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MyShingle Turns 15!

“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks” — Samuel Johnson Last night at 11:33 pm 15 years ago, I launched MyShingle into the world. I’d worked on my site, all through the summer and fall – late nights, tracking down all of the links that would become the first version of…

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A Somber 14th Birthday for MyShingle

On December 9, 2016, I will celebrate 14 years of blogging at MyShingle. Or perhaps observe is the better word. Because these days, this blog brings me as much sadness as joy  as I grieve for my life and the world as they were back in those optimistic days when I unleashed my blog into…

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Celebrating 13 Years of Blogging, the Legal Profession’s Big Magic

MyShingle beginning

Sometime in early 2003 — when blogging and MyShingle were still in their infancy — I learned that Jerry Lawson, one of legal blogging’s pioneers, would be speaking about blogging at a local public library.  I hustled down to the even, and before the talk began, I introduced myself to Jerry. Jerry had heard of…

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MyShingle Turns Twelve.

Twelve years and a couple of hours ago, I launched, determined to create a site that would support and celebrate solo and small firm lawyers . Since then, so much has changed within the legal profession and for me personally. Just to take one example, the Yellow Pages are no longer the preferred form…

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MyShingle Turns Eleven

Sometime in the evening of December 9, 2002, I clicked the enter button and launched MyShingle’s inaugural post into cyberspace. My blog has created some great opportunities — but eleven years is also a long, long time to be blogging. Each year, more blogs emerge and it becomes increasingly difficult to stay relevant and keep…

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Celebrating A Decade At MyShingle

Ten years ago yesterday, I pushed the “enter” key and launched on to the World Wide Web.  I didn’t know what to expect, but I fell in love with the medium and my solo/small beat so I just couldn’t stop.  But this blog has been so much more than just a place to write…

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A Blog Post for My Father

This blog has been dark for several days, since my father died on Saturday, an unbearably sad event made worse by the circumstances surrounding his passing. Temporarily, our family has put these events out of our mind to focus on his life and our memories like these. Regular postings will resume early next week. My…

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MyShingle Celebrates Its 9th Blawg-i-versary

On December 9, 2002, I launched MyShingle into the blawgosphere with this Welcome Post. At the time, I had no idea where my site was headed but I was excited to join the first generation of legal blawgers, particularly as one of the few solos among them. Over time, the seeds that I planted took…

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