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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...
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...
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO MEDIATION

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO MEDIATION

“Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” was a groundbreaking movie focusing on an interracial love story. Who were the suburbanite parents expecting their daughter to bring home to dinner in this 1967 movie?  Unmet expectations make for a great story, but they do not make for...
Do Your Homework – Get to Know Your Mediator

Do Your Homework – Get to Know Your Mediator

That mediation is usually a quicker, more efficient, and cost-effective alternative to litigation is widely accepted by lawyers. But what many lawyers may not know is that the skills of mediators – especially in Missouri – can vary to a significant degree. So, if...
What to Expect During Virtual Mediations

What to Expect During Virtual Mediations

At the start of 2020, very few people knew much about – let alone utilized – online meeting platforms such as Zoom. But the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdowns it brought worldwide changed all that. Seemingly overnight, business as well as private individuals were...