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donna-ballman's picture
Feb.20.2011
I’ve found some peace with the show Fairly Legal, about a woman they call a mediator who does nothing that even vaguely resembles mediation. The...
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Feb.27.2011
A recent episode of The Good Wife, a consistently good legal drama, focused on what I think is one of the most important issues affecting the...
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Mar.05.2011
I covered the suit filed against former President Jimmy Carter and Simon & Schuster regarding Carter’s 2006 book Palestine: Peace Not...
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donna-ballman's picture
Mar.23.2011
Why the heck can’t TV shows get mediation right? I mean, if a comedy like The Wedding Crashers can do it, why not courtroom dramas? Fairly Legal...
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Apr.06.2011
Last night’s episode of The Good Wife was called “Wrongful Termination.” (Yes, I'm writing about The Good Wife again. Sorry, but it's a great...
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donna-ballman's picture
Apr.27.2011
I got really excited about this article because when I teach about using the law in writing I always challenge people to tell me why admiralty law...
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May.03.2011
As an employment lawyer who has represented employees for 25 years, I find that everyone thinks they already know their rights. After years of...
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May.04.2011
I was surprised when I watched this week’s episode of The Event and saw them swearing in the Vice President to be President. The plot is that the...
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donna-ballman's picture
May.12.2011
I did another guest post on AOL Jobs. This is what it was about: Most people assume their emails at work are private. Those people are wrong. There...
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donna-ballman's picture
May.17.2011
In my experience as an employment lawyer representing employees, I've found that the recession was particularly hard on older employees. They seem...
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pamela-dennison's picture
Feb.23.2009
Just when I thought Shadow couldn't improve any more, he surprises me! A few days ago, I had surgery. Because I didn't want David (you remember David...
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SusanVH's picture
Sep.19.2009
  There's nothing better than readers' reactions to your books. That's the real stuff. A Rock 'N' Roll Soldier fan posted this awesome...
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terry-odell's picture
Mar.01.2010
On Thursday, we looked at the aftermath of the movers putting everything in boxes. Reality hit. We have to deal with the rest! Our schedule didn't...
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Aug.22.2011
On Saturday, I went to a small writing seminar, focused on writing crime/mystery stories. One of the presenters was a bloodhound handler, and I...
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terry-odell's picture
Oct.10.2011
There are those who write via a "discovery draft" racing to get from page one to 'the end' and then going back and revising. And revising. And...
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paul-l-bates's picture
Jan.19.2011
One doesn’t have to be an anglophile to enjoy The King’s Speech, but it helps.  That’s not to say it’s a bad film—quite the contrary, it’s a...
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diane-lockward's picture
Nov.07.2010
Thank you all for the nice notes about my Verse Daily poem, Birdhouse. I challenged you to identify the form. Sadly, no one rose to that challenge!...
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marilyn-kallet's picture
Apr.25.2009
Never fails.   Whenever my husband's out of town, a prisoner escapes from Brushy Mountain Prison.   It's all over the news.  I don't know how these...
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Mar.06.2009
The short-lived student democracy movement of 1989 had one prominent supporter among the Communist Party leaders: Zhao Ziyang. Fearing a loss of...
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Dec.22.2009
I’m convinced I could construct a built-to-scale Kiddieland sort of Gitmo with all the unused straws that have passed through my hands on their way...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.