Holiday music is ubiquitous this time of year. It seems that every speaker within earshot of the public plays it all non-stop from mid-November through New Year’s Day. One song played frequently asks the musical question, “Do you hear what I hear?” Please permit me to stretch the meaning of the question a bit. Everyone has an internal dialogue, a private mental conversation with ourselves. The … [Read more...]
What Recovery Means to Me
This past Saturday morning, I received a Facebook message from Dan, one of my high school friends. He wanted me to know that he had seen my posts over the years about my recovery path. Inspired by the postings, he resolved to quit drinking. Saturday was his five-year sobriety date. Until that moment, I never knew the impact I had had on his life. Stories like this one are legion among the … [Read more...]
What can lawyers learn from Simone Biles?
I’ve never been an elite athlete like Simone Biles. I’ll never know what it is like to have the entire world watching me work, evaluating every move I make, analyzing every misstep. But I have been in situations where my actions had long-lasting impacts on my staff, employees, clients, and their families, where a misstep meant possible hardship in the lives of those depending on me. Like … [Read more...]