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What's the evidentiary standard for emojis?

January 22, 2016

by Brian Sullivan Shorthand has been around in one form or another since Xenophon described the trial of Socrates with papyrus and a feather. It’s a way to convey information in the shortest, easiest way possible. Today, with keyboards and social media ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: "Made to Order"

January 22, 2016

I persuaded a couple of my friends to eschew our usual pre-game breakfast place for a Mexican restaurant near my house. I’d been there once before. It’s housed in a former pizza joint, and although there’s not much atmosphere, they seem to ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: "Cauliflower Parmesan"

January 22, 2016

A few months ago I subscribed to the New York Times emailed cooking articles. It’s a weekly (or more) compendium of recipes. They are creative, amazing, and seasonal. I briefly glance at them, place into a special folder, and for the most part, will ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: "Not Your Father's Cocktail!"

January 22, 2016

My father was fond of telling this story. He returned home one day to find my mother playing cards and drinking with her friends. In a pique of outrage, he exclaimed, “They were mixing my Crown Royal with ginger ale! Why would they ruin good whiskey ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: New England Clam-dah

January 22, 2016

After dropping off our daughter at college in Boston for her sophomore year, my wife and I decided to take advantage of the re-emptied nest and tool around Cape Cod. It was a great time to visit, not too crowded and the weather was perfect. Beaches, dunes, ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: The Top Secret Tiger Club

January 22, 2016

Recently the State Bar Labor and Employment Section held its summer Tiger game outing. The organizers are to be commended for a great event. We had tickets not only to the game, but for a buffet in the “Tiger Club.” That’s where the story ...