Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Happy Anniversary

On a chilly day, September 20, 1975, a 9-week-old miniature schnauzer puppy came into the lives of my parents, my brother, and me. Her name was Mopsy and, although the events leading up to our getting her are numerous and complexly intertwined, that sweet little dog was anything but complicated. Hers was a genuine, unconditional love that blessed us all until September 3, 1989 when she passed away.

Mopsy's days with us were a (I'd like to think mutual) delight. She was always a happy, curious dog who loved riding in the car and traveling to new places. Her life was too short, when measured in years, but I think that's always the case. I believe God gives dogs shorter life spans so they can get to the Rainbow Bridge and heaven sooner.

So, this day, I remember Mopsy, and the "sister" and "brother" who followed her: Flopsy and Sebastian, mini schnauzers all. I am grateful for the joy that they have all brought to my family over the years. What a blessing are dogs!

Monday, September 17, 2012

One, If By Land; One-two, If By Sea?

Here's an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about how the America's Cup-winning Oracle Team USA uses boxing workouts to prepare for sailing races.

Happy Birthday, United States Constitution!

Today is the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. Let freedom ring!

Monday, September 10, 2012

The lake is awesome!

Did 1 hour and 12 minutes of roadwork at the beach today. It was great. The waves breaking on the shore and rolling over my feet were pretty warm. (In early September, after a hot summer, the water in Lake Michigan is about as warm as it's going to get, ever.) I had fun with it.

Since I live near a dogs-friendly beach, it was neat to see all the dogs playing and having a great time. Ah, summer, how quickly it is passing.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Old-time Boxing Manuals: *Boxing for Beginners*, by William J. Jacomb




Boxing for Beginners

Please note that most, if not all, of these old-time boxing manuals were written during a different time. That earlier time had somewhat different cultural, social, and political sensibilities and may use some words and expressions that are rarely used today. Please remember that I did not write these materials and I do not necessarily agree with or endorse everything they say about training techniques or other matters. Thanks.

New Law Firm Web Site and Blawg

I am happy to announce my new law firm Web site and blawg (or law-oriented blog, if you prefer). Here's the address:

http://illinoisbusinesslawyer.us

I an currently posting links (and occasional commentary) to online stories about business law. Starting today, I will also post updates about Internet law. Enjoy!