How do we protect our kids?

Working in child protection presents its challenges for everyone involved.  Recently the NYT published an interesting take on how Child Protection Agency might anticipate problems and stop abuse and neglect. It’s a delicate balance between privacy rights, civil liberties, children’s safety and efficiently using the available resources to reach families in crisis.  Many states use algorithms to help, and this article demonstrates the concerns and efficacy of such practices.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/magazine/can-an-algorithm-tell-when-kids-are-in-danger.html

2018 tax bill and divorce

11 Questions to Ask Before Getting Divorce

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/fashion/weddings/11-questions-to-ask-before-getting-a-divorce.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0r

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Dress for Success

Recently both the NYT ( http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/26/fashion/office-fashion-uniforms.html?_r=0 ) and the NPR radio show, On Point, with Tom Ashbrook, ( http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2016/06/02/workplace-dress-code-fashion ) discussed the current trends with dressing for work.  It used to be easy for men:  a pressed dress shirt, a tie, a jacket, or a full suit for specific occasions.  For women, it has always been dicey.  When I graduated from […]

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So call me… definitely.

I keep getting notices regarding a CBA professionalism symposium, and although I do not plan on attending, I would hope they would cover at least my biggest pet peeve:FAILURE TO RETURN PHONE CALLS.  This is my blog, my chance to rant, and rant on I will about the lack of courtesy among attorneys who don’t […]

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A father’s wish, a daughter’s anguish.

All too often the care of our parents and loved ones leaves us somewhere between a rock and a hard place.  This article in the 9/26/14 New York Times  puts a human face on the tragedy that many families face when it comes to caring for a family member.  We need to work harder to […]

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What children of divorce need to know

Divorce is lousy for everyone. Even if it’s amicable. Even if it’s necessary. Divorce becomes much more complicated when children are involved, despite everyone’s best efforts. We all know someone who has gone through it as an adult, a child, and sometimes both.  Huffington Post linked this article via twitter– full of tweets from those […]

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The Tragedy of a Failed System

What makes a good parent?  When does it get to the point where parents should be denied access to their children?  And what do we do to break the cycle?  What do we as a society owe to keeping a family intact and helping someone struggling to become a better parent?  Every day I see […]

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Maintaining a family in the wake of divorce

Failure to see the forest through the trees– it’s always been one of my favorite adages. In other words, it’s easy enough to get bogged down in the minutiae of ending a marriage when a family is involved. There are so many details to work out, and parenting across a divide is never easy. When […]

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Attitude of Gratitude

I suppose one of the advantages of creating and contributing to a blog is the opportunity to spread one’s philosophy around – assuming, of course, that other people actually read the blog post! I am hopeful that someone will read this one since it’s all good, and pretty difficult to disagree with.  Gratitude is sometimes […]

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