June 27, 2019

I agree with the prior post, we do not arrive at a place in life as a blank slate. Our genetics and our aggregated experiences color our outlook on life and how we reflexively react to a situation. Some of the lessons from those experiences fade over time. Some leave a...

June 27, 2019

Responsibility in divorce lies not with your spouse, your lawyer, the system or anyone other than you.

June 27, 2019

I've exhausted myself at work, home and here this week. But one thing struck me today, so I will note it and then take a couple days off from everything. Vanessa and I each had court today and Felix was out of camp recuperating from an ear infection. He tagged along wi...

June 27, 2019

Today, we look at certain things with a fresher pair of eyes than we did just 20 or 30 years ago. Whether it is race, gender, religious tolerance, human sexuality or the benefits of eating healthy saturated fats - we have been moving (haltingly at times) toward (hopefu...

June 27, 2019

There is a crisis in this country. I am not the first, only or last to note it. People are angry and also afraid. I am not going to choose sides here (I do that elsewhere and in other more private ways). As such, nothing that I say should be taken as a brief in favor o...

June 27, 2019

Yesterday, Vanessa, Felix and I arrived home in Chicago after a Christmastime week in London and a New Year’s Eve in Munich. It was our second “international” coparenting vacation (assuming one counts Canada as a foreign country). During this time, we shared with you a...

June 27, 2019

JFK once said a "rising tide lifts all boats." JFK didn't actually hatch that phrase. It was borrowed by him, via Ted Sorenson, from an east coast chamber of commerce that first deployed the aphorism. Nonetheless, it is a pithy locution and an appealing statement that...

June 27, 2019

Tomorrow, I am traveling to Washington, D.C. for a hearing, and next week, I am on trial in two very contentious cases. I had not intended to write anything here for a few days - but this morning I came across a piece in the BBC that got me thinking. The article remind...

June 16, 2019

A few days ago, ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir interviewed a group of children and asked each of them to describe their dad in one word. “Funny,” “cool,” and “amazing” were a few of the responses. I turned to Felix and asked him to describe his Dad in one wor...

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