Archive of ‘Diary’ category

Lessons from Grampa

Back in September, my 77 year-old grandfather died in his sleep after a protracted illness and I did not mourn. Of course I was sad and there was an occasional tear here and there but for the most part, I did not possess the emotional bandwidth necessary to process my feelings in the traditional way. […]

Dell Conversations (avec moi) at SXSW ’12

An oldie, but I just realized I never posted this here. At SXSW earlier this year, Dell asked inspired thinkers what they would do if they had the power to do more. I was one such thinker and here’s my response. You can view more Dell Conversations at:  

So I guess people liked our SXSWi panel…

I presented at South by Southwest Interactive on Sunday, March 11. The session was entitled Stand with Planned Parenthood: A Crisis Response. Felt really good to impart some useful info to the crowd. As any SXSW attendee can tell you, it’s easy to get stuck in a crappy panel with sub-par presenters so I’m glad we […]


If you’ve read any of my posts while I was prepping for the NY bar exam (see below), you know that I was having a crazy time studying and working full time. I had tons of emotions flowing through me and nothing let up – not work, BarBri (my prep course), or the demands of […]

Role Reversal: paying mom an allowance

My momma keeps asking me for money and I’m pissed. For the past several months, my mother has called me up and asked me to send her some money for various things ranging from minutes for her pre-paid cell phone to cash for cigarettes. It’s gotten to the point where I see her name pop […]

Countdown to the NY Bar III

I’m going to be bitching in this post. You’ve been forewarned. 34 days (839 hours or 5,0367 minutes) until the July Bar Exam. This is the worst. It’s not like it cannot be done. Obviously it can be done or else there wouldn’t be a grillion lawyers walking around out there. It’s not even about whether […]

Countdown to the NY Bar II

So where are we now? There are 46 days (that’s 11o4 hours or 66269 minutes) and a number of seconds until I sit for the NYS Bar Exam. Three weeks into Barbri, several subjects down (Torts, Agency/Partnership, NY Practice, Constitutional Law) and currently reviewing Contracts/Sales. It hasn’t gotten any easier and I expected that to […]

Countdown to the NY Bar I

There are 59 days, 11 hours, 40 minutes and 23 seconds until I sit for the New York State Bar Examination. Until then, I will spend every day studying. This is normally a difficult and stressful time for anyone preparing for the bar but I feel like I’m running the race with gorilla on my […]

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