Fine Print

In my career, I’ve probably read over 10,000 legal documents, such as wills, trusts, contracts, offers to purchase, briefs, motions, petitions and court orders. That’s why, after a long day, I like to sit on my comfy loveseat and read things like comic books or Star Wars novels. But even in my free time, I […]

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What’s New Pussycat?

2020 was a tough year. The pandemic shut the world down – we couldn’t go anywhere or do anything. Then, this summer, we got a brief respite when the vaccine arrived. It was short lived, however, as the Delta variant caused us to put our masks back on. One of the things that helped us […]

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Delayed Delivery

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Many people believe this is the official motto of the U.S. Postal Service. In fact, the quote comes from ‘The Persian Wars’ by Herodotus, who wrote about the diligence of Persian mounted postal couriers […]

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Show Me the Money!

I am a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which, so far, is comprised of 23 films. The standalone movies all reference one another, yet they tie together to tell a grand over-arching story. In addition to the movies, the Disney+ streaming service currently has three TV shows that are woven into the MCU […]

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Low Pay Scale

Dwight Howard was on a hot streak. The NBA star just won a championship with the L.A. Lakers. He followed that up by signing a $2.5 million guarantee contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, a young but talented team that many predict will go far in the Eastern Conference playoffs. In the offseason, Howard lives in […]

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Baseball’s Back – Guaranteed!

The pandemic has been difficult for so many reasons, but it appears that a little bit of normalcy will be returning this summer – Major League Baseball! When the pandemic first hit, MLB suspended its season. Since then, team owners and the players’ association had been trying to negotiate the terms of a shortened season. […]

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Ticket Gut-Punched

Like many families during the pandemic, we haven’t been able to attend several events we were looking forward to. My daughter’s spring choir concert was canceled, and her production of the musical ‘Chicago’ was postponed. If they reschedule the show later this year, any previously purchased tickets will still be honored. While the Kimberly High […]

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The Price is Wrong

As a kid, I loved the movie, ‘War Games.’ Released during the height of the Cold War, it starred Matthew Broderick as David Lightman, a computer whiz. Bored, David successfully hacks into a video game company’s computer which asks him the movie’s tagline: “Do you want to play a game?” David plays ‘Global Thermonuclear War’ […]

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Not Getting the Band Together

One of my favorite all-time movies is ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation.’ The flick follows Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold and his family on their cross-country adventure to Walley World amusement park. Clark’s hijinks and his family’s bad luck are all accompanied by Lindsey Buckingham’s classic song, ‘Holiday Road.’ Buckingham broke through as a singer and guitarist in […]

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Movie Melting Pot

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the prominence of the #MeToo movement at the Academy Awards and the resurrection of death and disgrace clauses in acting contracts and insurance policies. Well, death and disgrace clauses weren’t the only contractual provisions highlighted at the Oscars. During her acceptance speech for the Best Actress award, […]

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