Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summer Time New York City

One of the great joys of living in New York City is that in August, Donnette and I will pick out a neighborhood each evening and hang out. Each neighborhood is so unique, it is like visiting a different city. Last nite we chose Madison Park in Chelsea. Madison Park is a beautiful green oasis in the the heart of Manhattan. We found a bench and listen to five people sitting at table all playing ukaleles and next to them sitting in a circle were about ten people meditating -only in New York.

As we left the park we stumbled upon "Echo" in the center of the park. The statue is designed by Jaume Plensa, perhaps the premier public artist of his generation. Echo refers to an episode in Greek mythology in which the loquacious nymph Echo is forced as punishment to repeat only the thoughts of others.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

And Justice For All

I recently finished the most difficult trial of my career. My client Robert McCoy was found guilty of three counts of first degree murder. At the penalty phase the jury after 6 hours of deliberations imposed the death penalty.