So what is the deal with the Nordstrom models anyway? Do they all have to look so emotional? They show up on the side of my Yahoo Inbox all the time all sad like life is tough. Not for the Nordstrom model. Particularly galling are the young men with slender waists the rest of us might have had in high … More Nordstrom Models with Pouty Faces
“We was in Agree-ence” the man standing pro se before the Court Commissioner says, as he tries to explain why he has not returned the child of which he seeks “custodie” to the child’s mother. That is how “custody” is spelled in his pleadings. Being a lawyer means one is a wordsmith, and at times the use … More The Street Language of the Courthouse
Among the self-help books the boomer generation found helpful, apparently, was titled Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. In 286 pages Dr. Grey explains the complex relationship of men and women in terms of planetary bodies, point systems and generalizing about how we react to stress. 7 million copies were sold including one … More Clients are Comets, Lawyers are Planets, Gravity is the Law
My stepdaughter has recently received her Ph.d from the University of Nottingham and has been hired there as a lecturer. Her boyfriend, a Mr. Higgins, yes that is his real name, has posed to me the seemingly trite question many educated Britons ask, “Why can’t the English speak English?” as if we are in the … More Why Can’t the English Speak English?
Because I have $300 I can leave in savings, I am not charged a $12 fee by the Bank of America for a checkless checking account. I am reviewing the bank records of a woman who doesn’t have the $300 to leave in a savings account, so she is taxed $12 a month. This disproportionate … More Because I have $300 in Savings
It’s winter, and the wrecks are piling up at the Swamp Creek Interchange. The term “interchange” is the short version of the confluence of Interstate 5, Interstate 405 and Highway 525. Like great rivers meeting the tide of commuters, the crossing is dangerous. More and more it seems I find cars and trucks discarded on … More The Swamp Creek Triangle
Recently a client referred to my remarkably competent and experienced paralegal as “your girl”. I suspect Kathy is older than I am, not really a girl to me. She often has helpful suggestions on how a case ought to be presented. She is keen to find facts I may overlook, and otherwise seems to have … More Your Girl
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it was the 1970’s. My wife and I ended up watching a rerun of NCIS on some syndicated station during a rain storm last week. A guest star was Lando Calrissian – an actor I had last seen in Star Wars. Time has not … More Return of the Jedi