Park Row Fallout ⋅ 33

Midwest Married Man; Attempting to find answers, traverse the waters of life, and figure things out.

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

Haruki Murakami

Entries 1,010

Page 1 of 41

Today proves to be… somewhat interesting. I have to re-form an Academic Speech for Law Students into a Narrative Speech for Undergrads. Additional trick: The undergrads don’t speak English. Add...


(1) Last night my Wife and I were watching Daredevil on Netflix. Matt Murdock is leaving the courtroom, looking nice in a suit, standing in front of the big steps outside that lead up to the bui...


First: The good news. I’ve boiled my billable hour workload to 8.7 Hours. The joy of researching Felony Cases, I suppose. So… in the next 14 hours, I need to accrue 8.7 billable hours. As I t...


I wish I had the emotional energy to just read a whole bunch of Prosebox and get a full picture on how y’all are doing. I’m in that weird place at work. I have one client with 10 cases… but h...


5 days ago

Learn in Ichi-no-Tani 2017

Interesting thing to learn: Defense work is primarily a waiting game. Wait… then act. IF NO Clients: Wait for someone to break the law. Wait to get appointed or hired. Wait for the County to fil...


This morning, I had a court appearance. So I got in at 8, court at 9 and was back in the office by 10:30. I had a bit to do today. I suppose there was enough to stretch it to maybe 4 hours. B...


Mondays suck. Not that such a profound and sweeping generalization is really something to break down but… they suck. For some weeks, Monday is when everything hits the fucking fan. That was l...


July 14, 2017

THe SoNG in Ichi-no-Tani 2017

This is the song I am signing in my head as I leave work today:


July 14, 2017

NOTE TO SELF in Ichi-no-Tani 2017

My less honorable qualities have me ignoring my own schedule, advice, and well being far too often because I would much rather be helping someone else, doing for someone else, or just focusing on...


Definitely feeling overwhelmed today. Many cases that all need work but the primary concern? I haven’t been paid for a private case that, if they don’t give me a grand in cash, I have to withdra...


Last night, I dreamt again. And I’m starting to sense a pattern. I was in a distant city in Iowa. It was flooding. And a very bad man that I was already after had gotten a job as a Police Offi...


Paper Bag Princess (whom I have known by other names) had a good point about analyzing the intangible benefits of the move. GRANTED I cannot nor will I ever be comfortable ignoring financial stab...


July 11, 2017

How?! in Ichi-no-Tani 2017

I keep wondering how in the hell people can exist in this world and not see what some others see. For example, the current scandal surrounding the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia. In the m...


1) If someone wanted to really understand you, what would they read, watch, and listen to? Read… I’d have to say “The Death and Life of Superman” by Roger Stern. Not because I am Superman but be...


July 10, 2017

Actually... in Ichi-no-Tani 2017

Y’know what… while I would love to be paid more… and frankly think I should be paid more… it is important to realize that (especially in the law)… we are never paid for everything we do. I have ...


Today is Sunday. I should be doing things. Instead, I am trying to catch up on sleep and just relax. Because… cases have gone off the rails. One of my cases has gotten dangerously unstable. So wh...


Last night my wife was to get off work at 10. She called shortly thereafter in the hopes that she could vent about work on the drive home, so that the one or two hours we had together before I h...


Eye Appointment? Mild Glaucoma. Already significant damage to the optic nerves. Catching it early. Using eye drops. God, I hope that at least stops it. There is no way to reverse it. I’ll never...


July 05, 2017

Stuff, Junk in Ichi-no-Tani 2017

(1) I am very happy that my eye appointment is today. No idea if I’ll get help but… my eyes are important and getting that second opinion is going to be a life saver. (2) My private client is… i...


July 03, 2017

Not Worth It in Ichi-no-Tani 2017

Some days… things just don’t seem worth it. Last week I worked Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I put in at least 3 billable hours every single one of those days (and ...


July 01, 2017

Sat in Ichi-no-Tani 2017

July 1. 6 years ago… this was the day before my wedding. Family gathering, plans settled. That night the family had the Reception and fireworks. It was a good night. Today? I woke up early and d...


June 29, 2017

Lighter in Ichi-no-Tani 2017

My Prosebox is all political bullshit, complaining, and heavy Real World stuff. I should have a lighter entry, even if it still holds a high risk of offending someone. What is it about a Raven C...


Not that it is new but… my body and eyes hurt. I really hope that (after Wednesday) I can (1) get new glasses and (2) get eye drops to fix the high pressure. I honestly wouldn’t mind going bli...


June 28, 2017

Today... in Ichi-no-Tani 2017

Today is… a fairly pointless day. I’ve scheduled things. Things for tomorrow and things for Friday. Things for next week. But I haven’t done much TODAY. But instead of reading Prosebox (like...


(1) Because I am “fat” I try to work out. (2) Because I have fibromyalgia; working out hurts. (3) Because I have fibromyalgia and the job I do; pain lasts a long time. (4) I am in a LOT of pain r...


Sidebar content coming soon.