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Samsung Health App. Certainly, sooner or later, all of us will find our way to an ER and a hospital. However, we want to delay the final ride as long as possible. Monitoring our health measurements is a good start. This morning, I measured my heart rate, conducted a medical grade Electrical Cardiogram, measured my blood pressure, measured my blood oxygen level (97%), did a stress test, and checked yesterday’s step count, all before…
Stoicism – A Prescription For Psychological Resilience. Sports teams that fight back against odds, and prevail, are often said to be resilient. When I read about the stress and anxiety associated with law practice, I know what I am talking about. While my anxiety never caused me to crash and burn, I experienced bouts of it when faced with the stresses and pressures of practice. I wish I had discovered the control dichotomy many years…
Smartwatches For Seniors. Seriously? This article, undoubtedly written by a millennial, assumes that seniors are old, slow, technically illiterate, and stupid. I am 72, and qualify as a senior. I know more about computers and technology than some of these snotnoses will know in a lifetime. Assuming that we are all too stupid to use tech, and that we require tech that is “simple” and “easy to use” is insulting. Hey, Phandroid, I was writing…
Legal Research Online Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive. Many State Bars use part of members’ dues to provide services to their lawyer members. One of those services is online legal research. Reported cases, statutes, and regulations are the essentials for advising clients. Florida provides that service to its lawyer members, and I can access any Florida case or statute that I need. However, lawyers also steal from other lawyers’ previous work. Law firms often have…
Red Cross App Can Save A Life. Accidents happen. Anaphylactic shock. Serious burns. Choking. Heart attacks. Now, there is one I am familiar with. Sometimes, what we do in the first few minutes after an emergency can determine the outcome. My earliest experiences with the Red Cross were serving as a volunteer, and it is one of the most selfless helping organizations on the planet. This free app is full of essential information about a…
There is an age where birthdays become more of an accomplishment than a celebration. I reached that age a while ago. But, the magic still exists, and it helps to have a wonderful new spouse to celebrate. My spouse really gets me, and, in a couple of weeks I will be receiving the best gift a geek can receive…a new computing device. I am hard to buy gadgets for. I already own, or have owned,…
Knowing Rules. Execupundit describes lawyering today, even if not specifically. He advises that it isn’t enough to know the rules. You must also: 1. Know the exceptions to the rules. 2. Know the proclivities of those who enforce the rules (like Judges and Legislators). Their proclivities can become precedential. Your job, as a lawyer, is to explain all that in language simple enough to make an impact on someone who doesn’t want to be there to…
If there is a God, the dead have a lot more going on than worrying about what people here say about them. If there isn’t a God, there isn’t an after death consciousness to worry about anything. There are no other options. So, why do we care about what people say about us during or after our lifetimes? What purpose does legacy serve anyway? Fame Dies Also. He wondered if the dead read obituaries. He…