Category - Good Stuff Not Related to Law

The value of expertise–a recurring theme

January 2, 2018

The cost of screws and a metal plate is not the proper test of value for a surgical procedure. This is not a new subject. Rather, it is a repeated theme. There seems to be a common disconnect between experience and expertise on the one hand and price and value on the other hand–at least […]

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Protection of Law (Sir Thomas More quote from Man for All Seasons)

November 7, 2017

If you asked me to name my favorite movies of all time, A Man for All Seasons, based on the life of Sir Thomas More, would be at the top of my short list. I don’t know how many times I have watched that movie–many times. There are several timeless quotes in the show, but pasted […]

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Happy 308th Dr. Samuel Johnson

September 18, 2017

If you think your job is boring/difficult/tedious, just be glad you are not tasked with writing a dictionary! Today is the 308th birthday of Samuel Johnson. Who is that? Well, of course, he is the author of “A Dictionary of the English Language” also sometimes referred to as “Johnson’s Dictionary”. This publication came into existence on […]

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Podcast: Its ok to be an introvert.Podcast: Its ok to be an introvert.

September 16, 2017

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Friday Humor

September 15, 2017

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Its ok to be an introvert. Really, it is.

September 14, 2017

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.” Ok, that quote may be somewhat of an overly-broad generalization, but it got your attention, right? What do Abraham Lincoln, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Albert Einstein and Dr. Seuss have in common? Among other things, they were all introverts. You can add to this […]

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honesty in business (TED talk by Alexander Wager)

September 13, 2017

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington I enjoy TED talks. Last evening, I watched a TED talk by Dr. Alexander Wagner titled “What really motivates people to be honest in business.” […]

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If you can smile when things go wrong…(Rudyard Kipling)

September 9, 2017

If you can smile when things go wrong And say it doesn’t matter, If you can laugh off cares and woe And trouble makes you fatter, If you can keep a cheerful face When all around are blue, Then have your head examined, bud, There’s something wrong with you. For one thing I’ve arrived at: […]

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Hamilton and Madison, friends turned enemies, and how their Constitutional brilliance protects us today

July 24, 2017

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were once close political allies, who then turned into bitter rivals. But their wondrous Constitution and the government it formed continues to function quite well today, even amid partisanship and extreme political views. In truth, the wonder of the Constitution is more apparent more than two centuries after the Federalists […]

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Oakley sunglasses and related life lessons

June 2, 2017

I once paid a lot of money for Oakley sunglasses. At the time, it seemed like a foolish purchase. However, those sunglasses have proven to be perhaps the best investment I have made. There are important life lessons related to my Oakley sunglasses. I never told my wife how much I spent on those sunglasses, so I’m […]

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