Truth & Tolerance

Paris and the rest of the world was rocked by the violence at Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper that printed a cartoon caricature of the Prophet Mohammed this past week. Islamic terrorists shot and killed twelve members of the newspaper staff all in the name of defending the Prophet’s honor. The printing of such …

This Week in History

This week the world took time to remember two events of historical significance. The impacts of both of these events are still felt in the world today. One is a triumph of democracy over tyranny. The other is a triumph of tyranny over democracy. The first event was D-Day. Seventy years ago this week, allied …

Thoughts on Florida v. Zimmerman

Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman were two men from the same coin. Both men felt the need to define their masculinity beyond their character. One sought to define his masculinity through his fists. The other sought to define his masculinity through a gun. Tragedy was bound to happen when you have both kinds of men …

Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY Today is the day we have the opportunity to remember those who have died in battle under our country’s flag. For some this day is very poignant because they have lost a loved one in battle, whether it was WWII, or Korea, or Vietnam, or the Gulf Wars, or even in Afghanistan. But …

Books, Pen, and Paper

At noon he burneth the earth, and who can abide his burning heat? Sirach 43:3 After several days of no power, cable, internet or, in some cases, even cell phone service, it was good being from the books and paper generation. Books, pens, and paper work all the time. No electricity or bandwidth needed. At the …

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Every lawyer I know seems to have their own writing style. Want to improve your writing skills, especially your legal writing? Take your time. This is the one common trait that will distinguish a good legal writer from a greater one. When I was much younger, a priest mentor at our Miami parish would always …

The Lawnmower and the Mercedes Benz

Why Cuba’s Transition Will Be Just Fine, No Matter What the DC Think Tanks Say A Miami friend sent us a photo he snapped recently in the parking lot of a popular Little Havana restaurant. Miami’s Versailles restaurant is a Cuban-American mecca for good Cuban soul food, politics, and wacky people and things such as …