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Why it pays to break the rules

If my calculations are correct, when the car hits 88 miles an hour, you’re gonna see some serious shit. This, of course, is one of the many memorable one-liners from Back to the Future, one of my all-time favorite movies (One of our dogs is named Einstein, inspired by Doc …

Why perfect is an illusion

I can’t say exactly when my love affair with Bon Jovi began. When I was growing up, some mysterious force led me to spend my allowance on a cassette tape of Slippery When Wet—the 1986 album that features many of Bon Jovi’s best-known songs. Since then, “Livin’ on a Prayer” …

I can’t do it.

There are three stages to change. You think you can’t do something. You’re forced to do it (or you’re brave enough to try). You find out that you actually can. I used to think that I needed a few hours to write a blog post. One day, I decided to …

The 3 most courageous words you can say

I wanted to drop what I was doing, stand up on the podium, and applaud her in front of 90 students. At the time, I was teaching a Constitutional Law class in a big lecture hall. We were covering the intricacies of the Commerce Clause, and at one point during …

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