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From Whiner to Winner

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
WinnersLast week, I wrote about how I was able to convince a prosecuting attorney to agree to reduce a felony charge to a misdemeanor for a client who had been accused of committing a serious crime. The attorney accused me of being a whiner when I refused to stop pushing him to work with me. In the end, I got what I wanted; he agreed to reduce the charge. I had forgotten about the incident with the prosecuting attorney until… Read More

I was a god for a day

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
I Am GodAfter I graduated from Saint Louis University law school in 1982, my wife and I moved back to Peoria. At that time, my wife was pregnant with our second child. Shortly after returning to Peoria, I began teaching CCD classes on Sunday mornings at St. Sharbel Catholic Church to seventh- and eighth-grade students. That year, as Christmas approached, I was asked to be Santa Claus at a Christmas party that… Read More

The Art of Listening

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Listening CartoonLast week, I returned a client file to one of my employees, with instructions on what she needed to do to correct some mistakes she made on a legal document. For the purpose of this article, I’m going to call her “Jane.” Jane had failed to follow some guidelines that I laid out for her when I trained her. Despite the fact that I had reminded her on at least three separate… Read More

Guidelines For A Disgraced Congressman

Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Ben Franklin - 13 Virtues to Moral PerfectionIf you pay attention to the news, you know about the recent resignation of our local U.S. Congressman, Aaron Schock. Schock is currently under investigation for violating federal law while he was in office. Some of the violations include using campaign funds for his own personal benefit, overcharging the government for mileage expenses, and flying around… Read More

Insulting The Dead

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
Cemetery   The following passage is from the book, Manuel of the Warrior of Light, by Paulo Coelho:

A novice went to Abbot Macarius seeking advice about the best way to please the Lord.

“Go to the cemetery and insult the dead,” said Macarius.

The brother did as he was told. The following day, he returned… Read More