Thursday, October 09, 2008

It's a mystery

Philip Henslow: Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the theater business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.
Hugh Fennyman: So what do we do?
Henslow: Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well.
Fennyman: How?
I don't know. It's a mystery.

-- Shakespeare in Love

It's the strangest thing.

Just when I think that things are dire and that failure is on the brink, something happens, completely unexpectedly, to pull me back from the precipice.

Yesterday I was lamenting the fact that, upon finishing a final brief for Former BossMan, I'm out of legal work. I had been trying to network and get my name out there, but nothing had come of it.

So I'm plugging away, and I pick up the home phone to call someone, and there's a message. From a guy who found my profile on, saw that I have experience in administrative law, and called because he needs a lawyer to help him with an administrative appeal. Which is pretty much the type of litigation I've been doing my entire 14 year career.

Now, the crazy thing is -- other than the sheer poetry of the timing -- I didn't even know that my FindLaw profile was even up yet. I have been working with my customer service rep, but the last I heard from him, he was going to draft a profile and send it to me for my approval before posting anything. So imagine my surprise when my prospective client tells me that he found me on the internet.

So, it looks like I may have a new paying client. We'll see what happens. But it's certainly encouraging.


  1. Yay! I hope that works out well for you.

  2. if you were my friend Lisa, she would say it was the energy your are putting into the universe. You put it out there and it's coming back.

    That always sounds a little bit like a stray cat to me. And really, I hate cats.

    So, really, it's much more likely that it's just good stuff!

    (Or maybe it's all good wishes and thoughts I've been sending from Norway...So, you're welcome-ha)

    I'm glad for you. It's all going to be okay!

  3. Ughhhh...
    "the good energy you are..."

    Yes, I know how to English.


  4. I think there's something to what Elizabeth said about the energy you put out into the universe. I KNOW this is going to work out for you. I just know it.

  5. I appreciate everyone's encouragement. We'll be alright. We just need to make it to May, and then we can get out of here.