San Francisco

What a terrific weekend! John and I went to San Francisco (actually Tiburon) to his brother, Avery’s, wedding to Lo-Ping, his fiancee’. We started out very very early Thursday morning for a 7:30 AM flight (up at 4:30, on the road by 5:15, at the airport by 5:45), stopped, after circling for an hour above,…

Monday, Monday, so good to me…

It’s 4:00 and I have gotten a lot of work done. Had our staff meeting – updated new attorney on cases she’s covering for me the next two, yes two, months. Have a couple of visits, some file review, a couple of meetings and second chair on a TPR trial to do, but none should…

Paradoxes

I feel sad. And at the same time that sadness fills me with hope. Crazy, yes I know, but life has so many paradoxes and in my 50s I’m learning this in a new way. I can’t really go into details here, because to do so might hurt the innocent. I believe a dear friend…

Not necessarily my future, but food for thought

“What is Great Purple?” asks Japanese poet Nanao Sakaki in his book Let’s Eat Stars. Is it “a piece of purple sky floating in my lover’s eyes?” he speculates. “A cloud made of purple wine passing over Mt. Fuji? The color of a full-blooming magnolia’s root? The shadow of a star visible only to birds?…

Circle Pits, not Karate Kicks???

OK, I did it. What is that you said? Sorry can’t hear you! What an amazing night. I came away with an appreciation for punk/hardcore music. Now some will tell you it’s not music. They will say all the “songs” sound alike. ‘Taint necessarily so. What I found really fascinating was the fact that the…

Friendship

“on this life journey friends are guides, guardian angels, mentors, role models, truth tellers, comforters, comic relief and side kicks.” Bonnie Anderson How true that is! I was thinking about how important friendship is – you know, all those funny e-mails you get telling you that a true friend is not only someone you can…

Half Day and I don’t know how to act:)

Yesterday was spent at the desk, doing a lot of paperwork, answering e-mails, getting ready for today. Yesterday evening was EFM, and what an interesting evening it was! Have you ever had the eerie feeling that something greater than your own planning was at work? I did last night. I drove over to church to…

Man, this is spooky.

This guy has me nailed (well, except for the breakthrough lovemaking part – I WISH!) I have definitely lost my mind, though. At any single moment, approximately 0.7 percent of the people on our planet are drunk–at least in a normal week. In the coming days, however, I believe that a sudden profusion of intoxicated…

Guess where I’m going November 4th?

Vicki B. was my freshman roommate at Middlebury College. In September of 1972, the two of us began what was to become a longlasting friendship that has spanned marriage, births and even deaths. We were in and out of touch over the years. I became a wife, mother, lawyer and she became an Aunt, probably…

OK, now I can go to sleep

PHEW!!! What I didn’t tell you before is a client of mine was AWOL from her placement, called me, crying and scared from a metro station in Montgomery County. No location! Luckily, she also called a relative. I called her mother, and she finally connected with her after she “turned herself in” to the police.Breathe,…