Get ready for a very special episode of Survivor ladies and gentlemen, this week North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and our own Donald Trump square off in a game of nuclear chess, and answer the question, who will be voted off the island ? Dennis Rodman apparently is showing up and who knows, Kim Kardashian … More Survivor: Sentosa Island
It’s a random war without front lines. All of us are soldiers. At stake is liberal democracy and our way of life. What is it Mel Gibson said in Braveheart? “They can take our land but they cannot take our freedom”. Today it is the other way around, they cannot take our land, but they … More Manchester. United.
Friday night I cracked a beer and recorded some comments about conflict, of family law and of the demise of Western Civilization, and how no one is going to write a heroic poem about being a family law lawyer. I look ahead and see no Homer in my future. After a tough day in Superior … More Pete Pattersons Open Mike Night
Perhaps the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt gave us the term “denial” as they lived next to “De Nile”. Think Tutankhamen and how he tried to take it with him. Many are in “De Nile” that there is a date upon which we simply leave this earth and all we have accumulated behind. Sorry, no exemptions. I have … More You Can’t Take It With You; Living along De Nile
The law is a jealous mistress. Carrying her battle flag requires both hands. She keeps my fingers on this keyboard rather than a fretboard. I bought my banjo back when the kids were still in school and I was driving a 1995 Ford Aerostar van. Now the kids are grown, the last one left school … More Battle Flags, Ball Points, and Banjos
The Whole Foods checker and her bagging clerk talk to each other as if I am not standing there. One says to the other “When we get done with ‘this one’ ” referring to me. She then goes on to describe what task they have before them next. It was an existentialist experience. I am … More When We Get Done With This One
The storied U.K. publication The Economist has weighed in on the background for Donald Trump and the implications for his qualifications for the Presidency. The review is typical British understatement, but can only be read as an ungentlemanly pan. “Opaque,volatile and contested” they write. “Information about Trump’s business is sketchy”. “Whether he has transcended the business … More The Donald