Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lessons from a Four Year Old

Grace gave me another good lesson today. Out of the blue she said "Daddy, I like being a girl. I really like myself." I am in awe of her natural self-confidence and it is something I need to strive for myself.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

St. Thomas More

I attended a meeting today of the St. Thomas More Society, which is a group of Catholic lawyers that meets monthly to discuss faith and the law. It may surprise many people that some lawyers are actually concerned about the morality of their daily actions. I really enjoy the dynamics of the group and discussing the struggle of living our faith in the "real world." We also recite a great prayer, which is as follows:

St. Thomas More Prayer

Lord, grant that I may be able in argument,
Accurate in analysis,
Strict in Study,
Candid with clients,
And honest with adversaries.

Sit with me at my desk,
And listen with me to my client's plaints,
Read with my in my library,
And stand beside me in court,
So that today I shall not,
In order to win a point,
Lose my soul.

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Little Assistant

I recently sent a mailing to make some great announcements about my firm. Some of you may notice that the stamp on your letter was quite crooked. I apologize for the unprofessional appearance, but my assistant (who insisted on helping me) is 4 years old.