Financial Wiz

When I was little, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ would air once a year on TV, usually on a Saturday night. My buddy, Pearl, and I would alternate sleeping over at one another’s homes to watch. We would stay up too late, eat lots of sugar, get freaked out by the flying monkeys, and get very […]

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Right on Track

While channel surfing the other night, I came across ‘Stand By Me,’ the classic ‘80s coming-of-age movie directed by Rob Reiner and based on the novel by Stephen King. The flick is set in 1959 in rural Oregon, and is about four 12-year-old buddies who go looking for a local boy who has been missing […]

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About Time

My daughter is away at her first year of college, and I miss her terribly. That’s why when she comes home for the weekend, I get as much out of every moment with her as possible. She came last weekend, which was awesome. We went out for sushi, went for a walk, and watched about […]

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Trans-Atlantic Issue

Well, it’s an election year again this year, and some campaigns have already started slinging mud at their opponents. While this is a longstanding American tradition, apparently, we’re not alone. Emmanuel Macron, president of France, is expected to run for re-election. In recent months, messages have multiplied on social media claiming that Macron’s wife, Brigitte, […]

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No Such Thing as a Home Game?

Last fall, the Chicago Bears announced that the team signed a purchase agreement for Arlington Park, a suburb about 30 miles northwest of the Windy City. The team had been trying to renegotiate its lease with the city for their longtime home at Soldier Field, which expires in 2033. If the two sides can’t agree […]

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Crime Ring

My buddies and I began playing softball in the Kimberly Recreation Association in 1992. Sponsored by our office, the Legal Eagles were considered the Atlanta Braves of the KRA – while we made multiple appearances in the championship game during the 1990s, we were only able to come away with one title in 1995. Despite […]

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Elf on Ice

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, most judge’s decisions are relatively dry. But once again, a judge’s recent ruling is anything but boring. Judge Robert Leonard issued a holding last month to help parents during the busy, stressful holiday season. Leonard, Superior Court Judge for Cobb County, Georgia, which is located about 20 miles […]

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Cranch Time

The last time we had recess when I was in school was in 6th grade. I loved recess. Some of the girls played hopscotch or jumped rope. Some of the boys played tag or catch. But the rest of the 6th graders played one massive game of dodgeball. We would play with as many rubber […]

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Maybe Dictators Aren’t All Bad

This spring my son wanted to play a sport. He tried tennis, but after a few practices, he decided it wasn’t his thing. His buddy then suggested he give lacrosse a try. When he came home from his first practice, I asked him how it went. He replied, “You get to run around and hit […]

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More Robes than Ric Flair

Last week I wrote about a bill introduced by Democratic legislators that would propose to expand the Supreme Court from 9 justices to 13. While this seems like an unprecedented move, it is certainly not the first time the number of justices on the Supreme Court fluctuated. While many people assume the number of justices […]

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