I bought my MacBook Pro six and a half years ago when I was starting college. At the time, it was state of the art. That was before I contemplated going to law school. It has served me well but it is starting to show its age. The battery life is shortening and the charging cable is getting frayed. Apps don’t start up as quickly as they once did and they are laggy when they do. I would love to upgrade to a new laptop but I simply cannot afford one at this stage in my life.
Lately, I’ve been contemplating whether an iPad would serve my needs in law school. Read more
One of the best purchases I’ve made in 2017 has been my copy of Merriam-Webster’s Vocabulary Builder (only about $6 on Amazon). It sits on my dining room table and I pick it up most days while I sip my morning coffee. My wife enjoys making fun of me for it. “Are you reading from the dictionary again?” Well, not entirely. I’m not that much of a nerd. Read more
Last Christmas a very close friend gave me copy of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. He told me he thought that I would really enjoy it. At that point, one semester into law school, I hadn’t read anything for my own enjoyment in months. I hadn’t read fiction for my own enjoyment in years. Unfamiliar with Hemingway’s writing and not knowing what to expect, I cautiously paged through the first few chapters. What I found truly surprised me. Read more