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Intelligence is Like Beauty, in the Eye of the Beholder.

No. 1,506 A friend of mine, who is my age, has been tested several times recently for symptoms of dementia. He asked his wife why the tester always asked questions about the date, day of the week and the like.  “Is it important?” he asked. It was a good question for him, since he had […]

Make Layups, Not Three Pointers.

No. 1,467 We haven’t mentioned a favorite blog lately, Time Management Ninja.  So here’s a quick tip from Scott Jarrow’s TMN.

Growing the Culture of Winning.

No. 1,421 Pirate third baseman David Freese arrived at spring training and gave a candid answer to the question of the hour. What’s wrong with the Pirates?  He is quoted extensively this morning in the Post Gazette.  Here’s some of it: “My opinion is I don’t think we lost 87 games because [Starling] Marte wasn’t […]

Taking Notes the 21st Century

No. 1,412 Taking notes during the day really is a good idea.  You can’t remember everything.  You don’t remember some things correctly.  And sometimes, hopefully not too often, you don’t remember anything without consulting your notes. Effective note taking requires being organized — you have to have your act together.  Keeping track of notebooks or […]

Jury Duty, Doctor’s Waiting Rooms and Other Day Killers.

No. 1,406 WARNING: You are about to be exposed to a short sermon, but read it anyway. The other day, I heard a fellow complaining loudly about being called to jury duty while we were both in the dentist’s waiting room.  After I couldn’t stand it anymore, I looked up from my book and told […]

What One Highly Organized Person Does to Become Like That.

No. 1,384 In case you are curious, here’s a few really good ideas from Early to Rise. . . a productivity blog.  Don’t try to to do all of this at once. CLT

Tips on Getting a Good Night’s Sleep and Productivity

Here are some really good tips from business blogger Aaron Hoos on how to get a good night’s sleep and be more productive the next day.

Focusing Forward

No. 1,356 A lot of people have trouble being on time for meetings and other events.  One of my favorite blogs, Time Management Ninja, had an excellent guest post on the causes of lateness. Everybody is late at times and some of those are unavoidable.  But a habit of lateness is one that must be […]

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

No. 1,348

Facebook: Too Much Sharing, Not Enough Content.

No. 1,322 I don’t have a Facebook  page and I won’t read yours, either.  Sorry, I am too busy.  And most of the stuff you post there is none of my business anyway. Litigants are always reading each other’s entries and coming up with potentially embarrassing information.  Somehow, mortal enemies manage to gain access to […]

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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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