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Face Shield Versus Mask. The medical scientists tell us that, as long as your face is covered and goes below the chin, face shields are just as protective as masks. I have a real problem with cloth masks in the Florida heat, and many people have a problem with the claustrophobic effect. In addition, as I have written before, you can see the face and inflections. In my view, an impervious plastic surface is…
14 Ways To Get Your LawBlog More Attention. I used to write a lawblog. I don’t remember exactly when it became just a blog by a lawyer; but, it was between 2005 and 2010. My initial focus was on how tech and gadgets impact the practice of law; and, in some sense, I still write about that. But, it is even more difficult, I realized, to be interesting when you are talking about arcane legal…
I have been using the Bose Frames all day, every day, for a year, and I cannot tell you how freeing it is not to have something stuck in my ear all the time. While the basic frames, at $199, are designed to be regular sunglasses, and copy the classic RayBan Wayfarer design, I had transition lenses installed with my prescription (around $149), so I can wear them all day at work. In the office,…
On this Throwback Thursday, I remember my most memorable Xmas. My parents were middle class in background and occupation: my mom a Registered Nurse, and my step-dad, a Navy Chief. Between them they had six kids, and we had a strict upbringing. Their money was spent on food, clothing, and Parochial school tuition, which, you can imagine, was a struggle with six kids. But, we were safe and happy, and, although Xmas was never extravagant,…
This Dilbert cartoon is funny, because we all understand how entitlement in bosses leads to the expectation that they don’t have to do the “mundane”. In fact, it is considered inefficient and unproductive to spend lawyer time doing anything but tasks that require the mind and experience we develop as lawyers. However, I suspect that, in BigLaw, the same problem I had in a small 3 person law office, occur. We pass off the mundane,…
I have a modest proposal. When the thought police stop calling me and my fellow lawyers “sharks” and other pejorative terms, I will stop saying “Redskins”. The hypocrisy of the politically correct elite is disgusting. Get a grip. They will always be the Washington Redskins, no matter what the NFL, or Mr. Snyder, or Nike, or Federal Express or any other entity or person says. I believe that John Riggins agrees with me.           Related…