Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

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Make the Man, Make the Money

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Total Black: $631.22
Total Red: $230,281.21

At the temp position today, one of the other contract attorneys gave me a fortune cookie.  I think he had received an extra with his order, so he offered it up and I said I’d take it.  I figured, “Why not?  I could use goodFortune fortune.”  Unlike fortune cookies from a few years ago, fortune cookies of today seem to have lost their foresight.  My fortune cookie read: “Wealth is not in making money, but in making the man while he is making the money.”  No fortune-telling there, just a bit of wisdom being passed on.  But for me, it is a very apt and timely “fortune.”  And one worth teasing out a bit further. Keep reading . . .

危 機 ≠ Opportunity

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Total Black: $343.42
Total Red: $228,413.23

Earlier today I caught myself repeating an often heard adage that the Chinese word for crisis is formed from characters for danger and opportunity.  Thus every crisis brings with it opportunity.  I had been speaking with a guy from one of the bookclubs I organize and strayed too far afield into my personal situation. Keep reading . . .