life

Firsts

Who hasn’t heard “there is a first time for everything”? Remember your first birthday? ( I don’t and am suspicious of people who say they do.) Your first kiss? First boyfriend? (Ughh, he set a bad precedent that at post 40 -years-old, I can’t seem to get away from. But that’s another topic.) Your first […]

Things I Must Not Do in November.

The month of November is upon us bringing many good things . . . Thanksgiving, Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Black Friday and the start of the holiday season. For some of us writers, November brings a period of temporary insanity known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The goal of which is to write a […]

Justice can be a bitter pill.

The net and tv are abuzz with debate about the Casey Anthony verdict, most people expressing passionate opinions either for or against conviction.  We’ve all heard that quote “better ten guilty men go free than one innocent man  be convicted.”  That belief is one of the fundamental cornerstones of the American justice system, but when […]

Simple but true – Just do It

We all have heard it by now that Nike slogan “Just do it”.  The slogan has been seared into our public consciousness because it is so simple and so true.  We all deep down want to stop the b/s and just do it.  Today I read post called stop the excuses that had a great […]

What’s your rallying cry?

I was watching an episode of Harry’s Law, a new legal drama staring Kathy Bates, that started me thinking about the power of persuasion.  In this particular episode she was trying to free a man who was convicted of a murder he had always maintained that he did not commit.  True to form for these […]

Grow a thick skin

As a criminal defense attorney, I thought I had a thick skin.  I’ve been stared down by the family of victims, had my integrity questioned by jurors and even had my intelligence challenged by a few of my own clients when their cases didn’t go their way.   None of that bothered me.  It was part […]

Cheating?

Image via Wikipedia Is it cheating  to simply post a link?  I wrote a guest blog for my sister and I want it to count for my postaweek2011. You can go to VanessaBrightsite.com to read it!