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Archive for 2011

Peace on Earth (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day)

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

My all-time favorite Christmas Carol has been arranged and performed by  Casting Crowns to take its place as my all-time favorite contemporary Christmas carol: You can download the music through Amazon (my preferred music provider) here:  Amazon – Casting Crowns Christmas Album ( I highly recommend the entire album – CC has wonderful arrangements of […]

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

May the Peace of Christ be with you now and in the coming year. Merry Christmas from Lawlatte!

Coffee Break – The Beauty of Pollination

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Grab a cup of coffee and watch this video – gorgeous HD nature-videography. Go on – it’s worth it, and that next task can wait 5 minutes while you recharge your batteries.

Fall Treat of the Day – Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies

Monday, November 14th, 2011

It’s a rainy, dark, November morning, and coffee with one of these cookies sounds like an excellent, cozy treat.  Thanks to Scrambled Henfruit for the recipe: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies YUM!

10 Ways for Lawyers to Find Their “Inner Steve Jobs” – ABA Journal

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Paul Lippe is an attorney that contributes to “Legal Rebels,” an ABA-sponsored platform that encourages attorneys to think “outside the box.” He had one of the more interesting posts about Steve Jobs and his biography. You can read a short excerpt, here, or the full article at the link, below. “Much has already been written […]

From the (email) bag – Nonprofit Financial Conduits

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Folks are welcome to send email questions about nonprofits. I am happy to answer (with appropriate disclaimers – like check with your local legal professional to be sure that you get advice that is tailored to your nonprofit). This was a good question, so I thought I would share: Question: I have a nonprofit 501(c)(3) […]

Kudos for Canal Trail System

Monday, September 19th, 2011

I live in a small community – our county population is less than 20K.  Despite our slight numbers, the community is an enjoyable place to live, with some lovely jewels that are not so “hidden.”  One recent visitor posted a nice review of the Wabash and Erie Canal trails. Link to the post:  One Trail-Blazing […]

500 Years of Women in Western Art

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Amazing video morphing 500 years of paintings of women: If you want to know more about the video and the paintings represented check out this link:  500 Years of Women in Art – Info

Webify Me, Mozilla

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

OK, I don’t usually play around with web-based toys and applications, but it was a rough morning with back-to-back phone calls and emails, and I needed a 5 minute break before going back to the salt mines.  Firefox told me that it wanted to update, and this is what happened.  Mozilla’s new Firefox includes a […]

iPad + Velcro = wow

Monday, August 15th, 2011

I don’t have an iPad or iTouch (or i-anything for that matter, stubborn Windows user that I am). However, the spouse and the kids each own one or more of the ubiquitous Apple products. This Jesse Roston video is posted for them. And for you, Dear Reader. This is the first iPad app to get […]

Social Media – Connecting People NOW

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Check out this YouTube video called Social Media Revolution 2. If you thought social media (Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) is just for the kids or is a passing fad – this video is for you. Nonprofits – pay attention – If you don’t connect with social media, you will see a decline in […]

US Debt Clock

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

With all the debate and concern over the US Debt limits, please check out the US Debt Clock for some perspective. This is a “real time” representation of US Debt and the demands of different entitlements on US financial resources US National Debt Clock (Click on image for larger picture)

Tax the Rich More? or Less?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

If you serve on a nonprofit board, or are paid staff of a nonprofit, you must read Blue Avocado. It is the most helpful, conversational, timely, and thoughtful newsletter on nonprofit issues from folks that work “in the trenches” of nonprofits. The articles are, simply, excellent. The article linked below discusses the pros and cons […]


Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

I know that this has been running around the internet, recently, but considering the theme of this blog and website, how could I pass it up?

Noah and the Ark – V.2011

Monday, June 20th, 2011

A fair amount of my practice involves land use planning and zoning. Our County Planning Director sent this to me, and it seems too good not to share: In the year 2011, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in America and said: “Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and […]