Category Archives: Musings

Things of interest and law practice stories.

A Bit Player – Civil Rights Movement

The late 1960’s and early 1970’s was a time of turmoil in our country.  Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where I was City Attorney from 1969 to 1972, was no exception. The Civil Rights Act of 1966 established a framework for civil … Continue reading

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SAVING GOONEYBIRD – A LOST QUAKER PARROT

I am blessed with a wealth of beautiful and specular birds in my backyard due to an abundance of trees, bushes, and flowers. Last week while I was practicing my tai chi early in the morning, I saw a beautiful … Continue reading

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Fighting For Your Clients

Lawyers are expected to fight for their clients. That is the mantra drilled into your head starting the first day of law school. The American legal system is an adversarial system based on the premise that lawyers on opposite sides … Continue reading

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The Mayor from Missouri with a photographic memory

When I was a teenager I remember stories about my neighbor across the street, an elderly gentleman who was able to remember and repeat everyone railroad car number as the train traveled by on the railroad track. Well I have a … Continue reading

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Are blueberries good for your brain?

  An article in the January 2011 edition of Scientific American Mind, “Your Brain on Blueberries” suggests that compounds in blueberries – known as flavonoids – improve “… memory, learning and general cognitive function, including reasoning skills, decision-making, verbal comprehension and … Continue reading

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