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Gratitude on Memorial Day

No. 1,496 Gratitude is an empowering emotion. It overcomes selfishness and petty quarrels. It makes us better and stronger. Whether or not we realize it, gratitude can be paired with other emotions like sadness or joy. So many of those emotions are reflexive, responses to the events of our lives. But we don’t have wait […]

Why Do People Take the Weather So Personally?

No. 1,471 If you just stand around in a group or strike up a conversation, chances are good that the weather will be the first topic of conversation. Why?  Is snowfall in the middle of April so incredible?  And why do so many people seem to think that the weather has anything to do with […]

Moon over the Ocean.

No. 1,443

On having a bad day.

No. 1,441 Today we commemorate the 2,067th anniversary of when Julius Caesar had a very bad day. We all have them.  Lawyers, who engage in a very competitive environment, perhaps have more than their share. Yesterday, one of the greatest minds of our time passed into eternity. In one sense, he had been having a […]

Good Luck, Bad Luck, Perseverance and Doing the Impossible.

No. 1,323 While it is easy to complain about bad luck when our team loses, not too many of us attribute victory to luck. But the truth is, both bad and good luck have a role and probably a bigger one than we are willing to admit. The key is not to let bad luck […]

Please Read Somebody Else’s Blog Post about Former Justice John Paul Stevens.

This Blog Post about former Justice John Paul Stevens will brighten your day. It appears in Neil Steinberg’s Blog: Every Goddamn Day. There is no point in me embellishing on Steinberg’s riveting story. Just read it.

“You will Act Like the Sort of Person You Consider Yourself to Be.” — Maxwell Maltz

No. 1,162 OR CAT.

Old Dogs/New Tricks and Other Bunk We Tell Ourselves.

No. 1,135 It is hard to think of an old adage that is more disempowering than this one. It is a negative idea, intended to discourage old dogs from even trying to learn something.  In a rapidly changing world, this leads to the marginalization of some of our most experienced and capable people. As a […]

Ten Most Fascinating People

No, I do not intend to watch Barbara Walters’ Special. Hardly any of the people she names as the world’s most are that terribly fascinating to me.

Every New Day is a Gift

It is wonderful to wake up every morning since having quintuple bypass surgery. It is wonderful to hear that I am recovering and will soon be better than ever.

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 40 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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