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Sunday Morning Meditation

No. 1,563 Gratitude I resolve to be aware of how lucky I have been in life. I am grateful to be alive and physically and mentally strong today.  I am grateful for the gift of my family. Compassion I resolve to listen to and observe others today without judgment. I resolve to be a friend. […]

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 […]

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.

Daylight Spending Time

We’ve all heard others (not us) complain about how there are not enough hours in the day. Well, once a year they get their wish. Today, November 2, 2014 is a 25 hour day. Of course, we have been saving it since Sunday March 9, when we all had a 23 hour day. But foe what?What are you going to do with the 25th hour?


CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 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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