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Antisemitism—Keep Shining

In the wake of last week’s massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, it is natural to want to understand the motivations; so natural, in fact, that the New York Times yesterday published an editorial whose author consulted a pair of research psychologists to try to explain it. The article attempts to answer …

A Tale of Two Schools

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times—for my elder son that is! As many of you know, he recently transferred elementary schools. He began the year at an urban public school in New York City, and he’s finishing it up at a suburban public school in Tampa Bay. Both schools …

Better Communication with Your Significant Other

We lawyers are trained communicators, and that’s great. However, we are not necessarily well-trained to communicate in our closest relationships, such as with our significant others (SO). Part of the problem lies in why we are trained to communicate. Lawyers learn to communicate in order accomplish goals such as (1) win arguments (2) convince others …

Product Review—Juul E-Cig and Juul Pods

As many of you may know from reading this blog, I am a big proponent of vaping. But one of the things I don’t like about vaping is that it can be messy and complicated. Even with a relatively simple mod, you have to deal with tanks, atomizers, wicks, batteries and vape juice, at the …

The Abuse Stops With Us

Today we have a guest post from my wife, T. I offered to write this post on this topic because I am already in research mode with my graduate classes. I hope you read the entire post; I know it’s long, but I’ve written it for you. You who are in the trenches of the …

Watching Paint Dry

I wanted a job that was low maintenance with fewer hours and where I didn’t have to work with people. (Like many young and idealistic people, I used to always think I wanted to work with people, but I soon realized that there’s all kinds of people in the world, and every barrel has just enough …

ACA—The American Way

I have always been a supporter of the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a the “ACA” or “Obamacare”—in theory. I recognized the need to provide affordable healthcare for all Americans, and I thought a marketplace approach was an all-American way of providing it. I wanted the ACA so that I could avail myself of it if I …

Cures for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

We lawyers all know this monster, free floating anxiety and panic attacks. It stalks us minute to minute. In our cars, on the subway, at the supermarket, at the movies. It distracts us on date night. It puts up a wall between us and our kids, even when we’re “spending time” with them. It haurangues …