I've criticized Glanville's writing on BCB in the past... but this article in the Atlantic is really, really well done.
Glanville lives in Hartford, Connecticut, and was apparently stopped by a police officer while shoveling his driveway earlier this year... and basically accused of panhandling. Yikes.
He handled the situation about as well as he possibly could have... I can't say that I would have done as well. Both in the moment, and afterward, Doug turned it into a teaching moment.