I know that correlation isn’t causation. But, is there something about private-practice law that is overly stressful? I just read a very sobering essay in the Times (link here). Someone wrote about an ex-spouse, who hid a drug habit for a long time and, sadly, died from an overdose. The author documented how stressful it
What is it like to be a Supreme Court Justice? It’s an interesting thought. You get tremendous autonomy, as Justices get to choose which cases they will hear. Your decisions have tremendous and broad impact, as legal precedence is a real thing. And you get to see a wide view of how laws, justice and
Blog reader Petrina Buckley in a comment forwarded a link to a TED Talk. It is by Anne Lamott, and is called “12 Truths I Learned from Life and Writing.” It is very good. Here are some quotes: There is almost nothing outside of you that will help in any kind of lasting way, unless
I was at the gym a bit ago and exercising next to an older lady. For some reason, we really hit it off. I saw her a second time, and, again, we had a good chat. She shared how her husband, a partner at a law firm, had a heart attack at age 36. This
My friend Nicole de Lisle recently shared on Facebook a Washington Post commentary. It is based on a 2015 speech that former FBI Director Jim Comey gave. It is called: “Why I Require FBI Agents to Visit the Holocaust Museum.” It is a very thoughtful piece (link here). What particularly moved me was this: I require
There is a very good article on motherhood in today’s New York Times, called “The Birth of a Mother.” When a child is born, the focus tends to be on the baby. But, parents change drastically. Before our son graduated high school, the school asked parents to meet as a group with a child-development expert.