Category Archives: News and politics

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE: A REVIEW

In his recent book The Body Keeps the Score, Dutch-born psychiatrist Besselvan der Kolk presents a comprehensive overview of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  It also describes the often-troubling history of modern psychiatry. Dr. van der Kolk is well equipped to understand … Continue reading

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BOOK REMINDER

REMINDER: Today, October 3rd, is the last day my book ON A RAINY NIGHT is available for free through Amazon Kindle.  

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CRITICAL PATRIOTISM

I’m here to talk about something I call Critical Patriotism.  We all know only too well that our government’s practices are often a far cry from the ideals we espouse as Americans. I have repeatedly witnessed gross injustice occur in … Continue reading

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A LAWYER’S CASEBOOK PROMO

For the past month, my book of fiction A LAWYER’S CASEBOOK has been for sale on Amazon Kindle.  The price has been $3.99. From Monday through Wednesday next week, May 13th through 15th, the book will be FREE.  To get … Continue reading

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LEGAL FICTION

A number of years ago I was inspired to write a book of short stories dealing with the legal system.  It would depict events in the lives of judges, lawyers and convicts: the people most effected by that system. In … Continue reading

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HISTORY

The tearing down of the Berlin Wall, occurring when I was in law school, was a major event.  Some people stupidly called it the end of history.  But history didn’t stop.  It remained in motion. Today the right wing is … Continue reading

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TO THE EMERALD ISLE

At the end of his book on Ireland, written in the 1970’s, Leon Uris commented that the Irish have no future. Sometime after that, I visited Ireland for the first time.  It was 1998, and the island was under the … Continue reading

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