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Clients Are People Too

Clients Are People Too

Let’s face it; we all have jerks in our lives. Family members, spouses, friends, co-workers, bosses, you name it. Now of course I don’t mean your family, friends or co-workers . . . or do I? Everyone has a bad day, so I am not talking about temporary jerks or...
Baseball’s Trading Deadline

Baseball’s Trading Deadline

The baseball trade deadline is this afternoon. Big day for Major League Baseball, the ‘deadline’ has been around since the 1920s and almost always sees one or two jaw-dropping, ‘how can they do that?’ or ‘our season is over!’...
Of Zeros & Dogma (part one)

Of Zeros & Dogma (part one)

A friend of mine is doing some research for a novel that will take place during World War II. He’s reading Rick Atkinson’s Pulitzer Prize winning trilogy about the US Army against Germany while listening while he runs to Ian Toll’s history of the War...
Mediation Metaphors and Mickey Mantle

Mediation Metaphors and Mickey Mantle

Fulfilled a wish-list item and finally saw the San Francisco Giants play in their beautiful stadium. Fun night even though the Giants are going nowhere this year. Somewhere along the line I was reminded of this story – I think it serves as a pretty good metaphor...
Unintended Connections

Unintended Connections

This just hit me. But, it’s little complicated, so bear with me for a minute or three. I just ran across a reference to an old PBS show, Connections. That set off bells. That show was … amazing. Hosted by a British Historian named James Burke, it was so indelibly...
Hamilton and Family Law

Hamilton and Family Law

I saw Hamilton on Broadway last week – it was everything we expected and more. Just a fantastic experience, sign me up for when the traveling show hits North Carolina. Does this happen to you? After I see a movie, show, TV series, etc., about something or...