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Month: June 2013

June 2013

Uncharted Waters

On eve of the first day of a Texas summer, family members gathered in the late afternoon shade of the oak tree where the groom stood waiting. The petite bride in her vintage dress walked slowly toward him. At the first sight of her, there was no holding back his tears. Their faith in their future was evident. As June brides beam during this month of weddings, faith shines as vows are made without hesitation. Despite all of the uncertainty before them, couples courageously set forth into the uncharted waters of marriage. When we marry, we cannot know the myriad
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Brad – The Cycling Lawyer

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually entail. It was the ultimate “flextime,” in that it depended on how flexible we felt each day, given deadlines, distractions, and workaholic crescendos. Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and
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Daring a Dream

She was in her seventies when she went through her divorce.  She came to me with tears in her pale eyes and after having lived a lot of life to find out she was being traded in for a younger model.  She was married fifty years.  She is an amazing artist.  She is a successful mother after having raised up her two babies into adulthood.  She is the kind of woman that you know to listen to because when she talks the lines on the back of her hands and at the corners of her eyes show you the place
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Father’s Day – Make Every Moment Count

Susan and Angela are pleased to welcome their fellow attorney, Philip Katz, as Guest Blogger to give a Father’s Day perspective on the resilience of children and what matters most. He never came. I sat on the front steps waiting for him, kicking stones and examining my fingernails for what seemed like an eternity. My mother implored me to come inside, but I refused. Finally, as the sun disappeared into the distance, I retreated inside. He hadn’t come. Again. From age two to adulthood, I may have spent a year of time with my father, collectively. Today I am a
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Story Telling

“What does marriage mean to you?” she asked. Savoring our plate of gourmet cheeses and a bottle of red wine on a lovely spring evening, three women pondered the question inspired by approaching June weddings. Each of us had enjoyed long-term relationships with men we loved. One had been committed to her sweetheart for decades. Another wed young and now delighted in the details of her son’s upcoming wedding. I was the third. Married over 25 years and a divorce lawyer even longer. The author of Divorce in Nebraska, divorced and now widowed, I allowed an uncharacteristic pause before I
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