July 27, 2013

A Catholic Judge Meets the Eternal Judge

Judge GavelI can remember it like it was yesterday — my first hearing before a judge that involved a significant legal issue.  I was 26 years old, and it was during my first year of practicing law (1983).  The day before the hearing, I received a telephone call from John Mathers, the attorney I was renting an office from.  He was out of the state on business and wasn’t going to be back in time to attend the hearing.  He asked me to cover the hearing for him, told me where I could find the file, and explained the issues in the case.

May 18, 2013

A Lesson from Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3Last weekend, I saw Iron Man 3 with Georgette and two of our daughters.  Iron Man 3 is the seventh installment of the Marvel Comic Universe of movies that includes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Avengers.  The lead character in the Iron Man series is Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), a self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist.