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Yes Adrian Peterson, You Are a Child Abuser

Yes Adrian Peterson, You Are a Child Abuser
I get a ton of unsolicited phone calls at my office from people trying to sell me something.  It’s usually somebody who can “guarantee top 10 placement in Google” or some service that wants to know if I need more clients. I average around three of these calls a day.  It can be frustrating and... Read more »

Are we only outraged by Ray Rice because we saw the video?

Are we only outraged by Ray Rice because we saw the video?
The image I used for this post is something I saw prior to all of the NFL craziness last week, but it describes perfectly how I feel about his situation.  I don’t feel sorry for Ray Rice as he made his own filthy bed.  But five months ago, a video showed him dragging his unconscious... Read more »

Should restaurants have to save customers from themselves?

Should restaurants have to save customers from themselves?
As a teenager, my broke friends and I loved to go to Olive Garden where we could get salad and bread sticks for $5.00.  It was a pour teenagers dream. Of course we all grew up, got exposed to real Italian food and there is nothing you could do to get me to eat their... Read more »
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Think before you text

Think before you text
You probably don’t go through your day thinking about everything you do and whether it could be used as evidence against you. But some people should, especially those in high places. A former vice president of Tinder, a mobile dating app, is suing her former company for sexual harassment based on what happened when she... Read more »

Why are so many lawyers bad at business?

Why are so many lawyers bad at business?
Overall, most lawyers I’ve met are smart people. However, many of them are terrible business people. This is especially unfortunate for those who run their own firms. I bring this up because I recently discovered that a friend of mine, a lawyer, was paying an outrageous fee to have an outside company maintain her website.... Read more »

Why I Won’t Be Doing The Ice Bucket Challenge

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The ice bucket challenge is a great thing because it’s raising money to fight a disease that doesn’t get nearly enough attention. Predictably, people have come out against the challenge itself for insufferable reasons.  An editorial in the Tribune last week pointed out that it didn’t start as a fundraiser for ALS, but rather as... Read more »
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Why do good websites change themselves for the worse?

Why do good websites change themselves for the worse?
I know the web is a constantly changing thing. I believe that change is good a lot of the time. We’re always getting new technology, gaining a better understanding of how people use websites, and figuring out how to get content out there in the best way possible. All of this is good. What’s bad... Read more »

The Best Mug Shot Ever!

The Best Mug Shot Ever!
The fine young man in the first photo below resides in Maine and was arrested at that time for a DUI.  When he was arrested and took his mug shot, he was wearing a white T-Shirt.  DUI’s are deplorable, but of course they happen every DUI and a guy in Maine getting a DUI isn’t... Read more »

Please, research a law firm before hiring them

Please, research a law firm before hiring them
                      Law school and the bar exam only do so much to weed out terrible lawyers. You might think that the real world would weed the rest out – that they’d get fired or their businesses would fail if they were terrible. Unfortunately, that’s not... Read more »
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Tony Stewart Getting Arrested Would Be A Joke

Tony Stewart Getting Arrested Would Be A Joke
I’m a huge sports fan, but I know nothing about NASCAR or other racing organizations other than they turn left a lot. I certainly don’t get the appeal of watching cars go around and around.  I went to one NASCAR event in Michigan years ago after a buddy got us free tickets that included admission... Read more »
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