September 17, 2013

Anytime I reflect on whether I have been “lucky” in my life, the number “460” comes to mind. It’s not a season batting average, or the number of yards passing in a football game. It most certainly is not related to anything sexual in nature, either; with the possible exception being the number of times […]

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The Best Gift

September 5, 2013

I love giving gifts!!! Nothing beats the satisfaction of seeing the look on someone’s face as they open a present, knowing you got them something they absolutely wanted. Even better still are the occasions when you got them something they never expected!! The beauty of gift giving is that it allows me to let someone […]

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Being Thankful

February 21, 2012

I absolutely love Apple TV! I mean, it’s a little device, no bigger than a couple of cubes of butter. It costs about $100, and it plugs right into your TV. It seems pretty simple, but once its hooked up you can access every picture or video you have on your computer and watch an […]

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The Prankster

December 16, 2011

My son is a tactically calculating prankster. And he’s only 6. Just turned, in fact. I don’t know where he gets it, and I say that in complete dishonesty because I know exactly where he gets it. He is, in very deed, my little clone. A few months ago I had the pleasure of going […]

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I’m Right Here!

September 12, 2011

“I’m right here!!” That’s what I wanted to say to my son as I saw him anxiously scanning the crowd to see if anyone was there to support him. It was earlier today, and I had gone to my kids’ school for a 9/11 Memorial program. My daughter saw me instantly as her class walked […]

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My Little Scholar

August 18, 2011

Today was my son’s first day of Kindergarten, and I am not sure I was prepared for the emotionally stressful nature of the event. He seemed pretty calm, but I could tell that the uncertainty of his future was weighing on him. There he stood, wearing a backpack that was almost as big as he […]

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Attack of the SBD!!!

December 21, 2009

So there I was with my two kids in the McDonald’s drive thru. My four year old son was in the back seat, and my nine year old daughter in the front. It’s the holiday season, and I didn’t feel like cooking. Plus, if the commercials are correct, McDonald’s uses all white meat from real […]

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October 13, 2009

Have you ever noticed how often the concept of “parenting” is reduced to a two-step process of Identification and Coercion? Step 1: Identification of the child’s desired goal or object (i.e. a trip to Disneyland, A new toy, etc). Step 2: Constantly threatening to deprive the child of the Item in Step 1 if the […]

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Family Litigation

October 1, 2009

I am a trial lawyer, and I have been for the last ten years. The last five years have been spent prosecuting criminals. To prepare me for this profession, I went to four years of college (it actually took six years to complete a four year degree), and then three years of law school. I […]

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King Kong and The Birth of a Child

September 21, 2009

So last night we were watching King Kong on TV. Our 3 ½ year old son was fascinated by how easily the giant “Magrilla” (as he called it) could fight off the T-Rex. (And yes, I realize that “Magrilla” sounds a lot like “McGrilla,” and once again McDonald’s comes into play). Anyway, King Kong is […]

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