Well, for those of you who haven’t heard already, I successfully passed the February 2010 Wisconsin Bar Exam, and have been certified eligible for admission to the practice of law in Wisconsin. The good news is that I passed. The worrying news is that I have to go find a job, preferably one in my chosen profession. With this in mind, I am planning on opening shop in my home town of Edgerton, Wisconsin. This seemed like a good idea about a year ago, when there was little competition, but now there are at least three other firms located in this city with a total population of under 5,000.

While these figures are worrisome, I have been bombarded with questions from friends, family, and acquaintances since my graduation from law school. Soon, I can replace “I’m not a lawyer yet” with an actual opinion that might actually provide guidance on the matters I am quizzed about. I think if I can turn even a fraction of these people into actual clients, I might be able to make a go of it anyway.

Part of the reason for my interest in hanging my shingle in Edgerton is that I am heavily invested in the community. I bought a house in downtown last year, and my great-grandfather bought a farm right outside of the same town a century ago this year. My family lives there and operates the farm to this day. I grew up here as did generations before me. As many friends as I have made in Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, I came back to discover that I still had plenty of friends in my home town. I have enjoyed every city I have lived in, however I think I would rather raise a family and build a practice in the only one I’ve ever really considered home.

With that in mind, it’s good to be home.

Yes, I am aware I still have a website, and no I am not going to be updating it regularly for the time being. Well, now that I’ve got that out of the way, you’re probably looking for an explanation (or a link to money saving coupons, which is not what this site does). Long story short, yes I did graduate from law school, and I am busy studying for the bar exam. Studying takes up most of my day, every day, so I have little to devote to updating this site. Also, after spending six hours studying the law of Real Property, I really don’t have anything to say that isn’t either incredibly boring or just plain disturbing. For all of you who can’t wait to hear me talk about equitable servitudes and the Rule Against Perpetuities , do not despair. Sometime in early March, I’ll be ready, willing, and able to expound on this blog about all things tech and all things legal.

Until then, may all of your remainders be indefeasibly vested,


I’ve been doing some occasional web site development for a few friends, and I decided to take a look at my own site. This place has seen far better days. I have been caught up in my day-to-day operations so long that I have largely forgotten to post to my own blog. Just a few posts ago, I’m inviting people to the Spring 2006 Rush events at my fraternity. I keep repeating this, but I need to start posting useful updates again. And hopefully I will.

Life in Chicago is fun, and I am actually enjoying law school (I generally don’t admit that to people, however my secret is safe here, as nobody really reads this site.) I’m thinking about writing about information privacy and security issues more often, however I am not sure whom my audience is. Whatever I post, it will be a welcome change from the last 228 days since I posted last.

Well, my blog is becoming a bi-yearly publication, so here is the summer 2008 edition. Things seem to be going pretty well, as I’m splitting my time this summer between Chicago and Southern Wisconsin. It’s not been the most productive summer, but it has been worthwhile nonetheless. I spent a week in Las Vegas to attend a friend’s wedding and had a great time, in spite of the fact that I don’t really gamble. I’m attending another wedding this week that promises to be less fun, as the bride and groom recently alienated the best man. It’s long and somewhat complicated, however it’s not entirely unexpected.

This weekend I’ll be back in my home town of Edgerton where I will be driving a mini-car in the Tobacco Heritage Days Parade on Sunday. I’ll also be at the Fulton Lodge F&AM Fish Fry on Friday afternoon. Beyond that, I’m also seeing some family that’s visiting from out of town and going to a few weekend parties.

I’ll probably write an update on the results of the weekend, however it might be just in time for the Winter ’08-Spring ’09 edition.

