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Prince Who?

No. 1,350 Yes, its true.  A whole bunch of people signed a petition to replace a statue of Columbus in the Minnesota Capitol with one of Prince.  And in case you asked the reasonable question — “Prince who?” — it refers to the author of Purple Rain who died not too long ago of multiple […]

Why Didn’t We All Know That This Man Was Living and Teaching in Our City?

No. 1,348

Challenge to CFPB Constitutionality to be Reconsidered by Court en Banc

No. 1,326 As had been expected for some time, the challenge to the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be reconsidered by the full court of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in a suit brought by mortgage lender PHH.  A panel of the Court had ruled that the agency, as constituted with […]

Confession of Judgment and Political Advertising

No. 1,289 The TV advertising on both sides of the Pennsylvania Senatorial race has been an abomination of untruth, half truth and true but irrelevant statements.  So perhaps one more wrong allegation doesn’t matter very much. In fact, some of the claims are so outrageous, that even a child could see through them. Nevertheless,  the […]

Daylight Savings

So what to do with all that pleasant daylight after dinner?

Take a walk. Or better yet, take a walk with a family member or a friend. Talk and walk.

And as long as we are are walking, select a destination. Like a coffee shop. Or the library.

If You Are Considering Buying a Drone For Christmas, Read the Review in The Gadgeteer.

No. 1,235 Summary: Everything you ever wanted to know (or didn’t) about buying and operating a drone.   A blog known as The Gadgeteer, written by Julie Streitelmeier, reviews all kinds of technology.  She and her contributors test and use the products and write candid assessments, full of photos and how-to explanations. In her review […]

Francis, Conscientious Objection and Stralimitate

He also used a word, which Time described as a “mash-up of Spanish and Italian.” He described New York City’s unlimited exuberance as “stralimitate.”

A perfect description of the energy and enthusiasm that Pope Francis demonstrated on his journey to Cuba and the United States: stralimitate.

The Good Shepherd and the Lost Sheep

No. 1,221 SUMMARY: The Papal visit to America is, above all else, an evangelical outreach to lost sheep who want to be found. The press coverage on the papal visit to Cuba and the United States was extremely interesting.  I actually heard a commentator express the opinion that the Pope went to Cuba first because […]

As Generation Z Comes of Age, What Does It Mean For The Rest of Us?

No. 1,219 SUMMARY: Generation Z, which is starting to enter college, is reputed to be the most digital generation yet, with an attention span of eight seconds. We, the Baby Boomers, haven’t even figured out the differences among Gen X, Gen Y, Millenials (if that’s something different) and now (ta-da!) Generation Z. There have been […]

Ahmed’s Clock

No. 1,218 By now, if you watch the news, you’ve probably heard about how a geeky junior high school kid named Ahmed Mohammed brought a clock he had built to school to show his teacher.  All was well until the clock beeped in the back of the room and various other teachers, so we are […]

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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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