Archive for the ‘Purpose’ Category

Six Foolish Reasons to Go To Law School

This recent article from US News and World Report noted that although the legal job market is contracting, the number of people taking pre-law examinations (LSATs) is increasing. That is not healthy. I’ve been a lawyer for 20 years. I enjoyed law school, and I am proud to be a lawyer. I’m a partner in […]

Five Keys to Achieving Mastery

I have emphasized life-long learning as one of life’s best practices: here, for example, and in this category.  George Leonard’s Mastery, a quick read — really an extended essay — holds a few simple truths about learning that bear repeating.

It’s All About “The Journey”

Poetry on a blog about life’s best practices?  Yes, the best poetry has “a precise choice of words that will have implications and suggestions that go past the words themselves.” Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth (1988), at 229. My friend Jan Gravel read a poem to me the other day.  I rarely make time […]

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