December 28, 2018

As we come to the end of 2018, I hope it was a good year for you and that you've set yourself up well to start strong in the new year.

Looking back at this past year, it was a good one for me.

On the immigration side of my practice, I continued to place an emphasis on na...

December 27, 2018

"After Latin, it seems to me there is no language so fitted for prayer and for talk about God as Spanish: for it is a language at once strong and supple, it has its sharpness, it has the quality of steel in it, which gives it the accuracy that true mysticism needs, and...

December 26, 2018

Just as I rely on the important work of coworkers, including paralegals and administrative staff, around me, so do doctors rely upon and need the important work of nurses around them.

Nurses are on the frontline of doctor-patient contact, and in that sense perform not j...

December 21, 2018

To those of you who are Christians and to those of you who celebrate at a purely secular level: I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas!

This time of year is all about family.  The holiday is marked by the birth of Jesus into his family.  You and I should take...

December 20, 2018

I went to high school with Jeff Selby, the lead singer of The Quixote Project.  I'm really proud of the work he's done as a musician.

Their music can be classified as roots, neo-folk, alternative, or Americana, among others.  Hailing from the easternmost edge of the Phi...

December 19, 2018

As we soon look forward to a new year, and the idea of resolutions comes to mind, please do what you can, however seemingly small, to minimize climate change:

-- reduce your use of plastics; buy and use a reusable container

-- use less water

-- walk, bike, or take public...

December 19, 2018

I remember a time years ago when I was driving a car from Guápiles to San José in Costa Rica.  It was nighttime.  And for those that are not familiar, the road winds through the mountains in and around Braulio Carrillo National Park, with the road literally cut in...

December 18, 2018

A good lawyer must be a good listener.

If asked, most people would likely describe their image of an excellent lawyer as a lawyer who is good in trial advocacy (in the courtroom), good in public relations, and good in his or her writing.  All of these forms of communica...

December 14, 2018

People all over the world should have the right to peaceful protest.

Provided it is peaceful, a people should be allowed to express itself in a public, visible way.

Outside of elections, it's the best form for people to express themselves in a democracy.

Expression is a f...

December 13, 2018

I read this heart wrenching article today about the sentencing of a man who shot a teenager in the head in an incident of road rage.  At the end of the article, which I urge you to read in full, is the teenager's father's victim impact statement to the judge.

In its nar...

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