Park Row Fallout ⋅ 35

Midwest Attorney trying to navigate the waters of life

Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars.

Haruki Murakami

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One thing that hits me about living through unprecedented, meaning almost assuredly historic times in a digital age is… I’m worried the archaeologists were right. Back when I was in college and ...


Had to go into the office today. The good news is that I am the only one in the building so less risk. It is interesting, though. I hadn’t been to the County Seat for a while. The town where ...


4 days ago

Puppy in Reconstruction

Nala started this week with a limp and that limp seems to be getting worse but only towards the end of the day. Otherwise, she seems typically capable of her daily life. But for her deep lack o...


It is interesting. I hear a lot of people essentially screaming, “I AM TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT COVID!” And I get it. A meme I like says, “This month has been a hell of a decade!” We’re all loo...


Good News: One of the biggest professional worries we were facing stems from timing. According to the laws of the Nation and the State; there are specific deadlines required in any and all crim...


7 days ago

Bugger in Reconstruction

Can’t sleep. That is annoying. Bah! On the good news front: official “work from home” order. Which is helping me really set up a nice Home Office. Not to mention gives me the opportunity to...


7 days ago

Call It in Reconstruction

Call me a broken record, but I’m seriously reconsidering some things. The hate mail I was talking about? Is because I live in an Agriculture State so that the laws specifically treat Livestock N...


March 27, 2020

Here's an Update in Reconstruction

It is late… actually, not really but my sense of time lately is totally fucked up so for me- I’m saying it is late. After an entire week of telling my boss that we should all be working from home...


I know that Red State Sentiments should stop surprising me. I mean, I have lived in either Iowa or Nebraska since 1984. My father is a passionate die-hard conservative. My brother is a liberta...


March 25, 2020

Staving Off in Reconstruction

Okay… shit. Staving off depression is kind of hard in these times. Our country is being run by addle-brained homunculi who are about fifteen days away from announcing compulsory service in the ...


March 25, 2020

REPLY ALL in Reconstruction

When I was working warehouse jobs and retail, I always had a sneaking suspicion that OSHA was bullshit. I mean… Best Buy would make me single-handedly load/unload the heaviest shit Appliances so...


March 24, 2020

What The Douche? in Reconstruction

Okay… sometimes, things are stupid as hell. Truthfully. Our Governor and our Emergency Management Department have released a really nicely worded declaration that if as many people work from ho...


March 23, 2020

I don't get it in Reconstruction

So, I spent the weekend in an area with confirmed COVID19 cases. My father was experiencing shortness of breath. My immune system sucks and I constantly have breathing issues as it is. In fact, I...


March 22, 2020

In Response in Reconstruction

Lately there have been a few entries that inspired many similar notes. To respond to those notes individually with the same response is a possibility but I figured an entry covering those matter...


March 21, 2020

The Way It Goes in Reconstruction

So… things with/at the parents has been okay. But as is always the case… when my dad drinks, he gets… belligerent. And insensitive. This time, Mom very specifically and very pointedly told me ...


March 20, 2020

Nostalgia in Reconstruction

Perhaps this is a weird time to feel this but… I am at my parents house, sleeping in what was at one time my bedroom. It doesn’t look the same, of course. All new furniture, new paint, even new...


March 20, 2020

How?! in Reconstruction

So, I wasn’t going to write today. I figured… I’m working from home… I’ve got puppy and video games. I have to get ready to go visit my parents. I’ll have plenty of things to occupy my time. ...


My goodness. I am very tired. Like falling asleep in my office chair tired. And yet… I really want and need to actually accomplish things when I get home tonight. Like… I need to empty the di...


March 19, 2020

Exhausted in Reconstruction

So, something that is happening that my conspiracy obsessed, bullshit artist worshiping, idiotic as fuck friends and family aren’t capable of understanding… because of the current health scare, s...


March 18, 2020

20/20 in Reconstruction

Well, 20/20 was an American television newsmagazine broadcast on ABC. The program was designed similarly to CBS’s 60 Minutes in that it features in-depth story packages, although it focuses more ...


March 17, 2020

Today (Part One) in Reconstruction

Right before I left work last night, my boss started to discuss how he thinks all of this “social distancing” and “self-quarantine” will be used by The State to shut down certain “under performin...


I said I’d circle back around to “I’m still feeling… in quite the need to feel… desirable.” This is something that I’ve been thinking about this weekend because the experience is so… different a...


Even in a state with a population as small and as scattered as our little state, the spread of the disease can be seen for the legitimate emergency it is. When confirmed cases were first announc...


March 13, 2020

Curious in Reconstruction

Today has been a day of mostly wishing time away. A terrible thing to do as life is only ever what we make of it and simply existing is quite far from the impact I want my life to have before it...


March 13, 2020

Currently in Reconstruction

Last night, I made food and had a healthy dinner. Gave Nala a big walk (her second as Martha had given her a walk as well). I really thought Nala would have slept. But she woke me up at 3 to g...