Yes, it’s been awhile since I visited my old stomping grounds. Truth is, I took a hiatus from blogging about law and politics, turning my attention instead to training for the Illinois Marathon this past April with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Program. Also during that period, I had hoped to move out of the solo practice of law (which is what I’ve been doing since early 2001, except for a brief stint with a suburban law firm), but that hasn’t panned out so far.
So, I’m back.
You didn’t think I could stay away for an entire presidential election season, did you?
Hah. Not a chance.
As much as I’d like to ignore the lunacy of electoral politics in America, I find it doesn’t get any better when I ignore it. If anything, it gets worse – to-wit: The presumptive Republican nominee has taken up with Donald Trump (that is, four-time bankruptcy filer Donald Trump), who can’t seem to give up on his lunatic-fringe birther conspiracy theory despite the fact that the President laid the issue to rest more than a year ago. Note that I don’t say Pres. Obama laid the controversy to rest, because that implies there was an actual controversy over his place of birth; rational human beings accepted the so-called “short form” birth certificate his campaign produced back in 2008 for what it was: conclusive legal proof of his birth here in these United States. Indeed, try to get a copy of your own birth certificate, or your spouse’s or child’s birth certificate, anywhere in the United States and you’re likely to be given essentially the same document. Because it’s a damn birth certificate.
But I digress.
The point is, I wander off for a few months to train for a marathon and when I come back, lo and behold, people are just as crazy as when I left. If not more so. Only now, there’s a presidential election at stake and I’m not going to sit on the sidelines and let the craziness go unchecked.
So I’ll be stopping by here every so often to bring the sanity, if it’s possible to bring the sanity anymore. Feel free to comment, if you’re so inclined, and maybe even share a post with your friends if you think it’s worthy. Just know this: I’m not going to suffer the lunatic fringe lightly. Forewarned is forearmed, or something like that.
Also, I’m happy to announce that I’ll also be returning to co-host The Tim Corrimal Show on Sundays (thanks, Tim, for having me back!). And yes, I will still post occasional running-related posts over at my running blog, Running … From Chicago, if you’re in to that sort of thing.
And finally, if you’re on the Twitter Machine you can follow me (@D_v_E) – and if you drop me a line, I’ll even follow back.
So buckle in, people. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.