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Friday
Jan112019

My Legal Career, Looking Back and Forward

It’s been about ten months since my last post. Time has just slipped away! After a while, I considered the possibility of just stopping altogether. I was moving toward retirement, had a 93-year-old mom to care for, and I was building a new home in Oregon. I thought my career was definitely in its final stages and I wanted to move into more creative pursuits. I have enjoyed my legal career and felt that I helped a few people along the way but I wanted to focus on photography and writing.

Last November I finally moved up to Oregon and life is much slower here. A lot less stress and people spend time talking to each other. It was a huge sigh of relief for me to be out of the crowds of Southern California, but as I slow down, I am thinking about what I want to do with my life. And “retirement” is not one of them. Given the fact that my mom has reached her mid-90s, when no one else in my family had done so, I thought I might consider how to fill up the extra years, if I am so lucky to live that long.

It’s not a time to retire. The name of my blogAn Appeal to Reason, says it all. Somehow, in the last few years we have departed from reason and it seems like a mad, crazy free-for-all. I guess I could have taken the approach that I am entitled to bow out of work and politics at this stage, but I think the world needs more people appealing to reason! Last year I made a commitment to be kinder to people in an effort to combat the hatred and anger that was prevalent. I hope someone noticed. I know I felt better, as though I were doing something to make the world a better place. Now, as everyone is gearing up for the 2020 elections, I think we all need to speak up. And vote!

So, because an appeal to reason as a mindset is so vital, I am back! I will be commenting on legal issues and current affairs. And since I am working on being an artist, I will include my photos to illustrate my posts.