That was the difference between life and death today.

Had the Starbucks cashier not fumbled replacing the paper on the receipt machine, had the lady in front of me not wanted to combine a handful of gift cards onto one, had I shoaled the group of casual riders at the 123 light, had I not slowed to take in the family of deer… I’d have been crushed by a minivan blowing the light at Gallows Road. It had been red for them for a good 20 seconds and there is a pretty wide open view of said light as they approached it. They were going 40-50 miles per hour. I’d have been a hood ornament, they’d be in jail, and a handful of lives would have been messed up.

Wake up, people. Others matter, and it’s your life too.