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The character of Berlin

When I got to Berlin, I quickly felt at home. Seriously, Berlin is a lot like Portland. First of all, it’s very green. There are many parks, and trees grow throughout the city. I’m sure if I had stood on a hill overlooking the city from one side, I would have seen more greenery than […]

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First time traveling to Europe

I knew before I left for Europe that Germany and France are my inherited motherlands. My father’s side of my family is German descent and my mother’s is French. Ok, technically, we found out mom’s side is French Belgian, but essentially, that side is French. I didn’t try to seek out any possible family. Maybe […]

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A Lot of Answers Gush Forth

We arrived on the morning of the fourth day, October 1, 2015. We gathered in our waiting as we had all the other mornings. We waited as we had waited before. It wasn’t long, though, when the bailiff brought us back into the court room. We all sat down in our chairs and waited for […]

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Testimony That’s Like Pulling Teeth

At the end of the second day, the plaintiff called their witness. He was a trial attorney with over 20 years experience. Of course, he supported the interpretation that the arbitration clause was sound and should have been followed. The plaintiff also walked through several other possible interpretations and previous cases namely to establish what […]

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Home Sweet Home…Broken

By the end of the first day and into the second day of jury duty, we learned a lot about the prior case that brought us to this dispute of claimed “attorney negligence.” A home owner couple sought financial relief from the home builder after finding some decently significant problems with their newly built home. […]

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The Case of the Selected Jurors

Selection took nearly a whole day. When I entered the court room, I joined about 60 other people on mildly tolerable wooden benches. The first twelve sat in the jury box. At first, there were some general questions asked of all of us. They were things like, “will this be a hardship for anyone?” No […]

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Getting the Call to Jury Duty

I actually don’t mind jury duty. I don’t want to be away from work for several weeks doing it. However, I find it fascinating that neighbors judge the final verdict in a case. It’s a system many people fought for, some of whom died for, and now, we must honor it by adding our own […]

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Sporadic Updates

I am working on some creative writing projects offline, so I will be blogging pretty sporadically. I hope to return to blogging and share more about digital and natural discoveries as well as some other life stories.

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Restarting My Blog…Soon

After more than 2 years of silence, it’s about time I restarted my blogging. I plan to post “blog essays” where I will do small series of posts around a theme. I’m excited to do this kind of chapter by chapter discussion around more complex topics. I’ve learned a lot about what content strategy is […]

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Happy New Year (Blog is on Hiatus)

I’m putting the blog on hiatus, so I can bring a few new things to life this year. Tarot Readings I’ll be providing Tarot readings this year, and would love to have you come on by for one. Take a look at my page and sign up for a reading! Tarot readings – read more […]

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