A few years ago, our house flooded so badly we had to gut the house and take it down to the studs. It was at this time that our contractor found some problems with our house’s foundation. There were some cracks and deterioration in the pillars that were holding up the house. My contractor explained that if we didn’t fix the foundation, we could do all the framing, drywall, painting to make the house look nice all we wanted but without making the foundation sound, we’d always struggle to have a firm structure.
Decades can be summarized by the trends of the times. Parachute pants and big hair conjure up the ’80s. Fanny packs and Beanie Babies rewind us to the ’90s. But there are some current cultural trends that need to end. Our society is driven by popular culture, so trends and fads not only define decades […]
In my years as an attorney, I was measured by how effectively I could win arguments and resolve conflicts. I had been taught how to resolve an argument—by winning it. I had to understand legal language and maneuvers that could get complicated. The more complicated the situation, the more valuable my training in law became. […]