When my buddy Ben came back from his study abroad program in Egypt, he presented me with a traditional Egyptian dishdasha that he bought for me in Alexandria.
Given the series of worker and passenger deaths, train crashes, and other mishaps marring John Catoe’s three year tenure as Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager, many Metro riders understandably saw his recently-announced resignation as cause for celebration. But as the WMATA Board of Directors moves to appoint his replacement, the need for urgent reform has not dissipated.
It is said that the grass is always greener on the other side. This tendency to always strive for something apparently better has created a destructive trend in the sporting world: successful college coaches leaving their posts for a shot with a professional franchise. College football coaches are most often guilty of this mistake, and recently, yet another has fallen victim.