Articles published in the Richland County Bar Association's Richbar News.
Through Being Cool
January 27, 2016Richbar News Articles
There comes a time in every man’s life when you figure out how cool you no longer are. For me, it finally happened three weeks ago. More in a moment on that; but first, a bit of background. I’m 47 so, as a realist, I should have seen this coming for a while. The writing was certainly on the wall. I know because my two teen boys and pop-culture hyperaware 11-year girl keep reading that wall aloud to me as we ride in the car listening to the radio: Me: “Who is this guy that keeps yelling in the middle of everyone else’s songs?” Them: “Dad. Seriously. That’s Pit Bull.” Me: “P ...Read More
July 17, 2015Richbar News Articles
Don’t tell me, because I already know. You’ve been waiting by the mailbox, haven’t you? Wondering where your Richbar newsletter is? Well, as a matter of journalistic principal, the blame always lies with the editor. But unlike all the times I’ve accepted the blame in the past, this time it really is my fault. I’ve been in the midst of moving my family of five from one house to another for what seems like about two months. It’s one of those “life events” that shouldn’t be that time consuming or stressful. It only rates a 20 on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale which ...Read More
April 9, 2015Richbar News Articles
“I think all right thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not! And I’m sick and tired of being told that I am.” Graham Chapman, Monty Python, “Right Thinking People” 1973. You know what I’m getting sick and tired of being told to do? I’m fed up with being told to “KEEP CALM and CARRY ON.” Surely you’ve seen that slogan everywhere lately — mugs, t-shirts, posters, beach towels, iPhone cases, pillows, defibrillators and farming implem ...Read More