I'm one of those people that will step up if he has something to say but can be found in the corner quietly listening if he doesn't. Have something to say, that is. And the events, if I can call them that, of the last few days have produced nothing worthy of repeating.
However, I have found that the problem I had in school with lingering over-long on essays has translated quite nicely to my resume writing challenge. And I'm not sure why, exactly. There's not much creative writing involved in a resume. But when you've not held a job for a couple of years you find that a simple recitation of your career highlights falls a little flat, especially when you're writing about the exciting field of Information Technology!
I've been spending some time reading up on the technological aspects of a law practice. My background and experience seems to fit quite nicely into the job description of an IT manager for a small firm. And the new FRCP discovery rules appear to offer a peg onto which I can hang my hat. But without a clear direction it's all just research for now.
The one very bright side of being in this twilight zone between the bar and gainful employment is that I've been able to spend a lot of time with my 18 month old granddaughter. I am sure glad that I appreciate being alive. And nothing makes me appreciate life more than seeing the smile on her little face as she plays peek-a-boo, or hide and seek, or tries to climb up onto my lap with a book in her hands saying, "Papa. Book. Book."
One of these days I look forward to that book being by an author named Prosser, or maybe Chemerinsky!