June 22, 2018

"I really do care.  Do u?"

Hmm, should we care about other human beings, or just be self-centered?  How is this even a question???

June 21, 2018

As of 6:07 a.m. this morning, spring 2018 came to an end and summer has officially begun.

I hope you and I can be cool for the summer.  And by that I mean that, being a lawyer I wear a suit every day, so with all the heat and humidity and all, I hope that the air condit...

June 20, 2018

As the father of young children, today's news of the 12 year-old girl who committed suicide -- after months of ongoing bullying by classmates and apparent inaction by the girl's school -- is horrifying to me.

But we all know, from observation or experience, that unfortu...

June 19, 2018

While much of the public's attention these past few days has been on the issue of forced family separation at the U.S. southern border, and rightfully so, I want to just pitch a quick reminder for another topic of national concern that deserves to stay on the forefront...

June 18, 2018

The forecast is calling for 'feel-like' high temperatures today above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  Take it easy out there, Philadelphia.  It's our first legitimate blast of summer strength, so take care and stay cool.

June 15, 2018

The current administration's policy of separating families at the border is cruel and inhumane.

Taking children away from their parents, then arresting the parents, and putting their children into detention or foster care is a moral abomination.

To separate 2,000 childre...

June 14, 2018

I'm looking forward to this Sunday's World Cup match between Costa Rica and Serbia.

As many of you know, I'm half-Costa Rican and the entire maternal side of my extended family is still in Costa Rica, so of course I'm rooting for los Ticos (especially with the U.S. fail...

June 13, 2018

The following three paragraphs are excerpted from an article entitled "We need new ways of treating depression", published today on Vox.

The entire article is very worth reading, but the points in this excerpt are key:

"I learned there is broad agreement among scientists...

June 12, 2018

It's a beautiful day today here in Philadelphia: 74 degrees right now, with mostly sunny and blue skies, and low humidity.

I'm off to Philadelphia Family Court shortly for a couple cases this afternoon.

Hope you have a great day.

June 11, 2018

the light reflected off the sliver

of metallic surface across the street,

a soft hue

just as the sun was setting,

with a feeling of warmth

but also of melancholy

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