23 04, 2008

The Bird

By |2008-04-23T21:02:11+00:00April 23rd, 2008|Life|0 Comments

When I was 10, a bird flew into the sliding glass door next our dining room, as my family and I were eating dinner. As we ran to see what had happened, we saw the poor thing sprawled out on the patio. My Mom suggested that we pray for it. We all closed an eye [...]

20 03, 2008

The Cleanse

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00March 20th, 2008|Life|0 Comments

3 weeks ago, I started a cleanse.  It wasn't a diet.  It wasn't a weight loss program.  What it was: a detoxifying of my insides and a re-adjustment of my fruit and vegetable eating habits.  I'm finished. I became interested when the guys at the gym were talking about the "cleanse" and how great they [...]

26 02, 2008

Why I am not a Litigator

By |2008-02-26T10:54:47+00:00February 26th, 2008|Law, Life|0 Comments

How long does a lawsuit take?  Consider the March 1989 crash of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker, which sent 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska. The outrage was immediate, and five years later, a federal jury hit Exxon with an unprecedented $5 billion in punitive damages. [...]

21 02, 2008

Ski Week with a C

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00February 21st, 2008|Life|0 Comments

This week was SKI week for my kids' school.  Instead it was SICK week at the Marcus house.  I spent a considerable amount of time pretending to be Florence Nightengale to my wife and three kids (pictured, left, in a delightful, not-sick, state).  We hit the mattresses pretty hard.  Each member of the family required [...]

16 02, 2008

4 Phone Calls

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00February 16th, 2008|Life, Lists|0 Comments

Today, I could not access my site and some weird stuff was going on. I suspected the worst...that I had been hacked. I made 4 phone calls. Dane Sanders He is a smart guy, who is easy to contact, and is eager to help. Plus, he is a Pastor, and it never hurts to have [...]

11 02, 2008

People are Good

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00February 11th, 2008|Life|0 Comments

Every night, as I exit the parking lot where I work, I have to make a right turn.  Because of road work, I have to wait for a car to let me into the line.  Often, those cars have been backed up for 2-3 signal cycles.  Inevitably, a good citizen will slow down and wave [...]

18 12, 2007

The Public Trust

By |2017-05-29T04:57:25+00:00December 18th, 2007|Law, Life|0 Comments

When it rains, it pours. I don't remember ever learning about, discussing, or understanding the Public Trust.  However, this week it has been referenced three times. The Public Trust is the notion that the public has a certain confidence in the powers and decisions that reside with government officials...a trust that "they" will do what [...]

25 11, 2007

‘Tis the Season

By |2007-11-25T20:18:05+00:00November 25th, 2007|Law, Life|0 Comments

While I was putting up some Christmas lights today (we're going with the "less is more" approach), I was wondering if there were any laws regulating the use or abuse of lights during the Holiday season. Apparently, in California, there are no restrictions against Christmas lights, as long as you don't live in San Diego [...]

11 11, 2007

Veteran’s Day

By |2007-11-11T20:38:21+00:00November 11th, 2007|Life|0 Comments

Tomorrow, our country will celebrate Veteran's Day...a day to thank and remember those who have served in any of the branches of our military. Today, our church recognized and applauded the 20 or so Veterans who were present at the service. It was a lengthy applause...appropriately so. My Dad is a veteran. He was drafted [...]