I’ve labored for several minutes over what should be the first sentence of this first post on this new blog. I’ve been saved by the weather. It really is a dark and stormy night…
I’m a wandering public interest lawyer. I’ve worked in or near the civil legal aid arena since getting out of law school (Temple Law School, a/k/a “The Harvard of North Broad Street”) in 2003. Here’s more about me and what I hope to do with the blog.
The past few months have been a drag. I ran into health troubles, and after some fits and starts in getting well I ultimately had to step away from my career. It took a couple of aimless months to figure out a good next step. But I got it sorted out in April. So, after stints in Philly (I grew up there, but also practiced law until 2005), DC (2005-13), and Chicago (2013-last week), the next step is, naturally, Driggs, Idaho. Driggs!
Driggs is nestled right up on the Rocky Mountains, just over the mountain pass from Jackson, Wyoming. It’s a starkly pretty place, and it’s got just what I need right now: a bunch of breathtaking natural beauty and a whole lot of space. It’ll be a good place to think about next steps, professionally and personally.
What this blog will be: I miss the legal aid community already. I’ve worked with those rascals for almost 15 years. So I’ll use this blog to stay current – and to keep others current, too – on news and developments. I’ll also broaden the scope to include related public policy goings-on. And I’ll blog about this new life in the mountains: hikes, runs, pictures, people, adventures. And music. And Philadelphia Phillies baseball.
This seems right for new starts: