I've been practicing law for almost thirty-five years and writing novels for five. These two preoccupations converged in my novel Division, about a quarter of which takes place in a near-future courtroom. (It's handy setting a legal matter in the future: you can tweak the rules more that way. . . .) Even before Division, however, I was finding ways to use my law background in my writing career. In April 2012, I wrote a series of guest blog posts for Indies Unlimited called…Continue
Post Monday Muse summary of provisions of Ohio law establishing position of state Poet Laureate.
As I have been sick and not online, I could not post the remainder of the past week's pieces. Here they are:
Thought for the Day …Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 19, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments
Do a favor for someone without being asked to do it. And don’t expect anything in return.
See and feel how different it feels from being indifferent or even cold to another.…Continue
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New guidelines should improve the health and safety of children in the classroom and potentially reduce the number of child abuse claims involving students and teachers.
'Teacher Misconduct: The Prohibition of Teachers' was published on January 17th by the Department for Education on behalf of the National College for…Continue
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I was thinking of horseshit this morning. Back in Portugal when I was a child there was plenty of horseshit on the streets from mules walking old farmers home after a long day. Today I almost felt like I could smell it.
I am in America now, in a town made safe by politicians and law enforcement. Children were crossing the torn up streets, blocked off on all ends by police barriers today, because tomorrow will emerge better streets, and better roads mean…Continue
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My latest for Medium is "On Go Topless Day, a look at topless activism and the law" (subtitle: "Should women defend our right to bare our breasts in public?") and I will once again ask that if you like it, click "recommend" at the bottom. I hope this piece leads to more writing for them, and the recommends help. The article is about today being Go Topless Day, women who've been arrested for going topless , and a look at topless…Continue
Added by Rachel Kramer Bussel on August 25, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments
I've posted a new poem: "A Matter of Opinion".
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-The idea of “ Unwrap your present” popped into my mind , because I do consider life as a gift and I wanted to share this gift with anybody interested in living a fuller…Continue
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Have you ever considered the present to be life s most precious gift to you?
Why do you think the „present „is called „ present“?
Simply because it is truly the Universes most precious gift to you. What we call the now, the momentum is all you ever have, from your…Continue
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“How can you write legal procedurals when you’re not a lawyer?” she demanded.
“I sleep with one,” I…Continue
Added by Rebecca Forster on July 1, 2012 at 8:43pm — No Comments
It’s a hard thing to want something, and I mean really want something, with all of your heart, and every bit of your being. So much so you can barely contain the elation in your voice when you talk about it, nor the flutter in your belly attesting to both extremes of excitement and apprehension. You find yourself struggling to keep the knot in your throat from rising just thinking about it, dreaming on it.
Yup, desire can do that to you.
Twenty years of…
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Excerpted from 5/31/11 Blog Radio Talk Show A Fine Time for Healing , How to Attract What You Want in Life: Gratitude and Abundance
We cannot possibly realize the immense power that comes from our thoughts. What we focus…
Added by Randi Fine on July 13, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments
Today the Supreme Court sounded the death knell for Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the class action lawsuit accusing Wal-Mart of paying and promoting women less than similarly- or less-qualified men. To protect corporations from having to do more to prevent gender discrimination than pop a few politically correct paragraphs into the employee handbook, the Supreme Court resorted to a belabored procedural argument that incentivizes corporations to do as little as possible to prevent discrimination.…Continue
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