I’ve only been (officially) out of the law business for eight days, but I find myself antsy about it pretty regularly.  I keep checking my emails and my phone.  When I see something relevant to a case I was working on, I feel the need (desire?) to jump in and offer advice.  Mentally, I’m having trouble breaking free.

On top of that, a couple of days ago I learned that I’ve been elected to Best Lawyers in America in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation.  For several years I’ve had that distinction in Commercial Litigation, but, ironically I reckon, it was only after I retired that I was given the Intellectual Property Litigation certification.  Get thee behind me Satan.  🙂

Of course, if they handed out awards for farming, I wouldn’t get one.  Go figure.

There is a coolness in the morning air now that signals the coming end of summer.  Even though I prefer some seasons to others, I enjoy experiencing the seasons as they change.

So these days we wait on more kids to be born.  We keep harvesting more okra than we can eat.  We wait for the next wave of peas and for the first wave of fall veggies.  We watch the poplars yellowing.  We see the sunsets earlier each evening.  We synch our lives to the changes.

And a stubborn former lawyer keeps checking his emails.

Love Wins