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Rona Gura
Nov26
Who's Listening??
Posted By : Rona Gura

For years my children have insisted that our computers, cell phones, and Alexa device listen to our conversation. I have always dismissed and laughed off their “conspiracy theories.” This week something happened that made me question whether they were right.   Yesterday, my stepson and I were discussing a certain designer necklace that he was consi

Rona Gura
Nov19
We All Make Mistakes
Posted By : Rona Gura

As a first year associate at a large firm, I was involved in a case wherein one of the partners of the firm made a mistake. With a lot of work from myself and the partner involved, and a gracious concession from our adversary, the mistake was rectified. I took away a life long lesson from that experience; I never begrudge another attorney for makin

Rona Gura
Nov12
Eating Around The World
Posted By : Rona Gura

Anyone who knows me knows I love to travel. One of my favorite aspects about travelling is learning about a different culture. I love eating where the “locals” eat, going into their supermarkets, and pharmacies all to see beyond what tourists normally see. I especially love being able to bring home a piece of another lifestyle. Usually, it’s their

Rona Gura
Nov05
Say Hello
Posted By : Rona Gura

Mitch’s blog this week really resonated with me. He wrote about how it’s no longer the American way to be considerate of others. My own observations have taken his comments one step further, we do not even acknowledge one another anymore.   My children have often remarked that I talk to everyone. And I do. I’ll strike up conversations with bank tel

Rona Gura
Oct29
I am Squeamish
Posted By : Rona Gura

I realized something about myself this week, I am squeamish. My stepson’s girlfriend recently severely cut her hand, requiring a trip to the hospital and numerous stitches. She was telling my husband and myself about her injury and offered to show pictures of the wound, stitches etc. to both of us.   My husband was very interested in the pictures a

Rona Gura
Oct01
My New Pen
Posted By : Rona Gura

With everything that was going on in the news last week, I thought I'd use my blog to relay an act of kindness that I experienced.   I was on the train going into New York City last week when I first noticed it, I didn’t have a pen. I can blame the new handbag that I was carrying but that’s a blog for another day. I politely asked the person sitt

Rona Gura
Sep24
New Beginnings
Posted By : Rona Gura

  This is a blog that I have been waiting over a year to write. A little more than a year ago, I decided that it would be best for me to terminate my law partnership, sell the office condominium that my partner and I own, and reset my career path. At that time, I was uncertain as to how that new career path would look.     What astounded me most

Rona Gura
Sep17
What's in Your Wallet?
Posted By : Rona Gura

  We had an interesting- and long-conversation over dinner last night. My stepson, who is in his third year of law school but already has a job offer from a large, prestigious New York law firm, was contemplating getting a new credit card. He was torn between three options, one that would give him hotel points, one card associated with an airline t

Rona Gura
Sep03
Following Tradition
Posted By : Rona Gura

  We spent Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia. My cousin’s daughter was married Sunday night so we spent the weekend with family. No better way to spend Labor Day weekend!!     A few weeks ago, I received a small package in the mail from the bride. In the package was a pen and a small note. On the note she wrote, “All my life I grew up seeing your

Rona Gura
Aug27
Morning Pick Me Up
Posted By : Rona Gura

  This blog is about coffee. And, perhaps, a bit about tea. Although, for me that’s a nighttime beverage. In this blog, I’m wondering how people get their early morning beverage.     I’m a Keurig user. With a simple press of a button, I get my morning coffee within moments. If I have to be in court or at an early Gotham meeting, I brew it into

Rona Gura
Aug20
It's Overwhelming
Posted By : Rona Gura

  There has been a lot going on with me this summer. We have been in the process of raising our home due to the effects of Super Storm Sandy. During the construction we had been living in a rental house and just moved back home last week. The process of moving back home after living somewhere else for a year has been daunting     In addition, I

Rona Gura
Aug13
And Suddenly, I'm in Paris
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Do you find yourself, once in a while, daydreaming at your desk?   This week I was working on a long difficult document and I really needed a bit of an intellectual break. So, for a few minutes I took a mental break and planned my dream trip. For me, that trip would be to Paris. While I was in Paris for one day while on a cruise, I would love

Rona Gura
Aug06
Happy Birthday
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Before the internet and cell phones there were two ways to wish someone a happy birthday. You either called them or mailed them a birthday card. With people you are close to, you probably would have done both. With cell phones and social media, our choices are much more expansive.     Currently, in addition to mailing cards and calling, one c

Rona Gura
Jul30
Who Earns What?
Posted By : Rona Gura

  I have to thank Corey Bearak for the following blog topic. He sent me an article from the NY Times. Essentially the article began as follows:     The share of women who earn more than their husbands, while still relatively small, is growing. When women do earn more, both husbands and wives seem uncomfortable — to the point of lying about it.  

Rona Gura
Jun18
Waiting to The Last Minute
Posted By : Rona Gura

  I always thought I was a procrastinator. In fact I would say that I had procrastination down to a science. I have come to realize that I am not a procrastinator. In fact, I am actually the opposite; I get my tasks completed early.     The realization came to me recently when I had a substantial set of responsive motion papers due. I had the pap

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