First, let’s kill all the lawyer jokes
Shakespeare did not quite word it this way, but enough about Shakespeare. I’m a retired lawyer who is also a humourist. This combination has lead to me to be accused of being an oxymoron.
Over the years I have written numerous articles and published two books. One is entitled Birth, Death and Other Trivialities: A Humorous Philosophical Look at the Human Condition. The second and most recent is Poutine on the Orient Express: An Irreverent Look at Travel, which I'm unapologetically promoting here.
So, what the heck is this website for? One, hopefully there are parts that will make you laugh. Two, maybe you'll buy one or both of my books. Bless you. Three, you might ask me to come out and speak at your event.
Like comedian Henny Youngman once said, “Live your life like a fried egg- sunny side up!”
Here’s a small sample of some of the classical pieces that appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and other fine publications resulting in a wave of uncontrollable hilarity:
Cash Me If You Can- All about the joys of trying to break a $100 bill at a bank that has neither tellers nor cash. (Globe and Mail)
A Mouse, A Trap and Me- A discussion about mediating with your wife and daughter as to how to get rid of a mouse, humanely and to their complete satisfaction. (Globe and Mail)
It's nothing personal, Lot 6 A story about buying a house in a subdivision where the builder calls all the purchasers not by their names, but by their house lot number. (Toronto Star)
A legal career’s comic turn Can lawyers retire and become humourists? Actually, we are not retired; we are amused. (Just Magazine-Ontario Bar Association)
The crying judge: Compassion does not equal bias All about judges with hearts. (The Lawyer's Daily) pdf
Judge in Jeopardy- No good deed goes unpunished. The dangers of a kind judge going the extra kilometre (The Lawyer's Daily) pdf
“Are you retired yet?” was the most common question people would ask me before I closed my law practice. The second most common question was, “When are you retiring?” ( INSPIRED 55+ lifestyle magazine)