Iustitia (“Lady Justice”) is a symbolic personification of the coercive power of a tribunal: a sword representing state authority, scales representing an objective standard and a blindfold indicating that justice should be impartial.

Practically speaking there are many tools that we can use as lawyers. Many of them are not thought paradigms but incredibly useful. Others are thought paradigm such as using mnemonics to memorize elements in law school or while studying for the bar. …


Recently I’ve been thinking about video games that I really enjoyed when I was a young kid. I used to play quite a few video games on the Nintendo and various other systems. It’s a combination of the platforms graphics as well as the genre of the game. I find…


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A preacher at a Baptist church when I was young a lament existed for various individuals who could no longer pick up the phone and do simple tasks such as ordering pizza. The preacher indicated that he had spoken with young people which I…


Someone way of really wanted to meet in history would be Winston Churchill. He sort of been a figure all throughout my life in movies and in trivia and general conversations. I think he really feels the archetypal idea of a statesman who stayed true to his values. It’s interesting…


Cover of the first edition of Julian Barnes’s A review of Julian Barnes’s A History of the World in 10½ Chapters from Wikipedia. I claim no ownership to the image.

What is in the dream of heaven? A review of Julian Barnes’s A History of the World in 10½ Chapters

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It’s almost a tear jerker, he asks to see famous people.

So they show movie stars and famous politicians. Then he wants his soccer team to win.

He wants his political party to win.

All the stuff he ever wants happens.

He can even see Hitler…


Here are the Riptide lyrics:

I was scared of dentists and the dark
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Oh, all my friends are turning green
You’re the magician’s assistant in their dream

Ah-ooh-ooh-ooh, ah-ahh-ah-ah
And they come unstuck

Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to…


· Review of Mortimer Adler’s How to Speak and How to Listen

o I like Adler a lot in general.

o As a Johnnie, one may find some of his advice on seminar familiar to you. But I think it reinforces a lot of the seminar ideas of good conversation.

o He also has good advice on public speaking (still working on that myself even after Toastmasters).

o Towards the end he gives some summaries/anthologies of potential seminars that he had at the Aspen Institute. Overall, I think he is a sincere author and wants to provide advice to help others. As an added benefit, he writes with exceeding clarity.

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I’ve actually been studying a lot about marketing lately. I just found out that Ryan Holiday wrote two books on marketing. And I’m doing the first one that I have access to right now — Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising

I have…


Books completed September 2021:

63. Dune — Frank Herbert. Started Thursday September 2, 2021 at 11:23AM. Finished Monday September 6, 2021 at 3:25PM.

64. Grammars of Creation — George Steiner.

65. The Selfish Gene — Richard Dawkins.

66. The Second Treatise of Government — John Locke. Started Saturday September 11…


Books completed in August 2021:

59. The Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck. Started Monday July 26, 2021 at 4:31PM. Finished Saturday August 7, 2021 at 4:54PM.

60. Civilization: The West and the Rest — Niall Ferguson. Started July/August 2021. Finished Saturday August 18, 2021 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

61. How to Speak How to Listen — Mortimer Adler. Finished Tuesday August 28, 2021 at 2:42PM

62. The Alchemy of Finance — George Soros. Started August 2021. Finished Tuesday August 21, 2021.

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Charles Lincon

Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Hegelian dialectics, Attic Greek, masters University of Amsterdam.

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