We need to talk, without being so mean

Despite being someone who was known for enjoying a nice verbal fight in my younger days, I’ve always tried to shy away from conversations about politics and religion. And the reason for my avoidance is the same in both occasions: people are mean. The two topics tend to be so …

The Simple Life

Despite the season, I’m in a “spring cleaning” sort of mood, though my idea of spring cleaning is probably not typical. When I “spring clean,” I don’t wax floors and scrub baseboards; I purge. I throw things out or away. I simplify. Or, at least, I try to simplify. For …

Is CIT Group Next?

Reuters and the Wall Street Journal’s website released the news today that CIT Group has reached a financing deal with its’ bondholders, to the tune of $3 billion, that is supposed to keep CIT out of bankruptcy. Really? Isn’t that actually the tell-tale sign of what’s to surely come next? …

Sweet Justice

So have you heard the story of the Pennsylvania pervert who whined about his oober-lenient child porn sentence? Isn’t there something that makes justice sweeter when the smoking gun comes from the wrongdoer’s own hand? Back in 2005, Richard Balsavage was sentenced to a mere 9 to 23 months in …

Legally Bound

In the age of social networking, the legal industry has apparently stepped up to the plate. A recent article from The Wall Street Journal online, To Blog or Not to Blog, tells the tale of a relatively new form of communication of the late 90s that either peaked too early …