Today marks the final day of the first quarter of 2015. Three months in the books. Nine months to go. Presuming you are a person who resolves - each and every January 1 - to do (or to not do) certain things, today might be a good day for you to take stock of where you are in that endeavor. How resolute have you been these first three months?
I am spending a little bit of time tomorrow morning doing something a bit out-of-the-ordinary for me. I am participating in Career Day at Wardlaw-Hartridge. As I understand it, Rudy Brandl of Wardlaw-Hartridge contacted only seventy-five or eighty other graduates who practice law in New Jersey with no luck lining up a panelist before settling on Yours truly. I am looking forward to the event quite a bit. As someone who spends almost no time at all in the company of teenagers, when I am with them I am always struck by two things: How smart they are and how young they look.
My goal tomorrow morning is modest. I hope to leave them no more damaged than they are upon their arrival at the beginning of my presentation. I spent the youth of my two children working damn hard trying to not to fuck up their lives. I owe it to the room full of other's children with whom I shall spend a couple of hours early tomorrow morning to extend them the same courtesy.