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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 …

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 …

Your Pursuit of Happiness

My last post was very meta; in that I talked about the right to pursue happiness in general terms. But what does all of that theorizing really mean for you and me? As the pursuit of happiness is such a personal issue, I can’t even begin to imagine what it means for you. It could …

Organized Religion—a Crazy-Expensive Luxury?

Here on loveafterlaw.com, I’m always trying to come up with fresh advice to help you make money—and save money (because after all, a penny saved is a penny earned). So today I’m going to go after one of the lowest of low-hanging fruit in your monthly budget: your religion expenses. But before I begin, I …

Sowing the Seeds of Love

Hi. I’m back after a several weeks hiatus during which my family and I completed our move to Tampa. (Moving itself is such a pain it’s amazing how often I forget that in time to make the next move). Now that we’ve placed most of our stuff where it is supposed to go, and have …

Three Things I am Thankful For

This blog can seem to have a negative tone at times. I try to accentuate the positive as much as possible, but it’s hard to write a blog about leaving the legal profession without discussing some of its drawbacks. After all, if law were absolutely great, everybody would stay in it and there would be …

Now I’m Committed!

I’m off the fence. As of today, consider me committed. Committed to you, committed to us, committed to every disaffected lawyer, and to anyone else who can relate. This is not going to be a part-time gig. I can write this blog! I must write this blog! I will write this blog! And it’s going …