"Aren't we all the sum of our experiences, whether good or bad? In my case, I am fortunate to have had a plethora of life experiences that combine to help me deal with the multitude of issues a family lawyer has to address."
Betting websites are is reporting on activity leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl -- bets placed not on the actual game but on the length of the national anthem. They report that it will log in between 2:15 and 2:25.
Some people seem to have a problem with the fact that there's an opera singer singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. So here are several pieces of information you should know about opera before you see Renee Fleming belt out the national anthem Sunday.
So what does this baseball and national ritual talk have to do with the current immigration debate in the United States? Concisely, I am intrigued that a New York born, Puerto Rican is told to go back to Mexico in response to his performance of God Bless America.
The next time you decide it's your place to denigrate an entire population, make faulty assumptions about people's backgrounds or assert your self-perceived supremacy, remember that you are exposing the emptiness of not just your thoughts, but of your human dignity.
Is it Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' sweet "Same Love"? Is it Miley Cyrus' not-so-sweet "We Can't Stop"? What about Mariah Carey's Twitter-ready "#Beautiful"? I rank the 10 biggest songs of summer 2013 and pick a winner -- and I give Ke$ha the greatest nickname she'll ever, ever have.
On the steps of the Supreme Court, we began to sing the national anthem. I'm amazed by how incredible it feels to sing this. It's a powerful thing to hear a host of men's voices blending together, marginalized citizens showing pride in and passion for a country slow to embrace them fully.
Some people held their right hand over their heart. Many had taken off their ball caps. And standing there amid the crowd, I could hear the soft strains of folks singing the words to our national anthem.
Americans, in time of such great tragedy, can be truly awe-inspiring in their unity and resolve. But is that enough? Is it enough to belt out the national anthem for a few days and then return to business as usual?