Daniel Lictenstein-Boris: Step into their shoes. Feel what it was like, in the 24 hours before the shutdown ended, to be torn between a duty to serve the public, and to the survival of one’s own family.
Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris — When we first met, we were fooling around, wrestling and an ounce of white powder in a plastic double sealed bag fell out from beneath her shirt—I should have known then.
Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris: Over 6 foot five inches tall, with a long red beard, wide arms, and bulging biceps, Cody carried the heavy pack like he barely noticed it.
Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris: The man held a sign on a piece of used cardboard, the word “Hungry” scrawled with a black magic marker. I stopped, and offered him a banana out of my lunch bag. He said he didn’t eat them. I dug into the bag. I had some walnuts and raisins, which I offered. He ate walnuts, and his partner, well, she ate raisins.