"As long as I'm alive in this body, there is good work for me to do." -- Philippians 1:22, The Message Today is a beautiful, sunny day, albeit somewhat chilly and windy. Sometimes on days like today I think about some of my friends who've passed away. I think of my best friend in college, Puma, who died suddenly and unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm. I think of one of my closest friends in Philadelphia right after I became a lawyer, Wagner, who committed suicide. And
"The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves." -- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Song of the Broad-Axe 3 I remember being in law school, dreaming then about hanging my own shingle, opening my own law practice after graduating from Temple Law. During my third year of law school, I created a business plan for my own practice. I still have that business plan, and in fact, it served as the basis and outline for a more comprehensive version in 2014.
"Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder." -- Romans 12:12, The Message Many times I've cried, But I justify to myself that at least I tried. Many times I've sinned, And oh how I'd like to release that to the wind. Life is a long and winding trail: What are you seeking? Is it good or is it gold? In order to succeed, sometimes you first must fail, But please don't tell me that your soul to the Devil you've sold. "Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder," Keep
"Cultivo una rosa blanca, En julio como en enero, Para el amigo sincero Que me da su mano franca. Y para el cruel que me arranca El corazón con que vivo, Cardo ni oruga cultivo: Cultivo una rosa blanca." -- José Martí, Versos Sencillos XXXIX Que buenas palabras del Sr. Martí! Y si las aplicamos en nuestras vidas, que buen consejo también. "Cultivar" significa que debemos tomar el tiempo necesario, tener la paciencia requerida, y hacer el trabajo para crear algo bonito con n