One of my nieces really, really wanted a certain toy. Her parents tried to impart a lesson to her by reminding her of all the toys she had at home. They told her, "Honey, you don't need another toy." Proving my mother's observation that there are no stupid children in her family, my niece leaned … Continue reading Need versus Want
I have an amazing view from my office, and it’s not just my opinion. Most of my colleagues agree. That I scored the best view is odd since as the junior-most partner when we moved into our firm’s current location five years ago, I landed my office by default. True, I have to deal with … Continue reading Stopping to Look Around Once in a While
I was 20 during the Thomas confirmation hearings. As a confident aspiring law student, the message being sent to me was "shut up, silly girl." I rebelled, but it was not easy. Society reinforced this sentiment back then. After I moved to Utah to attend law school and was suddenly an old maid at 23, … Continue reading Who and What I Believe
I am not a messy desk person. Too many stacks of papers scattered about make me anxious and flustered. Even on the worst of days, I will always straighten my desk, put things back into the correct files, and return my pens and pencils to their proper cups before I call it a day. I … Continue reading Clear of Distractions
My husband and I watched Gone with the Wind over the weekend. We have always tried to fit in this classic once a year and now it has a reserved slot on our viewing calendar on the weekend nearest to my late father-in-law’s birthday. A fitting tribute to this Civil War history buff. Whenever I … Continue reading Scarlett O’Hara, Philosopher.