June 12, 2022 – Protect Yourself! Read Your Lease!

Good Afternoon! I hope this newsletter finds you doing well. This week, I will focus on a disturbing new trend of Florida landlords inserting clauses in residential leases authorizing the landlord to increase the rent before the lease has even expired. If you are...

March 27, 2022 – Words, A Poem by Ryan Torrens

Words   I am a lawyer. I do battle with words.   But some things are just too deep for words to say. To express our pain, we must find another way.   Poetry has its own language, the language of the heart. Through a poem, our healing can finally start....

March 25, 2022 – Increased Alcohol Addiction: Another Collateral Consequence of the Pandemic

The New York Times published a disturbing yet informative article on March 22, 2022, detailing how alcohol-related deaths increased by 25 percent in 2020 compared with 2019. In fact, among adults younger than 65, alcohol-related deaths actually outnumbered deaths from...

March 18, 2022 – Rich Roll’s Inspiring Interview with Tim Ferriss

The other day I listened to an inspiring podcast interview and felt compelled to share about it. It was Tim Ferriss’s recent interview with Rich Roll, a former attorney turned endurance athlete extraordinaire. While the entire interview was interesting, the most...

November 6, 2021 – Reflections of 5 Years in Recovery

I recently celebrated 5 years in recovery from addiction to alcohol. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for being granted this gift of recovery, a gift so many struggling with addiction find illusive. I will never know why I was given this opportunity to live a...

September 26, 2021 – What Is Your Mountaintop?

I was taking some time today to think and reflect and I was thinking about British fiction author Neil Gaiman’s commencement address he gave in 2012 at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. In his fantastic, inspiring speech, Gaiman speaks about his journey to the...