Columns

The Art of Making Bread

April 27, 2016

I have a friend who owns a bakery. He once told me that making bread is not so much a science as it is an art. He explained, with some frustration, “I can make it with the exact same ingredients, in the exact same way, but it will never turn out the ...

Renowned judge used story-telling to share lessons

April 27, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief As the oldest public school in the United States, Boston Latin School has a distinguished group of alums, including the likes of Founding Fathers John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson ...

Mom and I make a greens pie

April 27, 2016

When I experiment in the kitchen, there are two variables: whether the dish is successful, and if I can recreate the recipe. This leads to four possible outcomes. 1)  Tasty and replicable! (best possible outcome)    2) Tasty but unlikely ...

The reverse side always has a reverse side

April 27, 2016

Learning to see from another’s viewpoint The key to successful negotiation, whether mano a mano or with the help of a mediator, is understanding that the person with whom you are in conflict sees the situation differently than you do.  Sounds simple ...

A tent vs. jail cell, you make the call

April 27, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek    I just renewed my license tabs, and noticed that if my plate was 10 years or older, it had to be replaced to ensure that it was legible.  MCL 257.225(2) states that a registration plate shall be “in a place ...

'Trailblazer' turned focus to career in law

April 27, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Her lawyer called her the “perfect plaintiff.” It was a legal compliment that took years for the litigant to fully appreciate. In 1988, Shelly Schellenberg had her parents uppermost in mind when she decided ...