Well, I said that I would post more often, and since my last post was sometime in January, this is it. Apparently, referring to buying a decanter for my Glenlivet as getting a gift for my favorite 12 year old is a sure way to draw dirty looks during the holiday season. Well, you can’t win them all. I just finished my second semester of law school, and now I’m enjoying the passage from 1L to 2L. It’s a strangely wonderful feeling, largely because the path was laden with so few wonderful feelings. All I can say is that it hurt so good. Law school involves a peculiar variety of masochism in that almost every day is a trial by fire. Hardly a day goes past in which either the professor grills you to divine your understanding, or that you live in mortal fear of the same. It does get a little better as time passes, but the fundamental fears still are the same. Also, it’s important to note that a loss of that fear is nothing to want. The fear of being embarrassed in front of your fellow students and the professor is what can drive you to maintain a level of quality in your studies. But enough about that topic… (more…)

Lion outside of the Art Institute (Closeup)Lions outside of the Art Institute.Well, the Chicago Bears are headed to the Super Bowl and it shows. The entire city is awash in blue and orange as the faithful celebrate the first time the Bears are headed
to the bowl since 1985. I feel a little like a pilgrim in an unholy land, but there are a few other Packers fans around here, so I don’t entirely feel left out. I don’t think I really have anything better to write, so I think I’ll hold off for now. I mainly just wanted to post some photos I shot this Friday. I’m planning on doing some sort of photologue on my experiences in the city over the next few months. Check back here for updates in the near future, as I plan on adding more commentary on the whole law school experience also.

It’s official, I have found a place in Chicago near Loyola (and the Red Line) that is only about 30 minutes away from the loop. I’ll post some more details soon, but I will be trading my room in Madison overlooking Camp Randall Stadium for the bustling metropolis (almost) overlooking the lake.

It’s been a while since I’ve added a new update to my personal site. For those of you who don’t know, a very large Uninterupterable power supply that I was lifting slipped from my hands and landed on my toe on Halloween, so I got to spend the evening in the emergency room as opposed to spending it dressed as the Bishop of Oxford. Other than that, things have been well. My toe is healing nicely, and I’m getting ready to move. Madison is a wonderful city, however I think a change of scenery is about due. Unfortunately, most of my friends are still right here in the southern Wisconsin area, so I’ll still be visiting fairly often for business and pleasure. I just got back from a Shrine ceremonial (where we induct new members into the Shriners) and I’m a little tired. I’m still planning on posting a few comments about last semester, but that will have to wait for another day. There are a few classes I would like to suggest, and a few I’d like to pan.

And with that, goodnight

And here I am.  I said I would put something here, but as things piled up at the end of the semester, I took quite a long hiatus from writing here.  For those who don’t know, I graduated this spring, and I am going to law school next year.  I’m looking forward to it, but I’ll present the details later.

What I wanted to focus this posting on was how the end of the semester went.  I will probably write a full length article on this at some point, but this was one of my most eye opening semesters.  I took classes not because they were directly applicable to my major, but because they filled a credit hole that I had.  Although I wasn’t exceedingly excited by my class lineup, I think I learned more that I can actually apply to the world around me this semester than any previous semester.  A deeper understanding of literature and the arts can deepen the enjoyment that one experiences when they interact with it.  In the next couple of weeks, I’ll post more information on the classes and professors that made all the difference.  I have a new job now, so I am still easing into the schedule.  Expect more posts more frequently soon.  I’ve been in a little rut lately, but I’m enjoying the summer here in Madison.

Ah, the end of the semester is soon at hand. I had my last class with Professor Bender today, and his lecture really made me think of how I’ve actually grown fond of his style of teaching. It isn’t a far jump, but he really made Victorian Poetry an engaging topic. I still have one paper left to hand in and some finals to prepare for, all while counting down to graduation, so I’ll be fairly occupied with that for the next week. After I have most of my university work out of the way, I’ll post a semester and, dare I say, undergraduate wrap up exploring the highlights of my experiences and my predictions for the future.

I can’t believe that the end of my undergraduate career is here at last, however it is a welcome state. I enjoy being a student, but I think it’s time to move on… to Grad School! Well, someday I’ll have to get a real job and a real career, but I think I’ll just continue to ignore the subject for a few more years.

Good luck to everyone who is taking finals this coming week, and congratulations to everyone graduating.

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