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Monthly Archives: September 2016

What’s the Matter with White Pants? September 25, 2016

   I miss my White Pants…. I am writing this on September 22, 2016 which is, so the calendar says, the first day of fall.  It is approximately ninety-jillion degrees outside and, to be honest, inside my office, since my law partner thinks anything below 80 on the thermostat means we are trying to freeze…

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Ode to the Public Library September 18, 2016

Every two weeks-ish I go to the public library to renew what I haven’t finished, return stuff, and pick out more stuff.  It’s a place I pretty much take for granted.  Every once in a while, though, the beauty of the place just knocks me over. I don’t mean the actual place.  The building itself,…

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BOOK REVIEW: Confessions of Super Mom September 16, 2016

Confessions of Super Mom Confessions of Super Mom by Melanie Lynne Hauser left me asking myself more questions than the author probably expected me to. Birdie Lee is a suburban single mother of two, saddled with a toad of an ex-husband. One day, she spots a Stain of Unknown Origin and, when regular cleansers don’t…

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No Fair September 11, 2016

“No Fair!!”  ::stamps feet like a toddler:: Anyone who tells you life is fair is trying to sell you something. This is not news to me, or anyone else who has spent more than, say, four years on planet Earth.  But still, it’s a human need to fight injustice wherever we see it.  We may…

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Is Hiring a Ghost Writer the Same as Cheating? September 9, 2016

Is Hiring a Ghost Writer the Same as Cheating? Most of us, while in school, would never have considered paying someone to write our history paper for us.  Instinctively, that feels like cheating.  And not just instinctively – any school’s honor code would consider that cheating as well. So why is hiring a ghost writer different?…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Good Luck of Right Now September 8, 2016

  The Good Luck of Right Now: A Novel The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick is a strange little book, with a narrator reminiscent of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.” Bartholomew Neil is a man in his late 30’s, clearly impaired in some way, though it is…

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