Newsletters

Get Well+Being delivered to your inbox every Monday Morning.

Introducing Ask Harry & Louise
A husband and wife’s unique perspectives on your questions. By Harry Jaffe, Louise Jaffe
Comments () | Published October 27, 2011

Ask us. We hope to enlighten, contend, perhaps amuse, in response.

Come to us with questions about matters you find terribly vexing or merely annoying. Send us queries about your love life, home life, and work life; about your family, your friends, your colleagues.

We will answer from two very different perspectives. Near as we can tell, we are unique in offering both a female and a male point of view.

LOUISE SAYS: I’m a small-town girl, born and raised in Berryville, Virginia. I teach literature and history at an independent school, where my daughter attends the sixth grade. I graduated from the University of Virginia, studied film, adore Jane Austen, and can’t resist strappy sandals and high heels.

HARRY SAYS: I’m a Philly boy who settled years ago in Washington, DC, where I raised three daughters. I am a veteran journalist covering local affairs, from crime to politics, business to sports—and now advice. I have survived hippie days in Vermont, taught in Rome, and trekked in Chile and Vietnam, and I live to ride my bike.

We are an improbable pair—“shocking,” as Louise’s father once said. One Sunday seven years ago, we each missed an afternoon flight out of Denver. We got the last two seats on a midnight plane to Washington, talked for five hours, and have yet to stop. We married and now divide our time, with our children, between homes in Berryville, where we raise vegetables and honey, and Washington’s Logan Circle.

Love and laughter, plenty; rage and redemption, too. Perfection? No.

What about you?

Subscribe to Washingtonian
Follow Washingtonian on Twitter


Follow Ask Harry & Louise on Twitter

Like Ask Harry & Louise on Facebook

Categories:

Advice Advice
Subscribe to Washingtonian

Discuss this story

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. The Washingtonian reserves the right to remove or edit content once posted.
  • Jhulk

    Problem: My sassy friend is acting like a jerk and I just want to get out there and punch/kick/destroy him/her/it. What should I do. p.s he is a boy and his name is Jamarcus

  • Jhulk

    Harrison LoL

  • Notbigair

    what is the name of a group of veloceraptors

blog comments powered by Disqus

Posted at 09:55 AM/ET, 10/27/2011 RSS | Print | Permalink | Comments () | Washingtonian.com Blogs