Tag Archive | reflections

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 […]

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!

What I learned from writing a book

I’ve finished my book AGAIN.   What I mean by that is that I just completed another cover-to-cover revision of my book.  I’ve stopped trying to explain the concept to my non-writer friends because whenever I say I’ve finished a revision they immediately ask – ‘so what’s left to do before you upload it?’  (I’m self-publishing) […]

Take a Moment

I’ve always been told that Europeans really know how to relax.  Too bad we don’t.  Americans always seem to be on a tear to see how many activities we can cram into one day or one week or one lifetime.   Life is made up of small moments.  A great meal that two weeks later makes […]