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Finis.

I think it’s time. I’ve got two trials coming up next month and once those are done I’m pretty much down to my last file. I don’t think I can afford to wait anymore on new work. It doesn’t look … Continue reading

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The Albatross Around My Neck . . .

Is beginning to smell. Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, … Continue reading

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On Loose Ends and E&O Liabilities . . .

My former law firm has officially lifted its leg and pissed all over me. I found out that my appearance is in a federal case that one of my partners – the one who has barricaded herself in her house … Continue reading

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Hold On Tight, Here We Go

Lunch with my MP (managing partner, not Member of Parliament) went much as planned.  I am not on track for the year.  The firm is subsidizing me.  I need to get my numbers up.  I need to get more work.  … Continue reading

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If You Want to be Happy, Practice Compassion. – The Dalai Lama

I would like to thank those who’ve read my blog recently, and especially those who’ve had such kind words for me.  The fact that people have read my story is very healing on some level.  I have been so angry over … Continue reading

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No, I’m Not Dead Yet

Just thinking about it all the time. A collections agency person called me several times at work today.  He made sure to let the receptionist know why he was calling.  He represents the good people at Sallie Mae who haven’t … Continue reading

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Belle Jar

I think the time comes when you have to admit to yourself that the invitations have gone out and you didn’t get one.  You will not be the belle of the ball.  You’re not even going to the ball. That … Continue reading

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I’m Almost Out of Ativan

And I don’t have a refill.  Getting more will probably necessitate some serious groveling and pleading at the feet of my shrink, who is currently on vacation anyway.  So I will need to start managing my stress the old-fashioned way.  … Continue reading

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Survival of the Saddest

I believe that depression is an evolutionary artifact.  Perhaps hundreds of years ago, the men and women most likely to survive were the ones who could effectively shut down in response to environmental stressors.  So when plague was rampant, the people … Continue reading

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Mr. Updike’s Sacred State

I spent my morning preparing a claim to file in my old law firm’s bankruptcy.  Well, that’s not wholly accurate.  I had trouble getting myself out of bed, because really, what’s the point, anyway, and then I sat in the office coffee … Continue reading

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