Black Lives Matter

June 5, 2020

Reagan famously referred to the United States as a shining city on a hill with the eyes of all people upon us.  Today, that shining city has risen up in protest because we have manifestly failed to live up to

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Sherlock Holmes Day

May 21, 2020

Tomorrow is Sherlock Holmes Day!  Mystery and deduction fans rejoice in honor of the most famous consulting detective of all time.  As a lifelong fan, here are some fun bits of trivia I’d like to share:

Sherlock’s first appearance in …

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The Barrister Bounce Back Plan

May 13, 2020

Update 30 June 2020: the sustained protests against police violence has created a natural experiment that has produced the heartening if unsurprising finding that the proper use of masks really does significantly reduce the transmission of SARS-COV-2.  While our Barrister …

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How to sew a face mask with minimal skills and materials

April 7, 2020

The first time I had to sew something by hand because I didn’t have access to a sewing machine, it felt like it was going to take an eternity.  (If you must know, it was a Captain Jack Sparrow costume,

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