Geopolitically, it feels like the world is in shambles. Let’s be real, the world really is in shambles. But when I look back on my own 2016, personally, it’s been just about the best year ever. And it brings to mind one of my most memorable Sex And The City quotes: “"I have everything I … Continue reading Something To Lose
I didn't publish anything for two years until, suddently, I did. Looking back over the year, I can only do a perspective retrospective, because 2016 brought me back to my blog. And if there is one thing on my mind, it is this: why do we shrink from things? So many questions related to this phenomenon! … Continue reading Perspective Retrospective
Lawyers have fun. No, really, we do. Especially litigators. Annual Meehan, Boyle holiday party, complete with speeches and a remixed Christmas classic, sung by our staff: The trimmed tree: And finally, my vegan cookies, made especially for the Young Lawyers' Division Annual Cookie Swap. Here are mine (recipe at: http://ohsheglows.com/2014/10/07/pumpkin-oatmeal-anytime-squares-vegan-gluten-free-oil-free/); admittedly, a little outside the … Continue reading Christmas @ Law
This lawyer (and her beau) adopted a rescue dog. She had a tough start to her life, and spent three long days on a bus from Texas to be delivered into our loving arms. When we discussed naming our new pup, many of my legal idols were considered. And since Ruth Bader Ginsburg was way … Continue reading Harper Lee & The Lawyer’s Dog
Hello, 30’s! Holy mother. At no other point in my life have more changes swept over me faster than in the last several years. I let go of a lot of things, I gained a lot more. And I’m seeking again (hopefully not in vain) for that ever-elusive balance that brings me close to equilibrium … Continue reading Why I Went Dark, And Why I’m Back
It's been many months since I've contributed to my own blog, for a variety of reasons. But I've continued to write for I Am That Girl, a website devoted to the empowerment of young women and girls. Here, my most recent piece, with my most recent activities summarized within: Road Rules. I hope you enjoy!
It took me 27 years, and the fresh perspective of my partner, for me to feel the first whisper of understanding about who my grandparents are. He's a veteran; she's a warrior. I passed through my youth unaware; innumerable visits, homemade meatballs, they babysat us when our parents traveled. The blissful ignorance of adolescence and … Continue reading The Veteran and The Warrior
By choice, and while on vacation, I shut my iphone off completely. I checked email once a day on a computer that's not even mine. And guess what? The world didn't end. We were in the Dominican Republic. A beautiful country, filled with absolutely wonderful people. And the beaches were magnificent. The DR was … Continue reading 4 Days Without A Phone
The flurry of communication every day is so overwhelming, I heard someone say that they needed to hire someone simply to manage their inbox. In the course of one day, he had accumulated hundreds of unread emails. It is crushing. Add to this the daily phone calls, both personal and professional, text messages from friends … Continue reading Phone calls, and emails, and texts….oh my.
I think of myself as the queen of our home. Hestia, goddess of the hearth. I can handle messes and dishes and laundry with my eyes closed. And I work full time. I've pretty much convinced myself that I am a buttkicking winner at home life and at public life. Sometimes, I've convinced myself that I am … Continue reading Business Travel Makes The Heart Grow Fonder