Category Archives: Work

Lean In? No thanks. “Leaning Sideways” and rethinking priorities worked for me.

What does it mean to have a successful career?  A successful life? I’ve been thinking about these questions of late, prompted in part by Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement, and partly by my inclusion as a mentor in our local … Continue reading

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Boo You! Legal Edition — Crowell & Moring and their allegations of inbreeding in Appalachia

I don’t blog much about things related to my work life, but I read something on a legal blog that heartily deserved a Boo You! and I couldn’t resist. In the not-too-distant past, that being June 2011, researchers affiliated with … Continue reading

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A Month in the Life

I’m feeling bloggy but I’ve been pretty heavy lately, so I thought I’d do a little lighter post about what’s been going on in Mooga-land. Life on the professional front is going swimmingly.  I went back up to 30 hours … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Aging Hipster

Now that I’m 40 and a parent, and I have had too much time alone on the road lately to think about such things, I have come to the realization that I am the oxymoron known as an aging hipster. … Continue reading

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More Reasons Why I Love My New Job

I haven’t posted much about it on my blog, but people who know me in real life know just how much I am loving my new job.  G was even commenting on it last night– he said it’s a nice … Continue reading

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Justice Alito– First Amendment lone cowboy?

This is a fascinating article from the Washington Post on Justice Alito and his lone dissents in two recent and well-publicized First Amendment cases: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/03/AR2011030302920.html?hpid=topnews

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I love lawyer advertising!

Now on to something I do like:  Lawyer advertising! I may be unique in this love, but I truly loves me some bad lawyer TV ads.  I’ve been on the bar association’s Attorney Advertising Commission for six years now, and … Continue reading

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Am I a Decent Person? Or Am I a Sap?

Today I had a pretrial in federal court.  Federal court normally handles things by phone, but pretrials are definitely in person.  I get there, and wouldn’t you know it, goofy opposing counsel doesn’t show up.  Now standing up a federal … Continue reading

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