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No. 1,450 We are constantly constrained by fear. What do we fear?  Just about everything.  The unknown.  Known perils. Death. Injury. Embarrassment. Failure. Schoolyard bullies. I could keep going. Fear is physical.  We feel it in our gut.  We feel it with a dry mouth and a beating heart. Sometimes our hands shake and our […]

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.

Watergate Turns 40

No. 855 Isn’t it amazing?  The third class burglary that brought down a President happened 40 years ago. It appears to be one of the most important events in the 20th Century and in American History.  The consequences were multiple. One response:  they started teaching a required course in Ethics in law school. Another was […]

He Changed the World.

No. 730 How many of the billions who have come and gone from this planet can truthfully say, “I changed it for all time”?

Three Days in August, Plus 20 Years: The Bloodless Fall of the Soviet Union.

No. 686 August 19 – 21, 1991 Twenty Years ago the Soviet Union fell without a shot being fired. A military coup caused Gorbachev to flee And Boris Yeltsin became the hero of the day with his famous speech atop a tank, calling for leaders of the government and KGB to change allegiance, on the […]

The Anniversary of the First Great Battle of the Civil War: Manassas.

No. 653 150 Years ago this week, the first major battle of the Civil War occurred near Manassas Virginia.  It was the place where Stonewall Jackson gained his fame and name. The federal troops seemed to have carried the day.  But when the Confederates broke their flank, a disorderly retreat to Washington turned into a […]

Fiftieth Anniversary of “Tossin’ and Turnin'”.

No. 647 Rock and roll singer Bobby Lewis came through Pittsburgh briefly this weekend, on his way to perform in a concert in Folansbee WV.  On July 10, 1961, fifty years ago yesterday, his hit song “Tossin’ and Turnin’” hit number one and stayed there all summer — ten weeks. It sold three million copies, was […]

One Thousandth Follower on Twitter: Thr!ve Marketing.


Turning Three.

No. 643 This Thursday is the Third Anniversary of the first post on this blog.  I say this with pride, since most blogs don’t last so long.  Most authors simply run out of ideas or enthusiasm or both.  I run out of ideas, too — often.  But eventually new ones pop up. One reliable means […]


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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