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My Law School Reunion (& My Photo Face)

This past weekend was my 10th Law School Reunion. And though I didn’t feel it consciously, I think I was a bit anxious to go back. I mean, it’s been a decade. And a lot has changed in that time.…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Ivy & Beyond, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Law & Life After It

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What Is Success?

I am so tired. Recovering from an amazing and exhausting several days that included the Huffington Post’s Third Metric Conference, a Kindergarten party here, and my 10th Law School Reunion. They were days stuffed with friends old and new, wonderful…

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What Advice Would You Give Your 25-Year-Old Self?

Things were different when I was 25. I was in law school at Columbia. I was there not because I was particularly interested in the law per se, or practicing law one day, but because I loved school and felt…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, Ivy & Beyond, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Law & Life After It, Parenthood, The Fam, The Home Front, Uncategorized

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Parallel

I met Lauren Miller (then Lauren McBrayer) at Yale. Though she’s a bit younger, we were friends and had many friends in common and I always thought she was cool and smart. And she is. Fast-forward a few years. Lauren…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Ivy & Beyond, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Law & Life After It, READING LIFE

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My Interview on Bloomberg Law

I mentioned it a bit on Facebook, but I did an interview last week on Bloomberg Law about my transition from law to writing. Bloomberg’s Spencer Mazyck interviewed me for his wonderful Stealth Lawyer series and despite a bit of…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Law & Life After It, Online & Onscreen

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She Was My Age

I can’t stop thinking about this very sad story. It is the story of a BigLaw associate named Lisa Johnstone who recently died of an alleged heart attack while she was working from her California home on a Sunday. She…

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Lose Control

I just finished a gem of a book: Writing Down the Bones; Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg. Maybe its title sounds a bit hokey to you? (It did to me too.) No matter. I needed a little hand-holding…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Law & Life After It, WRITING, WRITING LIFE

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Being & Bleeding

Vocations which we wanted to pursue, and didn’t,
bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
Honore De Balzac
Sometimes, I wonder what it would be like if I was still practicing law. If I was still clicking away…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Law & Life After It, LIFE, Philosophy, WRITING, WRITING LIFE

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Ivy League Loser

We sit at our favorite table in the back of Alice’s Tea Cup, our favorite weekend breakfast spot. Per usual, the girls wear the sparkly fairy wings they were given on the way in. Their porcelain cheeks glisten with fairy…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Ivy & Beyond, Law & Life After It, The Fam, Yummy

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Wasted?

I am the product of an elite education. Dalton. Yale. Columbia Law.
The point of this post is not to remind you of my scholastic pedigree. No. The point is a lot more complicated. And decidedly more vulnerable. The point…

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