Archive for April 2012

TV Made Me Heterosexual

TV Made Me Heterosexual
                  When I was a boy, I watched TV shows that put sex symbols in my face.  Charlies Angels, Love Boat, Fantasy Island;  Don’t get me started on Chrissy from Three’s Company or Lonnie Anderson on WKRP.  Everywhere I looked on TV there were heterosexuals flaunting their... Read more »

Legal Age Discrimination

Legal Age Discrimination
I’m a big NBA (ok, only Bulls) fan and there has been a lot of talk lately about raising the minimum age requirement for potential draftees from one year of college to three years in college.  NBA owners say that they want to protect kids from making a bad decision.  You see a lot of... Read more »

Great Questions

Great Questions
Thanks to everyone who joined me for the live chat the other day. There were some great questions, and I hope I was able to answer them in a way that made sense. If you missed it, check out the highlights below. Or, read the full chat, where we discussed everything from getting fired to... Read more »
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Another Broke Athlete

Another Broke Athlete
                      There was a great article in the ESPN magazine recently about athletes losing money.  Do you know that there are only two basketball players in history to have won a NCAA title, NBA title and make over $90 million playing professionally?  One of those... Read more »
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What Being a Lawyer is Really Like

What Being a Lawyer is Really Like
Awhile back, I wrote about what law school is really like. If you can manage to keep your head on straight, deal with the competitiveness, and tune out the insanity, then hopefully you’ll graduate, pass the bar and start doing some real lawyering. Your experience as a lawyer is largely determined by the path you... Read more »

There is Only One Supreme Court Justice

There is Only One Supreme Court Justice
Last Monday, we saw yet another 5-4 decision from the United States Supreme Court on a case about strip searches. The majority ruled 5-4 that jailers can, in the interest of jail safety, strip search people who are arrested and jailed, even for minor offenses like failing to pay a fine.  But in reality the... Read more »

Why Do People Care So Much About Trayvon Martin?

Why Do People Care So Much About Trayvon Martin?
Every Saturday and Sunday after I wake up, I typically get on chicagotribune.com or some other local site as it has replaced reading the morning paper for me.  On the Trib site they have a similar headline every weekend morning which is usually something like I saw over this past weekend: “Eight hurt, one killed... Read more »
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Are You Clueless?

Are You Clueless?
One of weaknesses that I’ve tried to work on is a lack of self awareness.  Hopefully I’m better at it now than I was 20 years ago, but as much as I’d like to think I am, maybe I’m not and don’t realize it. I thought of this the other day when I got a... Read more »