My legal work and the world’s headlines have something in common which is that, long before one fire is quenched, another even worse fire is popping up. On good days, one fire is nothing. Several make themselves known. It seems impossible that anyone can bring these raging fires under control — and, indeed, in the rush and the struggle, botched efforts at control often result in outcomes worse than if we’d just left things alone.
It’s tempting to bury ones head under a pillow and hope that everything will just go away. The fact is, though, that part of wisdom is recognizing what things must be left to themselves and things that must be addressed — and must be addressed vigorously.
I’m thinking about our proposed world leaders from 2016 forward, and I have to admit that I’m finding Carly more appealing. She’s not a one trick pony. Ask her a question and she has an answer — and it’s usually a damn good one. I so hope she doesn’t disappoint me anytime soon.
As for me, I’ve been addressing the demands on me with vigor for the past several months. I have not enjoyed the process. I’ve neglected friends, neglected home maintenance, neglected family, definitely neglected blogging, abandoned exercise, and generally let legal deadlines become so predominant that there’s been no room in my life for anything else. I need to change that. This is not a status quo that works for me.
Please bear with me for a few more days as I try to wrangle all the cats squalling around me. I have more than 800 emails to go through, bills to pay, a few more (thankfully not big or bad) legal briefs to write, more doctor’s appointments for my mother, etc., but I think (hope) I’m getting a handle on the existing fires and have put down enough “professional fire retardant” to prevent any new ones from flaring.
Incidentally, part of what I’m using to control the chaos is Microsoft’s OneNote, which I’ve mentioned before as a great product that really works for me.
Anyway, I’m off to drive kids’ places, shop for food, make dinner, go exercise (God willing!), and generally keep up with and ahead of things. If I’m lucky, I’ll blog tonight. If I’m not, I’ll blog tomorrow because I have no deadlines tomorrow!!!! Yay!.