Going, Going, Gone to Court

Now that my kids are teenagers, they can appreciate some of the classics movies I enjoyed growing up. Once such hit is ‘Major League,’ the ‘80s movie about the hapless Cleveland Indians and their magical run to the World Series. At the end of the movie, Indians’ catcher Jake Taylor tells New York Yankees’ slugger […]

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Upon Further Review…

When I was in high school, my buddies and I would always watch Saturday Night Live. I’ll never forget a sketch starring John Goodman as NFL Referee Bill Pitman, who hosted a weekly talk show. Referee Pitman would field questions from the studio audience, such as “Are you legally blind or completely blind? Like, are […]

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Fishy Situation

Several years ago, my kids took a summer school course called River Studies. They learned about fish and other aquatic life native to the Fox River and Lake Winnebago. The kids also learned how to fish. While I was quite adept at Rapala Pro Bass Fishing on the Nintendo Wii, I was never a huge […]

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Pay to Play

When I was in high school, one of my best friends, Timmy, did a favor for a classmate of ours. She was on the pom pon squad and she also did a little modeling on the side for local companies’ Sunday newspaper ads, such as Prange Way. The summer before our senior year, she was […]

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Photo-bomb

This year our family went to San Francisco over Spring Break. We made some truly awesome memories: we visited Alcatraz, we went to Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, we rode on trolleys and we spent an unbelievable day with my cousin by taking a boat ride on the bay followed by dinner at her yacht […]

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School’s Out Forever!

Last month my buddy, Jon, and I visited Riverview Middle School in Kaukauna on Career Day to talk about how to become a lawyer. We explained that after graduating from high school and then college, you need three years of law school. To get admitted, however, you need to take the Law School Admissions Test. […]

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A Litany of Booze

Well, now that the Badgers have been bounced in the first round of the NCAA tournament, I can focus my sports attention elsewhere. The Milwaukee Bucks have been exciting to watch this year, as they won the Central Division for the first time since 2001 and currently have the best record in the NBA. As […]

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Foul Play

This year, I again have the privilege of helping coach my 8th grade son’s basketball team.  The boys are learning a lot and giving it their all.  But during just about every stoppage of play, one of the players complains about being fouled and the ref didn’t call it. I say that referees are human […]

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Strictly Symbolic

In law school, one of my best friends and roommates was Carl. He is originally from Virginia and got his undergraduate degree from UVA. Throughout law school, we obviously had many intense discussions over which collegiate athletic conference was superior – the Big Ten (clearly) or the ACC. Carl is very proud of his roots […]

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