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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Fire Sale on Steeler Jerseys Bearing Numbers 26 and 84.

No. 1,618 The purveyor of authorized professional team jerseys, Fanatics, has announced a big sale on Jerseys, most of which bear the name and number of Bell, with a few Browns. Here’s three of many.

Sunday Morning Meditation: the Bird of Paradise

No. 1,615 Pirate pitcher Chris Archer is a rare bird.  He has a mindfulness coach who sends him messages like this Zen proverb: “The bird of paradise lands only on the hand that does not grasp.” Archer is not likely to ever forget this maxim, nor will it stray from his mind for very long. […]

In Case You Didn’t Receive Any Valentines this Year. . .

No. 1,614 Here’s one that would have brought down the house and earned you detention at school back in the old days. Today they would probably take you out in handcuffs and call the FBI.


No. 1,613 If you are interested in disability law and need some CLE credits, you may wish to sign up for this 3 day event.  It clearly has a much wider scope than law, but if this is your intended field, you may find it contains what you need.

Regression to the Mediocre and the Tsunami of Useless Stats.

No. 1,611 Why did I watch that game last night?  I said I wasn’t going to do it.  But in the end, I even watched most of the commercials, none of which were funny, and most of the halftime show, which was not even mildly entertaining. Nevertheless, I found  the pregame video presentation on the […]

Its -4º. Don’t Go Outside Unless You Have to Go To Court.

No. 1,609 The Court of Common Pleas and all of the Magisterial District Judges were closed yesterday. That was a sensible thing to do. However, the courts are open today, even though its a little colder than yesterday.  Please exercise caution.

Saturday Morning Meditation: Fighting Distractions in a Distracted World

No. 1,608 It is extremely difficult to avoid being distracted from focusing on a chosen task. But we all know that avoiding distraction is the shortest way to successfully completing a task.  In reality, it is the only way. The greatest thief is ubiquitous entertainment. We have allowed ourselves to be entertained all day, in […]

Message Box Fixed! PLEASE TRY AGAIN!

No. 1,607 Due to a glitch discovered today, I have been unable to respond to requests in the message box on the right because it was not giving me email addresses and telephone numbers. That has been fixed.  Would the person who contacted me today please recontact me so I can reply. CLT

Sign of the Times

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Sunday Morning Homily: Stupid is not the Opposite of Smart.

No. 1,602 Every Sunday morning I read an email newsletter from Farnam Street by Shane Parrish, which is bubbling with intriguing observations about life, the human mind and things you would usually  never think about.  I recommend it.   You  can find it at newsletter@farnamstreetblog.com Today Shane has been having a multi-part conversation with Adam Robinson, […]

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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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