Moving in the Season of Gratitude

Moving. Everybody hates moving, right? It is the menstruation of life events, not catastrophic like major illness or death in the family, but never good. No one likes moving. My doctor tells me that death, divorce and moving are the three most stressful life events for people. Well, I got divorced in September and moved…

US Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill

Originally posted on Thinking Makes it So:
This afternoon, the United States Senate passed historic gay rights legislation in its approval of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would provide protections in the workplace to workers and job applicants who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Any private employer with more than 15 employees would be…

I’ll Bet You Think This Blog is About You

“I’ll bet you think this blog is about you, don’t you?  Don’t you?”  ~  Carly Simon (well, almost) I’ve often said that blogging is an extremely self-indulgent pastime, and I will stick with that remark.  When I started blogging, I did not realize that apparently, reading blogs is an extremely self indulgent pastime as well because…

More Free Advice

A little over a year ago, I published “Free Advice: You Get What You Pay For” on this blog.  It’s a nifty list of answers to questions I often receive in my practice as a family law attorney.  As luck would have it, the past year has brought me yet more revelations and I would…

Reveries of 2012

“Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.”   ― Jonathan Safran Foer So here we are on New Year’s Eve, that most nostalgic and most promising day of every year when we look at…

KitchenAid Mixers and Feminism

 “Women should be obscene and not heard.” ― John Lennon We have just concluded the major western holidays, and when I say “major,” I mean the big cooking and eating holidays.  I am a Foodie.  I spend days cooking (and, of course, eating)  in the last six weeks of the year.  (I am up by…

Thanksgiving 2012

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John F. Kennedy I love Thanksgiving.  It is my favorite holiday for lots of reasons.  This month, Facebook has featured post after post from friends who have been doing a countdown for…

Connections

” But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world . . .”    ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince. I have been fussing with this blog for several months now.  It has…

He’s Back

“Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.”   ~ T. S. Eliot He’s back.  The entire month of July was spent in Addison’s purgatory with Djingo.  I was sure he would die this time.  On Wednesday he seemed to turn a corner and began to eat some cooked barley and chicken.  I was…

Some Days Are Diamonds . . . Some Days Are Stones

I hit a milestone birthday on July 1st. For the last three days I have been working on a different blog post, and at this time, I have two complete sentences written of that one. Writer’s block.   So, I thought if I switched instead to writing about my Milestone, it might get me over…

Free Advice (You Get What You Pay For)

Many times, professionalism precludes me from honestly answering some of the questions that are asked of me in my line of work.  However, behind the safety of my laptop, I am emboldened.  Plus, I feel it is a public service to attorneys and clients alike 😉 So, we’ll do this as a list. There is…

A Thousand Tiny Reasons

As an attorney who practices family law, people frequently ask me if I can predict which relationships will succeed and which will fail.  The answer, of course, is no.  Relationships fail when one party reaches the limit to what he or she can personally tolerate.  Once the balance tips in the direction of failure, only…