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EVERYDAY MIRACLES

EVERYDAY MIRACLES

My sister and I were roommates in Chicago back when we were both beginning our professional careers. To travel home to our small town in rural Missouri for a holiday was a seven-hour one-way drive; long, boring and made treacherous by winter weather. We drove...
RUNNING TO THE FIRE

RUNNING TO THE FIRE

While riding my bike on a tranquil bike path, I smelled smoke. The smell became stronger. Then I saw smoke–lots of it. Beyond some adjacent shrubs was a road with small businesses and one of those businesses was on fire. Smoke was billowing out of every window...
New FINRA Workshop Video

New FINRA Workshop Video

FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) invited me to join in their latest video geared help FINRA Arbitrators. I filmed from my dining room while my colleagues were in the recording studio and we demonstrated how seamless using ZOOM can be. Lots of...
CHRISTMAS SURPRISES

CHRISTMAS SURPRISES

] Do you remember Cabbage Patch Kids; sweet, soft baby dolls with the strange faces that were such a phenomenon back in the 80s?  My Christmas story involves my much younger sister’s fervent desire for a cabbage patch kid for Christmas.  I am so lucky to have a sister...
The Best of the Worst – To Zoom or to Mask?

The Best of the Worst – To Zoom or to Mask?

Attorneys are living in a virtual world these days, which includes mediating and arbitrating online. I have completed both mediations and arbitrations using ZOOM, but do we have an alternative? Well, one prudent alternative is to meet in-person in an adequately sized...