One lesson from The Wire is that we're all interconnected. Our actions, our kindness, our unkept promises, all of them can make a huge difference in someone's life. In this time of economic turmoil, more people will be living on the brink. We don't have a housing bubble to depend on to bail us out. We don't have a stock bubble to bail us out. In these times, we need to play defense. And to me, that means taking care of each other. Reducing risk. Emotional risk, physical risk. Take care of each other. Be good to each other.