Monthly Archives: October 2014

Once Upon A Time. . . .

Once upon a time in Portland, Oregon there was a small law firm located in a refurbished building near the downtown core.  I was first introduced to this firm while a partner in the Seattle firm in which I began my … Continue reading

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The Relentless Grip Of An Undead War

The Vietnam War has been much on my mind of late.  Being of a certain age, it is a continuing subject of interest even if it seems tired and trite to those much younger.  And now I find that I … Continue reading

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Navigating the Sludge of Incompetence

Warning:  What follows is a bit of a rant.  If you aren’t prepared for a rant yet this morning (or whatever time of day it may be in your part of the world), go have a cup of coffee or … Continue reading

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The Blessings of an Early October Day

It is early October in Humptulips County, and the trees have yet to begin turning color in earnest.  Our neighbor’s birch tree is the only tree in the neighborhood to have already undressed for winter.  It was in a hurry, as if a narcissist wishing … Continue reading

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Ruminating on the Virtues of Pure Cussedness

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated … Continue reading

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