Watching Watson compete on Jeopardy this week was amazing, notwithstanding the odd Final Jeopardy foul-up on Tuesday night. (Watson oddly answered “What is Toronto????” to a Final Jeopardy question that was titled “U.S. Cities.”) A logical explanation for the cause of the mistake was given, though my inner paranoia prefers to fantasize a more Hal-ish rationale. […]
When I first started my career, I was a young business lawyer at a great firm in WNY. I had just graduated from school, and was fortunate enough to have received an offer from the Firm where I worked as a summer associate. (Sadly, I’m told that the clerk-to-associate path is no longer the fairly […]
OK, I’m donning my flame-retardant gear. Here it goes. Bring it on. 🙂 Whenever I spot someone walking around with that popular, Shakespeare-inspired T-shirt: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” King Henry VI, Act IV, Scene II I stop and try to ask them to explain what it means to them. […]
Last Saturday was a beautiful, sunny South Florida day. One of those “Chamber of Commerce” specials. Awesome day for my dog and I to head to the dog park. We headed through the first set of gates, waved hello to a few familiar snouts, and entered the “small dog” area. Upon opening the gate and […]
As of this writing, Apple Stock is down over 13 points after Steve Jobs announced he’s taking another leave of absence from the helm of the company. Part of me thinks this is an overreaction. But the other part of me suspects Wall Street may be right.
Today, yet again, I showed up for jury duty like the responsible citizen that I am, only to be spurned yet again, like an unpopular, ugly kid at a high-school dance. Getting summoned to juror pools is something of a second profession for me. I don’t know what it is about my luck, or the […]
This summer at the Florida Bar annual convention, I struck up an amiable conversation with a gentleman at a vendor orientation breakfast. He was a nice fellow from a new Florida law school, and since we got along so nicely, I made a note to myself to mention him to the attorneys I cam across. […]
The blogs below are the ones that have made the cut, and are, in my opinion, truly exceptional. Whereas most blogs I subscribe to I barely pay any attention to at all.
Every year, one of the most entertaining, yet often under-reported economic articles published comes from PNC Bank, the 12 Days of Christmas Inflation Index. In 2010, if you were going to buy your true love all of the items, from the partridge in the pear tree to the twelve drummers drumming, you’d spend a modest […]
This is part two of yesterday’s initial gift suggestion article. To be brutally honest, we split up the post because we’re constrained for time and we needed to stretch our content out a little. 😉 6) Levenger Pocket Briefcase Wallet – $69 This is my wallet of choice, because it holds 3 x 5 index […]