August 10, 2022

What Don’t I Know? How Can I Find it?

One regret I have about my information sharing, particularly my blog at, is that while people may search for a topic when they have a legal problem, they really don’t know what I have in this blog and how valuable it can be, especially for West Virginians, in preventing legal problems and preparing for… View Article

August 8, 2022

Summing Up: Enhancing the Human Brain 2022. 3.0

I have finished the Audiobook version of “Building the Digital Brain” by Tiago Forte. For the right reader, I reassess my rating and give it 5 stars. Who is the “right reader”? The author suggests that all “knowledge workers” can benefit. I agree, but the author appears to be focused on people who market themselves… View Article

July 23, 2022

Enhancing the Human Brain 2022. 2.0

I was inspired in my prior post by this book, “Building a Second Brain” by Tiago Forte. I haven’t finished it, but the idea of building upon layers of tools to organize thoughts, save materials, and be able to marshall them for creative and potentially profitable projects is a great one. The achievers of the… View Article

July 20, 2022

Enhancing the Human Brain 2022

I am halfway through my audiobook,  “Building a Second Brain”, by Tiago Forte, 4.6 stars on Amazon. I give it four stars myself. Correction; as of 7-22-2022,  I now assess it as 3 stars, with hope it will improve. As I approach 2/3 finished, the author has become repetitive, less precise, and not willing to… View Article

June 27, 2022

Harder to be a Moderate in Partisan Times

If you want a “how to” or “top ten list”, just go to   and enter a search term. This humble visual was prompted by the reversal by our U.S. Supreme Court of Roe v. Wade. Watch this space.

June 17, 2022

The New 50%-50% WV Child Custody Law

Thank you, David McMahon: This link is too important not to post now and figure out how to disseminate better later. No, I am not “for the Mother”; I am “for the Child” and an advocate for my client, but this new “one size fits all” law which we successfully fought against for 5 years,… View Article

June 16, 2022

Finding the Right Lawyer

Let’s be honest here. When I pose this question, I am asking, “How can you find me?”, because, within my subject and geographical area, I am confident enough to believe that I am the lawyer you need. So, here goes: If you have heard of me and are within an hour or two drive from… View Article

June 13, 2022

Practical Technology Tips: What Works

My last seminar presentation, July 2019; good stuff here.

May 17, 2022


The Internet Mountain Range I received this request from a person purporting to be a Dutch Lawyer practicing in Latvia. Since it arrived on the 50th anniversary of my graduation from the WVU College of Law, I used it as the launching pad for a “summing up” of what I have learned practicing law and… View Article

April 21, 2022

Our Helpful Resources: Writings and Videos

The information we share here is not case-specific and IS NOT legal advice, but there is much useful information in my writing and videos. It is written for “real people”, so it isn’t exactly scholarly. It is based on 50 years of lawyering and 19 years of formal education. It does NOT purport to teach… View Article