#217 – Beaver Damn!

I’ve never performed as miserably taking a deposition as I did today. Then again, I’ve never seen a witness throw me off my game as thoroughly as the deponent did this morning. I arrived at opposing counsel’s office at 9:00 a.m. to depose Tracy Mathers, the plaintiff in a defective workmanship lawsuit against my client, the contractor who’d renovated her home. Though I didn’t recognize the plaintiff by name or appearance, I did think she looked vaguely familiar. The fact was she sported one distinctive feature reminiscent of someone I knew from my younger days.

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#219 – The Cream of the Crop

While I know reality competition shows exist for many fields, the only one I watch is American Idol. I’m always amazed at the vocally challenged individuals laboring under the delusion that they’re God’s gift to singing. Every season, I question why the loved ones of those talentless souls don’t slap them silly and inform them that they are not, and never will be, the next American Idol.

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#237 – The Measure of Happiness

A few weeks ago, I heard a radio segment on gauging happiness in a relationship. The host had devised a question to elicit his wife’s overall level of satisfaction in their relationship. Although I felt pretty confident in the solidity of my marriage, I liked the idea of certainty. Late yesterday afternoon, I finally summoned the nerve to ask Sophia.

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