Category Perspective

Someplace arctic

Ten hour flight to San Francisco on an ancient United Airlines plane. “It’s being retired next week,” the flight attendant cheerily announced.  No personalized entertainment screens. No power station at the seats.  And halfway through they replaced the action movies with cat videos. I kid you not. So I got a ton of work done, […]

Resilience

Let’s say you were chopped to the ground, uprooted, flown across the Atlantic, and buried in foreign soil.  How long would it take before you dusted yourself off and pressed on with your life?  As you think about your answer, please consider that it has taken my shamrock less than a week (see the story). […]

Changing perspective

I felt a bit blue tonight.  Work has been really intense lately. I closed a major deal on Friday which should have many that I could finally relax a minute this weekend. Only I’m so far behind on a number of other important projects that I had to jump right back in. After working through […]

Priorities 

When you’ve just moved in and don’t have dishes, bed linens or toilet paper, the first thing to get is a jar of lilies and a mobile.

Party at the Freer

Tonight was the annual welcome reception for associates who joined the firm during the past year.  All the new associates are flown in from our various offices around the world, and we throw a fancy party for them and a selected group of older lawyers — mostly the senior “important” people and younger people with […]