I Think, Therefore I’m in Trouble

Are the thought police coming? Fast forward a bit.  Government legislation says all our thoughts are to be monitored. To ensure compliance residents must wear a thought transponder (“TT”) on their heads. You zoom along the highway when suddenly you hear a siren and...

Hello? Whatever

The youth seem to have a language of their own, as I guess they always have had. It is not quite a whole language. It just involves a number of distinct phrases. The other night one of my daughter’s friends left a voice mail message: “Hi Natalie.  Like...

Capital Idea

One of the best lessons lawyers can learn is, know your judge. I fondly recall a case I had where a client pled guilty to impaired driving. She operated a car after having consumed a glass of wine too many. Maybe two glasses. OK, so her blood alcohol level was about 3...

The Mouse in the House

A mouse recently moved into my house. I had not seen a real live mouse since my formative years in Montreal. In the 1950s, a mouse in a downtown Montreal tenement was about as commonplace as a smoked meat sandwich. You wouldn’t think of complaining to the...

Of Judges and Jedis

A seemingly not too notorious criminal case made its way into the news. Twenty four year old Lavinia Woodward, a student at Oxford University, stabbed her boyfriend in the leg with a bread knife. She was apparently angry at him for telling her mom she had been...

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