Tag Archive | postaweek2011

If you can’t do the time, then don’t do this…

Yesterday’s postaday topic was to describe the perfect crime. I can’t describe the perfect crime, but here are some “do’ s and don’ts ” gleaned from my years as a criminal defense attorney:     1. Don’t commit a crime with other people.  Nine out of ten defendants are “given up” by their co-conspirators.  If […]

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 […]

The Best Things in Writing are Free

The best things in life are free and so can it be with your writing tools.  A few years ago I discovered freeware.  Freeware is software that is available at no charge or an optional charge ( i.e. asking for donations ).  Being somewhat of a skeptic, it took me a while to trust freeware.  […]

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!

Don’t let it get away

Procrastinators such as myself let too many things slip away.  I let the day (Sunday) slip away before I wrote this post.  Thus, I come to you some time after midnight.  On the wordpress blog, there was a post (three days ago) about keeping up with good ideas.  I, like that blogger, keep a handy […]