Thanksgiving is upon us. For some, holidays are a joyful time and a wonderful reminder of what we have. For others, however, the holidays bring stress and depression. One way to bolster your internal defenses against stress and depression is to make a conscious effort to give thanks. Being in a state of thankfulness is […]
Yes, I read the obituaries. Not every one every day, but I peruse them frequently because I am genuinely interested in peoples’ “stories.” Knowing this, my sister sent one from her local paper which said the deceased loved his family, “but his hogs always came first.” (Yes, my sister lives in Iowa, and the deceased […]
At long last, District Court Judge Halverson of Nevada has been removed from the bench. I read with interest and some amusement about the antics of Judge Halverson. Of course, I don’t mean to make light of the disgrace she brought to the bench, nor to laugh off the abuse of her staff.
I took a sabbatical from writing blog posts for the last six weeks of 2010. Why? Well in November, my boss, Greg Luce, challenged staff to adopt Google’s Innovation Time Off concept for the remainder to the year. For Google engineers, that means they spend 20% of their work time on projects that interest them. […]
We’ve posted a number of writing tips on the blog. We’ve also highlighted U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel’s writing guide for lawyers, a post we titled “Write Like You Learned Something in High School.” Here’s another fine piece of advice: Don’t criticize a magistrate judge’s argument or characterize it as “nonsensical” unless you have thoroughly […]