Columns

May It Please the Palate: Bob Goes Greek

October 16, 2020

One of my favorite Dad jokes involves a Middle Eastern appetizer and a used car salesman. You know the one. Guy goes to a dealership, kicks a few tires, and then Bob comes hustling over. You all know Bob: he’s the ex-high school football player with ...

Commentary: I'm glad I'm a failure

October 16, 2020

By Heidi A. Lawson BridgeTower Media Newswires A little over two years ago I started a company with a co-founder, gave notice at my job, and jumped into being an entrepreneur. Eight months into the venture, for a variety of reasons — some out of my control ...

My Turn: Judge keeps strong ties to Jewish homeland

October 16, 2020

For U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman, it has become almost a fall ritual to lead a group of friends and former colleagues on a week-long trip to Israel for an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. But this year, of course, such plans have ...

May It Please the Palate: Pandemic Pancakes

October 16, 2020

Pandemic or no, man’s still gotta eat; the question is where. Since March 15 (except for a handful of meals), that’s been at home. As for breakfast, with nowhere to rush off to (and Zoom meetings in pajama bottoms), it’s an opportunity ...

My Turn: Echoes of a crisis reverberate to this very day

October 16, 2020

He was deep in Africa, deeper than most people realized. He was in Malawi, a far-flung country that nobody will ever mistake for a resort destination. It is a little-known African nation, negligible in size and surrounded by Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia. His ...

My Turn: An unlikely case that turned into a 'deadly' switch

October 16, 2020

Laughs have been in short supply of late, due in large part to a nasty contagion that continues to spread faster than a California wildfire. Those tragedies then are compounded by a 24-hour news cycle that seems bent on reporting and dissecting every offhanded ...