Over the weekend, I was able to channel the spirit of celebrated TV personality and astrologer Ms. Cleo. Here are the futures she revealed to me. Either that, or I had some bad fish. Aries- A mysterious message will appear on your voicemail instructing you to come to an undisclosed location by 7pm. You will arrive at location X, only to realize it was your wife calling you home to dinner. Taurus- Later this week, you will be surprised to receive a bill for 7…Continue Reading “Professional Horoscopes”

A few years ago, if you had approached me with any of these current pop-culture phrases: “I’m going to tweet my blog“, “I love to Twitter“, “I’ll put you in MySpace” or “I’m tagging you on the Facebook” … I’d say you were talking dirty to me. Today, these pass as normal business practice. Social media adds an intriguing yet enigmatic aspect to marketing a business. Can a website designed to facilitate a sorority girl’s narcissism, for instance, really be used to market a business?…Continue Reading “Social Media Meditation”

Kevin O’Keefe, Carolyn Elefant and others have been discussing legal conferences over the past few days. O’Keefe wants to see some changes, and Elefant raises practical concerns she feels make those changes unlikely. Having hosted our first legal conference just a few weeks ago, I can attest to the fact that the challenges Elefant raises in the comments are real. But that doesn’t necessarily mean accepting the status quo. I think we’ve all had experiences like those O’Keefe describes, sitting through dull or repetitive presentations…Continue Reading “The Future of Legal Conferences”

By A. Ronning Like a one-man Cajun funeral he stood before me. And with a mystical aura only possible through weeks of blatant disregard to basic hygiene and the concept of sobriety, he stole my heart. Doctor Love, as I later came to know him, reminded me that the best kind of happiness is never planned and, more importantly, is never complicated. You might even say it’s as simple ABC, 123, Do Re Mi. Let’s rewind. Last Friday afternoon, while many were mourning the death…Continue Reading “Happiness… “it’s easy as 1-2-3″”