Monthly Archives: April 2012

Nothing’s Perfect: The Mighty OJ

It’s been a while since I did a “Nothing’s Perfect” post, so when things came together in an interesting way last week, it seemed appropriate. Many years ago, even before we were married, Tess and I used to visit Crate … Continue reading

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Chocolate as an Economic Indicator?

Good chocolate is something to be prized.  I learned this early in life, because I had relatives in Canada (most of them) and when they visited, they brought things like Aero bars, which easily outclassed the best Hershey’s and Milky … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Franchise…The Evanescence of the Moment

Here’s an irony for you.  You all know that my self-conception is that of “mediator.”  But my day job, as musicians are wont to call it, is working at a law firm that handles Franchise Law (i.e., we register franchisors, … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World After All…

This is a true story.  It doesn’t have any major significance, but it’s a true story I’ve been thinking about telling for a few days, so here it comes. In my last year at the University of Minnesota, I was … Continue reading

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What Technology Could You Not Live Without?I

I got an invitation this morning from one of many groups to contribute to a discussion entitled “If you could name one piece of technology that you could NOT live without, what would it be?” Interesting.  So I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Why I Want to be a Mediator (it’s not the money)

OK.  I’ve spent $100,000 (give or take) to spend three years in law school.  Lawyers (when they can get jobs) make decent money, if not quit enough to match the dreams of avarice that seem to bring some students in … Continue reading

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