Category Archives: Work

“Well . . . This is It”

Today was my last day at the first job I’ve worked since law school. And, I’d imagine, it was pretty typical of last days at work in offices all over the world. There were plenty of awkward goodbyes, a few sincere … Continue reading

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Working Out at Work: A Decent Way to Waste Time

As we’ve chronicled (or, more to the point, whined about ad nauseam) here at this blog, working in an office from 9 to 5—or 8:30 to 4:30, or 7:20 to 3:45, or whatever your particular schedule may be—can be rough. … Continue reading

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Then We Came to the End: A Book Review

After I read a good book, I Google it to see what the reviewers wrote. Ordinarily, I discover a general consensus. With Then We Came to the End, by Joshua Ferris, the critics diverged. Either they found it a great … Continue reading

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On the Pleasures of a New Pair of Socks on a Cold Winter Day

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that when it gets cold, one of the absolute worst things in the world is a pair of lousy, thin, holey socks. In this regard, I’m fortunate to have a decent … Continue reading

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Why Snow Days Only Get Better

At 4 pm yesterday—it was Martin Luther King Day, so we were both off work—Carolyn and I, after hearing that snow was in the forecast for Tuesday (today), started checking the weather updates. We got more obsessive as it got … Continue reading

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When Law School Means Something

For some law students, going to law school is about networking and honing the practical skills required to function as a lawyer. While these are important things to master if one wishes to, you know, become a lawyer, for me, … Continue reading

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My Solution(s) To My Work World Problems

Apparently, it’s no secret that my millennial generation is entitled. I’m sure my last blog post, had we any readers, would have caused many of them to shake their heads, stroke their chins, and mutter self-righteously about our entitled generation. … Continue reading

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I’m Done With The Work World

Aside from the almost three week long government shut down, I have now been working for almost three months. I don’t like it at all. It’s ironic, really, that I’m in this position. For years, my parents instructed me to … Continue reading

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A Commuter’s Journey

Tanner and I leave our apartment at 4:44 every morning. We blearily stumble down five flights of stairs and head to the train station. Thirteen minutes later, on the train platform (with Tanner on his way back to bed), I … Continue reading

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