Reflections of a Boston Lawyer

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Reflections of a Boston Lawyer is a weekly newsletter that aims to inspire readers through philosophical musings about current events, culture, and the arts.
Created 14 Feb 2021
  • Bridging the Gulf that Divides Us
    09 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 0 2
    This morning I began to write a post that described some of my views on how our system of justice operates and extrapolate them to society at large. The more I wrote, the more technical (read: boring)...
  • Saying Goodbye to 2021: Our Struggles, Our Triumphs, and Some Sources of Refuge
    02 Jan 2022 • 9 min read • 1 0
    The Festive Seagulls of Shoestring Bay, Mashpee, MA, December 2021 Our Struggles 2021 was something of a blur, rich in turmoil and contradiction. Its pace was dizzyingly fast and excruciatingly slow. ...
  • O Holy Night (the musical)
    26 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 2
    This week I decided not to create a post from whole cloth. Instead, I searched my former blog (of the same name as this newsletter) to see whether I had written anything in the past that was worth rec...
  • A Christmas Reflection
    19 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 6 2
    It’s been a cold, damp weekend on Cape Cod. I spent much of yesterday reading – trying to make more progress in War and Peace (more than 1/3 through now), and catching up on last week’s issues of The ...
  • When Settled Law Becomes Unsettled
    12 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    One of the greatest attributes of our great nation is its veneration of individual freedom. Our ideal of liberty and justice for all was codified in the Bill of Rights in 1791, the first ten amendment...
  • Getting Back
    05 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    In my October 24th post, I talked about Paul McCartney and the impending release of a three-part film about the Beatles’ “Let it Be” recording sessions put together by Peter Jackson. Now that I’ve had...
  • Day, Eliot, and the Meaning of Distractions
    28 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Let me tell you about my morning. I got out of bed around 6:30, made a bowl of cereal and some coffee, and read a short essay about Dorothy Day by a writer named James M. Lang in the latest issue of C...
  • "A Time of Innocence . . . "
    21 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    This week I’ve been listening to an audiobook by Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam entitled “Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon.” In it, the authors get Simon to talk about some of his...
  • Rules, Subpoenas, and Why They Matter
    14 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Fall is making its presence known here on the Cape. The trees have finally been changing colors, the air is cool and crisp, and since last week, the dark descends early. I just got back from a brisk t...
  • A Few Small Thoughts About a Couple of Big Concepts
    07 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Sometimes the best I can do as a writer is refer readers to other writers. That’s the case this week, as I try to pull my act together after a week of unexpected annoyances (I deal much better with an...
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