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Sacramental Wine The wine traveled across the table to its final resting place. As she reached for his glass and a napkin, he thought of the sacraments. Would he pray for her with the religious fervor of a zealot praying for salvation? He was spinning out of control on her roller coaster of emotions. He was looking for the off switch. Was she the one he sought? Her stunning beauty made him forget; but, he…
Sacramental Wine The wine traveled across the table to its final resting place. As she reached for his glass and a napkin, he thought of the sacraments. Would he pray for her with the religious fervor of a zealot praying for salvation? He was spinning out of control on her roller coaster of emotions. He was looking for the off switch. Was she the one he sought? Her stunning beauty made him forget; but, he…
Beware The #RobotLawyer Invasion | Above the Law. Nicole Black is always welcoming the coming Robot overlords.She is certain that it will stand her in good stead. However, I must opine that future robots will probably not replace human beings; but, will be artificial intelligences locked in large computer rooms, and will only be roaming around on electrical cables. While AI will increasingly be used to increase human access to the knowledge required to…
Slow Down in Life | The Fioneers. One of the toughest lessons I have learned in years of law practice is that life goes better when we slow down, and let it happen. Lawyers tend to be fast paced, anxious, hard driving, and results oriented control freaks, all of which are habits dangerous to our health. I notice this at work a lot. Push, push, push. Get it done. We want it now, not later.…
Let’s see if anyone can beat this throwback photo of my Grandfather’s law school graduation class in 1913. “Bompa” was Marty M. Georges, and he is the handsome gentleman in the center of the photo with his legs crossed and a bow tie. He and I were the first Grandfather-Grandson members of Phi Alpha Delta, when I joined in 1970. He was proud that one of his progeny became a lawyer, and I have this…
You don’t have to be in a mega lawyer firm to be able to practice law wherever you are. With a Smartphone, Smartglasses, a Notebook computer, a SmartWatch, and other mobile tech, I can practice law anywhere I want. I particularly like the ability to practice in places that are boring, like waiting rooms, and yes, other people’s houses.           Related Stories #WhyIAmASolo – I Don’t Have To Worry About Getting Ahead #WhyIAmASolo – I
Deadline pressure, unreasonable people, complexity, and relying on others to make decisions that affect clients’ lives all make law practice difficult. However, having an emotional reaction to setbacks, in law practice and in life, is counterproductive. The recognition of control issues is a main tenet of Stoicism. Think about that the next time you find yourself reacting in sadness, or anger, or any powerful emotion. It isn’t unfeeling to control our emotions. It is irrational…
WHEN I DIE When I die, Don’t come looking for me. Don’t look for me in the bushes or in the grass. I won’t be there. Don’t look for me on a cruise ship going nowhere. I won’t be there. Don’t look for me at my place of work My working days are done. I won’t be there. Don’t look for me in your photographs Two dimensional copies of the image of me. I am…
Microsoft%u2019s latest Surface Book 2 update fixes its dreaded Nvidia GPU bug – The Verge. The Book 2 is a wonderful combination of ultralight and tablet. The touch screen makes the computer far more useful than the Apple alternatives. After a year of use, it is still spry and quick, and does everything I ask of it. However, I bought it because of the discrete GPU chip from NVidia, and some people have been…