Archive for August 2013

Advice for new law students – this is what it’s really like

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Law school classes are starting across the country.  I should probably just say hit play, but I’m a big blowhard, so here are little words of advice on what law school is like. The most surprising thing to me was how there were so many people of different ages and agendas in law school.  Most... Read more »

Crappy parents of criminal kids should go to jail

Crappy parents of criminal kids should go to jail
To quote Dennis Miller, I don’t want to go off on a rant here, but . . . You probably saw that three teens in Oklahoma shot and killed a college baseball player who was out for a jog.  They didn’t do it because they were robbing him.  They didn’t do it because he pissed... Read more »

Gmail is the new “New Coke”

Gmail is the new “New Coke”
                Many months ago, Google, who apparently is growing tired of printing money and keeping loyal customers, changed the way that Gmail works.  A bunch of stuff was different, but in general the way you composed an e-mail became a big pain in the butt.  They were kind... Read more »
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Are you paying your spouse rent?

Are you paying your spouse rent?
A very nice woman who has been married for around ten years came to me recently for legal help.  She came home one day to discover that her husband had hired a real estate agent and put up a for sale sign in the front yard.  And he also told her to get out as... Read more »

Seven Laws That We Need Right Now!

Perhaps this is a crotchety old man rant, but last month I was at Walker Brothers and the table next to me got served their food.  Five minutes later they started eating.  In between they took photos from 20 different angles and presumably posted it on every social media account they are on.  Does anyone really want to see your apple pancake?  And seriously, you are at the best breakfast place in the world.  Start eating!!!
Our legislature isn’t doing anything which isn’t much of a surprise of course.  But action is needed!  Here are seven laws we need right away.

Is this why all of the surgeons I know are getting divorced?

Is this why all of the surgeons I know are getting divorced?
First comes the wedding phase.  You find yourself going to 5-10 weddings a year.  Some are great friends, some are acquaintances.   Every now and then you get dragged along as a date or maybe you go to the wedding of a relative.  Some times it’s a big party and a blast, but the more you... Read more »
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The State of Illinois is run backwards (I know you are shocked)

The State of Illinois is run backwards (I know you are shocked)
              When you think of all of the bogus taxes and fees that exist, it’s shocking that our City, County and State are on the Detroit path when it comes to their finances.  Buying a house?  The county gets a big commission on that.  Going to the ballgame?  The... Read more »

Work making you fat??? Here’s the solution

Work making you fat???  Here’s the solution
            Having a job like a lawyer isn’t the healthiest thing in the world.  Most of us are at a desk for 10-12 hours a day.  You might have to walk to court, but even that is usually less than a mile roundtrip.  On top of that, if you work... Read more »