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Presentation to County Counsel’s Association on Mandamus

May 16th, 2011 | Posted in Articles, Professional | Comments Off on Presentation to County Counsel’s Association on Mandamus

On May 13, 2011, I made a presentation to the County Counsel’s Association at their Spring 2011 Health and Welfare Section Meeting. I’ve attached to this post my powerpoint presentation and the program materials.

Cherry Blossoms

June 11th, 2009 | Posted in Articles, Personal | Comments Off on Cherry Blossoms

Beginning in the morning and continuing throughout the day was my dogged pursuit of the perfect photograph of falling cherry blossoms. The season is ending, the trees are losing their flowers and every gust of wind brings drifting flecks of pink. I imagine it would affirm my skill as a photographer to capture the blossoms as a backdrop to the crowds everywhere, but the prize somehow eludes me.

Definitely Not TSA

June 11th, 2009 | Posted in Articles, Personal | Comments Off on Definitely Not TSA

Going through security at Narita made the comparisons with home as stark as they get. I began the ritual familiar to air travelers everywhere. Take off the shoes, take out the lap top, it’s time to be led like cattle through the gate. Except this time a uniformed guard offered me leather slippers to lessen the indignity.