fight or flight… and nowhere in between

“Oh Baltimore… Man, it’s hard just to live” – Nina Simone Every year that I lived in Baltimore, someone I knew got killed – yes, all seven years. Wrapped in my idealism, I concluded… Continue reading

home is where my habits have a habitat

I am grateful for space where I can be myself freely, express myself freely and be appropriately critiqued and molded into excellence, or a shadow of it, whatever and however excellence might mean… Continue reading

suffocating pragmatism becomes insensitivity… and then, you don’t belong here

For the past several months I’ve been acting as immigration advisor to my colleagues in criminal practice.  Though I’ve only been here a short time, somehow I’ve started to get cold calls from correctional… Continue reading

random thoughts on the R train to Astoria

thank God I didn’t get caught in the golf ball sized hail i should stop telling people NOT to go to law school. some people like torture. who am i to stand in… Continue reading

What is this thing… called AGAPE?

Yesterday, during a fairly unproductive day in the office (my job is to give advice to other lawyers. If they’re all on vaca, my work day is empty), I stumbled upon a conversation… Continue reading

Courtroom Meltdown

Some may have noticed my meltdown the other day (on Twitter). If you care, here’s what happened… I had met with a client in the holding cell area and I was begging him… Continue reading

lighten up. we’re all gonna die anyway

“lighten up. we’re all gonna die anyway.” I am tired of hearing this when I bring up someone else’s plight and oppression… This year, I tweeted while watching the Superbowl, enjoying commentary on the… Continue reading

Steward me baby!

“…Being a good steward over my finances is responsible, fulfilling and calming…”

I love you. Don’t call me

I look at my phone, and I notice I’ve missed calls from 5 people. Neither of them mention why they’re calling. Neither of them are sufficiently versed in technology to come find me… Continue reading

Why are we here, if not for each other?

“Provisions for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.” -Woodrow Wilson During the 10 weeks of recovery from foot surgery, my sense of self began to morph. I was challenging my identity… Continue reading