It has been a while since my last Blog posting and it is time to clean out some of the clutter that has kept me up at night so that I can get back to blogging and working for DRI– so here goes:
- Why does it snow every time I leave for a DRI trip? Doesn’t Jack Frost know that it just gets me in trouble with Tracey who has to deal with the driveway?
- In the annual Hopkinton Ski Camp Trivial Pursuit game, why did I instantly know that Winston Churchill’s wife was named Clementine or that 8 is the first number from 1 to 10 alphabetically?
- Why do pro se litigants feel that they can keep filing the same argument, but I have to be nice in my replies?
- Why don’t people renew their DRI membership when it is such an incredible value?
- Is it really possible to herd cats? (an important skill for a DRI President at times)
- Why does the party that just comes into power feel it must get its pound of flesh from the vanquished before it gets around to doing what is right for the country?
- How can teenagers sleep past noon every Saturday and Sunday?
- Why is Jack Nicholson so cool, even in an elevator with me staring at him?
- When did law become a business first and a profession second?
- Why do I actually use the fake word “texted” as often as I do? I hate that word!
- I used to try to turn the corner of my Kindle when reading to get to the next page; now sometimes I try to push the next page button when reading a paperback – go figure.
- Am I doing enough to make DRI the gold standard for legal organizations? Are all of our members?
DRI’s new year has begun and I am 25% done with my presidency. Time has flown but much has also been accomplished. We are innovating, getting ahead of the curve, and making a difference in the civil justice arena and your daily practices. Stay tuned for updates …Same Matt-time; Same Matt Channel (ok, a really bad pun, but another trivial pursuit answer I knew, but the high schoolers did not!)