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Month: January 2014

January 2014

Being the Best

This past November, our firm was voted “Best Divorce Attorney” in Omaha.  Pinnacle moment right?  Everyone strives to be the best.  Be their best.  Do your best.  Being the best is one of our prime societal values.  But what does it mean?  Does it mean that my mom voted more times than any other person?  Does it mean that our firm does divorce differently and people have noticed?  Does it mean that I “win” the most cases?  Does it mean I am the cheapest? *** We have a blog schedule.  As you readers know, Susan and I alternate every other
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Putting Away the Past

Tim was dying of AIDS. When my younger brother spoke a bit of advice to his know-it-all prone sister, I listened. We were sitting on the sofa in the living room of the Tudor style home. Between two children in grade school and a busy law practice, taking down the holiday decorations was a low priority. Tim looked around and ever so gently suggested it was time that the wreath and garland be tucked away for the next year. I remember feeling a mild wave of embarrassment wash over me, despite the loving way he so tentatively pointed out what
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He made the first step!

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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Clutter Control

I lost it.  I mean, I actually lost it.  Over Christmas, I lost gifts for my Dad that I had purchased months prior.  I then lost the family calendar I created after compiling photos and working on the project all year.  I ordered it, it arrived, I loved it and now I can’t find it.  Both things lost in the holiday clutter.  I hate clutter. So I went on a clutter control mission with a vengeance to locate the missing items. One thing lead to another and before I knew it I was on the floor in front of my
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New Year, New Do

If you woke up this morning bursting with enthusiasm about the year ahead and joyously recounting last night’s midnight champagne toast, congratulations. If you woke up this morning alone in your bed with the remote your only companion and potato chip crumbs pressed between your face and the pillow, congratulations. You see how you do or do not want your new year to look. When we notice how we are living our lives, we have the chance to create more of what we have that makes it joyful and meaningful.  We also have the chance to choose a course correction
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