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on having something to say

My overriding fear, in terms of writing career aspirations, is that I actually have nothing to say. I visualize myself finally quitting...

on feeling small

The act of making someone feel small by criticizing or berating them is a heinous thing. I do not suffer from a lack of memories to draw...

ON punishment

There are moments I struggle to recall which century I live in. Moments like reading that South Carolina law makers have apparently voted...

on consistency

I am loathe to admit that consistency works. I despise that the drudgery of making myself get on the exercise bike 4 days a week, and...

on urgency

Nothing makes me so anxious to stop being a lawyer as when I read good writing. When I am transported into another place in my mind by...

on burnout

While I am certain that I am not meant to be a law firm lawyer, sometimes I find myself wondering whether my weariness of lawyering...

on fear

Over the past year, I have been terrified for my safety and the safety of my loved ones. Paradoxically, I have also never felt so safe. ...

on anger

Anger is not an emotion that I deal well with, either my anger or other people's anger. I am rarely truly angry. But today, today I am...

Post-debt life

On February 5, 2021, a mere 10 years and 6 months since I finished law school, and 17 years and six months since undergrad, my student...

On Surviving

This morning, I was reading a column from a man who was passing along advice given to him and his wife by a nurse when his wife was...