only More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Are You Still Paying for Cocaine?

Are you seriously still paying for drugs? I’m not talking prescription medicines or a dime bag. The heavy stuff. Cocaine. Morphine. The stuff that’ll nosedive your future and warp your “brain’s More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

You Done With That Toilet Paper Roll?

Whenever I’m not at my day job explaining to recent college graduates why they’re not going to make $55k on their first job — as if they don’t have TV to know we’re in an economic More...