My mom’s birthday was last month. On her birthday, I thought about our times together and apart. She and my aunt had moved back to Virginia when we lived there and had followed us from Roanoke to Richmond. Years later we moved to Dallas.

The picture is from Jill’s wedding in 2005, the second to

I’m unsure how first year lawyers will start this year, but no matter how you or they start, it will likely not be with the miscues I experienced when I left the USAF and became an associate in what was then a mid-sized, now a tiny law firm in Roanoke, Virginia.

Given how appropriate dress