Magna Carta

800 years ago this month King John was cornered by his barons in a field at Runnymede and made to place his seal on this document, the Great Charter, that limited his power. It was likely the first of its kind. He and the other chief executives have been fighting the issue ever since. Ab initio this … More Magna Carta

Leaf Blowers

Is there anything more obnoxious than leaf blowers? The guy across the street from me had one. You know the kind, they sound like this: Arghhhhhhhhhh! He also had cancer and so was off work. Apparently this made him bored. After he had finished blowing all the leaves on the ground into the street, he … More Leaf Blowers

Rebecca Wallick Has The Right Stuff-Growing Up Boeing

There was a Demon that lived in the air. They said whoever challenged the Demon would die. Men came to the high desert to ride it. They were called “test pilots.” And no one knew their names. The Right Stuff- Warner Brothers 1984 Should you desire that sense again of anonymous heroism captured in the … More Rebecca Wallick Has The Right Stuff-Growing Up Boeing

Lawyers Knee

This year, 50 years after becoming a lawyer, my Dad had his right knee replaced. He said it was due to all those years carrying a briefcase in his right hand. I believe this to be true as the literal and figurative weight of lawyering tends to damage the body. On October 4th Dad was … More Lawyers Knee

Bond, James Bond

Summers in London seem to always feature that gritty diesel smell and taste in the mouth that is just more pronounced there than any other large European city. Forgetting the taste for a moment and checking my watch, I folded the copy of the Financial Times I had been reading, checked my watch again and … More Bond, James Bond