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The Art of Listening

A lifelong skill that requires practice, patience, and persistence I must admit that I’ve picked a topic that I may not be an expert on. By trade, I am a trial lawyer. I help injured people seek and receive justice for the harms and
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Muddy Pawprints

Our four-legged friends are constant reminders to live life fully I have had dogs in my life for the past 23 years. To be exact, I have had Labrador retrievers in the fabric, heart, and soul of my life since I went with my wife,
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The Power of Connection

Investing time in relationships enriches the journey It was 1976, and I was in my last quarter of law school at the University of Tennessee. One of my final elective courses of study was International Law, taught by visiting scholar and
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Providing Closure

COVID-19’s unexpected impact on the justice system You may be familiar with the phrase “Justice delayed is justice denied”. It’s a simple yet thoughtful concept that essentially means that if legal relief isn’t available in a
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The Journey

New beginnings and final goodbyes remind us to be present I had an experience this summer that forced me to look at the cycle of life fairly holistically. It was our annual Fox family vacation at the lake house with our six adult
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The Gift of Time

Caring for an aging parent puts life into perspective I have suddenly come to the realization that I am part of an aging population. I turn 70 this year and frequently ask my lovely wife, Mary Jane, if she is sure that I’m not going to
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Along the River

Life lessons come in many forms, but the ones found outdoors are the ones that stick I was raised by my grandparents in a small town called Medford. My mother was 17 when I was born, and with an uncle three years my senior, I became one
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Unexpected Gifts

COVID-19 has forced us all to reevaluate what we take for granted I know for all of us, the past year has been both challenging and life-changing. COVID-19 took my dad just before Thanksgiving. My mother, both brothers, and my wife all
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The Ethics of Pandemic Life

Make the unselfish choice to mask up to protect others With the raging COVID-19 virus playing havoc with our lives, our work, our health and our American society, we individually must make rational decisions to protect one another. The
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Get out!

Outdoors education helps our kids grow in so many ways More now than ever before those who have an interest in learning about the outdoors find it difficult to make connections with people to teach them. This is especially true when it
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