Park Row Fallout ⋅ 36

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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I have not written about the current Race Issues here and I likely won’t. Back in my conservative days, this website and honest civil discourse helped me understand a lot of things that I simply...


Shout out to my dog who gets annoyed if we’re in the basement together and we aren’t running or playing. I’m staying up late to get some extra work done and while she desperately wants me to go ...


I want to start by thanking everyone for the notes on my last entry. I do intend to respond to each and every one of them within the next 48 hours. I also intend to follow through with my New Y...


So… I HATE that I have to say this before I write… but… I’m processing some painful shit that has deeply impacted me to my core. If this entry inspires you to jump to your critical, “god you suc...


4 days ago

Nacht Mare in Reconstruction

Just awoke from a night filled with nightmares. Things started okay but then The One I Love decided she would rather sleep around than commit to me. Distraught, I wandered. And found a woman t...


I wasn’t sure if I was going to write this or if I should write this or anything but ultimately, I figured… I keep track of my history here. If I re-read old entries, it tells me where I was and...


It should come as no surprise that I’m just… tired, man. I’ve been burnt out before. Best Buy did it by abusing my body. Working at the jail did it by giving zero fucks about my safety or need...


Just saw a headline about the Dog Walker that read “Woman has entire life ruined for not putting on a mask” And it’s like… wow. JfuckingC. I get that all media intentionally warps shit in one w...


Continued evidence that I am now firmly stuck at the office… my writing an additional entry. Honestly, I needed to get that last entry out of my system. I simply cannot understand these days. ...


I suppose this shouldn’t come as any kind of surprise to me, really. But Day 1 back at the office is pissing me off for every reason you can imagine. Sit down at my desk and National Government ...


May 25, 2020

New New in Reconstruction

In exactly one week, it will be June 1st. Now… whether the world should pretend that nothing is wrong and everything is exactly as it should be or not… that, uh.... that’s what a lot of various ...


Those who have read me for a long time understand that I have long been obsessed with concepts of time travel. This is… more of an umbrella term for me. As I grew up, I didn’t realize that what...


Perhaps I’ve shared this here in this exact way before. I don’t know. That can be the problem with using the emotional side of my mind. My logic remembers the patterns, makes me a good lawyer....


Today… brought interesting insight into things (from multiple sides)...... I was thinking today about some of the cases flooding my desk. And I realized that… yeah. As much as it absolutely suc...


I will be responding to notes and other things throughout the day but wanted to do a quick update here. (1) Our office is opening back up and going “life as normal” starting Tuesday. I mean… wh...


See… this is exactly the kind of thing I’m talking about. As I was perusing Tinder… an attractive 43 year old put as her profile “I am a nerd in a Tabletop and Anime sense. My 7 year old son is ...


The weather has been… interesting lately. Like… every day it looks like it is going to rain. Sunday, it looked very much like rain, so I didn’t take Nala for a walk. She hates the rain and if ...


May 19, 2020

Super Villains in Reconstruction

Here’s something that strikes me as… particularly interesting, perhaps even telling… about some of the conspiratorial scuttlebutt surrounding COVID and Vaccines. One of the big conspiracies, pa...


I reserve the right to be sad. I know I say this often. I know that I have lost readers as COVID makes every damned entry for all of us a case of “second verse same as the first, a little bit l...


May 16, 2020

From Work in Reconstruction

Had to go into the office today. With the entire country now opening up (despite the fact that Iowa has had more cases in 16 days than we did in two months), our courts are trying to determine h...


The title is nonsense. Hectoring means “talking in a bullying way” and a hectare is a unit of measurement for land. If you’re talking in a bullying way to a unit of measurement for land… or if ...


I don’t know if this is a contradiction or simply the acceptance that different actions require different skill sets; but I am starting to wonder if I have all of the skill sets I need. Particula...


May 11, 2020

In Office in Reconstruction

I decided to be in the office today because I figured there was a lot to do. I was… gosh, I wish English had a word for “you’re not wrong but you’re also not right.” Because… there is a lot to ...


The last of the events of my year has been cancelled. Officially. I knew it was coming and therefore only grieve the announcement. In my heart, I knew it was not to be. But beware: Those prot...


May 09, 2020

Entry 2 of 2 in Reconstruction

Before I continue, there is something I want to say briefly. I DO plan on responding to notes! I have my last two entries (the 5/6, 5/7 entries) open and will respond soon. I just… I don’t kno...