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Why saying no is important

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Why saying no is important. Reprint from the May, 2014, Your ABA page. This should be your New Year’s Resolution. Four quick points (please read the article for more detailed information): 1.  Helps you to be really good at what you do say yes to. 2.  Facilitates your ability to live up to your commitments […]

Merry Christmas from Lawlatte

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Star Trek – Make it So

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

A time-waster for your Friday.  For all my Trekkie Friends:

100 Years – 100 Legacies

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. The Wall Street Journal has provided a website that shows the lasting effect of the first “war to end all wars.”  Passports came into wide use as a security measure; Pilates was developed as an exercise for POWs; Plastic Surgery was […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Lawlatte

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

May you enjoy the blessings of family and friends on this day.

Tax Increment Financing Done Right

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a way of capturing tax dollars from development to pay for the infrastructure needed for that development (roads, water, sewer, subdivision).  It has received bad press recently, and is generally regarded with suspicion, anyway, since it seems like it’s either an additional tax, or “taking away” tax dollars from other […]

Christmas Letter-Writing Tips

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

In January, I go through all the Christmas cards we received the previous month.  I re-read the letters, take another look at the pictures, and file everything in a 3-ring binder.  I’ve been doing this since 2000, and I have two 3-inch binders almost full of letters and “annual Christmas photos” from friends and family. […]

Text Me Merry Christmas

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Signs of the times.  Before Thanksgiving, and totally social media.  Yet, cute. Enjoy.

Evolution of the Desk

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Thanks to Futurelawyer for this and other gems: Evolution of the Desk

D-Rad raps Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics”

Friday, October 31st, 2014


Late October in North-Central Indiana

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Beautiful fall colors – grass still green, and my roses are blooming again. Please enjoy the photos.  

Indiana Nonprofit Corporations – What is Indemnification?

Monday, October 6th, 2014

From the email inbox: Our nonprofit Board has been talking about getting D&O insurance.  Our bylaws says that the nonprofit must indemnify the Board of Directors.  What is indemnification, and why do we need D&O insurance? ANSWER: This is a complicated issue that generates a lot of questions. “Indemnification” and “Directors & Officers” insurance (also […]

Farmland – The Movie

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

    Excellent and very accurate portrayal of American farming. Whether you are a farmer or not, you should watch this documentary.  Free streaming on Hulu. Farmland The Movie (On Hulu)  

Batman Evolution – The Piano Guys

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The Piano Guys are amazing.  Watch past the “acknowledgement” section for a few entertaining outtakes:

Caterpiller. Marketing. Win.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Check out this advertisement for Caterpiller excavators.   The “behind the scenes” video is just as interesting.