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Archive for November, 2014

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