Miscellaneous

My Favorite Woman. My Favorite Congresswoman. And Nancy Pelosi.

April 10, 2014 Miscellaneous
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The Most Promising Law Students Know Latin and Greek

April 9, 2014 Miscellaneous

My brother teaches classics at an inner city high school in Connecticut.  Just the other day he called me with a student on the phone.  Interested in a career in the law, the student wanted to know whether she should study business or political science.  I told her that her major did not really matter.  […]

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I Was Assaulted By Bill Clinton At A “Grip and Grin”

March 18, 2014 Miscellaneous

Years ago I tagged along with my wife to a fundraiser at which Bill Clinton was going to be available for a “grip and grin” photograph. Prior to going to the event, I had read that the Clintons, having endured thousands of receiving lines and photo opportunities, had developed a strategy for dealing with “clingers.”  […]

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No More Snow Forts

February 13, 2014 Miscellaneous

Thirty years ago my wife and I hustled across Key Bridge from Georgetown into Rosslyn so that we could hole up in my apartment during a major snowstorm.  Stopping at a grocery store on the way there, we did not see another human being for the next four days.  We were cocooning before anyone else […]

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Greetings from Sundance

January 25, 2014 Miscellaneous

My wife and I are in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.  It is the fourth time “festing” for Susan. She was here before in connection with The  Ghosts of Abu Ghraib and The Invisible War. And she came two other times for the skiing. But this is a first for me. We […]

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Same Person. Different Attire.

January 9, 2014 Miscellaneous
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It Is 8 Degrees Fahrenheit

January 7, 2014 Miscellaneous

It is 8 degrees Fahrenheit, and we have no heat on three floors of our new house. Our prime contractor realized he was in over his head and ran off with our money, leaving most of the planned work undone.  We had a brief standoff with the subcontractor, Neil Schoonover, who was halfway through installing […]

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First Robin: Musings From An Empty-Nester

January 6, 2014 Miscellaneous

Many years ago my sisters rescued a baby bird who had been separated from its nest during a storm.  Acting on the advice of our veterinarian neighbor, we fed peanut butter bread-balls into its open beak.  The redness of the little bird’s throat faded with every ball. Transforming himself from a jumble of spindly bone […]

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Koehler Law Open For Business in Maryland

October 17, 2013 Miscellaneous

I am now a member of the Maryland Bar.  Along with a certificate I received the other day in the mail was a note from the Clerk informing me that, unlike other jurisdictions, Maryland does not assign “bar numbers.”  Apparently, the Clerk’s Office gets a lot of calls about this.

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Loss

October 7, 2013 Miscellaneous

All here as should be. As to our sorrow, it would answer to have touched your hand, the living, or your sleeve, this button thoughtfully as you would do, or this one left undone. –GSK

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