A look back at my interest in trains

Watching and photographing trains has long been a hobby of mine. Since I was old enough to know what they are, I have loved to go trackside and watch trains go by, feeling the earth shake and listenin...

Bar associations as conveners

I recently wrote an article for Bar Leader on how Bar Associations can function as “conveners,” bringing together different groups of lawyers, as well as members of the public, to work on ...

Attracting new leaders to associations always a challenge

I recently wrote an article for Bar Leader on how Bar Foundations are trying to attract, new, younger members to get involved in leadership roles. It’s a common issue for most membership-based g...

Opinions vary on the idea of telecommuting

I recently wrote an article for Bar Leader on whether Bar Associations allow their employees to telecommute for all or part of their job. Opinions varied, and naturally some jobs lend themselves bette...

Cyber scammers rely on human nature

I recently wrote an article for Bar Leader that examined how attacks on computers are increasing, and what Bar Associations are doing to try to prevent them. After speaking with a number of experts in...

Article on using mobile devices for charitable giving

As the majority of web traffic now comes from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, organizations and individuals who rely on a web presence need to be sure their site looks good on the smal...

Rotation and change

It’s 55 degrees as I’m writing this, but a look at the calendar says it’s going to snow eventually here in upstate New York, so time to put on the snow tires. I don’t want a re...

Soaking up local atmosphere in New Hampshire

On Saturday, I ate breakfast atĀ the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, NH. The diner is famous as a stop for presidential candidates looking to talk with local voters, and be photographed doing so. There...

Article on state marijuana laws

As some states legalize marijuana for medical and private use, lawyers in those states find themselves in a predicament: Their state law says marijuana is legal, but federal law says it isn’t. H...