Everyone Is Suffering

Everyone Is Suffering

This past week, a friend of mine committed suicide. It was not expected or anticipated in any way. If you had asked me to rank people on a scale of least likely to most likely to kill themselves, he would have been at the bottom of the list. By all outward appearances...
Worry a Lot

Worry a Lot

Good lawyers sometimes have trouble sleeping. They wake up in the middle of the night, their mind racked with some minute detail of a transaction. Thoughts swirling about the deposition tomorrow morning. Second guessing the discovery response they filed that...
Conquering Small Talk Anxiety

Conquering Small Talk Anxiety

A couple weeks ago I had two separate new law grads email me asking about networking. I spent about 30 minutes or so talking on the phone with each of them. (Yes, I gave them my number and took time out of my day to speak with them.) They were having problems with the...
Allegory Of The Long Spoons

Allegory Of The Long Spoons

The following is a brief allegory, told from a Jewish perspective. Initially I heard it as a Buddhist lesson. I’m sure there are variations of the tale across many religions, it’s message so universal. Rabbi Haim of Romshishok was an itinerant preacher. He...