In just a few hours, I'll be trick-or-treating with my two young children. At last word, my daughter was going to dress up as a princess and my son was going to dress up as Gekko (of PJ Masks). My daughter has been looking forward to Halloween for a few weeks and I have to admit that her infectious enthusiasm has finally caught up to me -- I'm looking forward to it! Hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!
For most of my childhood, I lived in a two bedroom, one bathroom apartment with my mom, dad, and younger sister. Since I was the older sibling, I slept on the top bunk of a bunk bed. I remember that the hardwood floors were creaky throughout. And that, since we lived on the second floor, my parents would sometimes have to remind my sister and me not to make too much noise, so as not to bother the couple who were our downstairs neighbors. We didn't have a lot, but we had w
As just about everyone who pays attention to the news knows by now, a man with a gun entered a synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday morning and, with anti-Semitic intent, started shooting, killing 11 people and injuring 6. Of course an actor must be held responsible for his actions, and in this sense, the gunman will naturally be charged and held for trial for murder and hate crimes. But a strain of anti-Semitic hatred became publicly visible at Charlottesville a little
About 108 billion people have ever been alive on planet Earth. Seeing the full hunter's moon the other night -- large, bright, and round, and hanging in the sky -- I thought to myself: other than people who were blind or who died too young to be aware, every person in every part of the world throughout all of history has seen and gazed upon the moon. It's amazing. There may be no other experience that has been more common to every single human being that has ever lived tha
I know this lawyer who's like an awful gato, While you and I know that I'm el mejor abogado. My style is as fresh as the inside of a bright green avocado, And when we win your case, we'll celebrate with a smooth affogato.
I have plants in my office. One, a bamboo, was a gift from my mother. Another, a money plant, was a gift from my wife. Another, I found in the trash at work, but I saved it and brought it back to life. The rest, including six succulents, were gifts to myself. I also have a lot of plants at home. I believe that we must maintain a connection with the natural world. For some, that may mean doing yard work at their suburban home on the weekends. For others, that may mean re
The 2018 World Series begins tonight, with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Boston Red Sox, and I really don't care. Let me say right up front that I don't mean to offend anyone or ruffle any feathers. I simply offer my personal opinion: baseball is long, slow, and boring. And then last week, seeing the silliness of Manny Machado intentionally kicking Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar while running through first base strikes me as stupid rather than entertaining i
In the field of law, the essence of any case can be boiled down to the equation: application of the facts to the relevant law, resulting in a decision by the Court. Taking into account the adversarial nature of the legal system in the United States, we see that the Court engages in a sort of dialectical synthesis: receiving the thesis from the plaintiff, countered by the antithesis from the defendant, and thereby, after considering the weight of the evidence and the credibili
"Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, co
If you're looking for a loosie in Center City, Philadelphia, just go to 15th & Market Streets, usually near one of the entrances to the EL -- either the one beneath the Clothespin or the other on the north side of Market Street. To be clear, selling loosies is against the law in Philadelphia. If a loosie is sold to anyone of any age, it can result in a $250 penalty. None of that seems to stop the guys hanging around 15th & Market Streets, though, likely due to 1) the demand