A question that was recently posed to me by a friend made me realize just how little folks understand about the law which applies to contracts. I won’t go into the specific details of the question that was posed, as I don’t think it’s something my friend would want to have publicized. The essence of the issue, however, was whether or not he could hold another individual to the terms of an agreement they had made. My friend had lived up to his side of the bargain, but the other guy had decided he no longer wanted to honor the deal. When I told him that I felt he should consider filing suit against the other party, my buddy’s response was typical: “I can’t. I don’t have anything in writing.” Fortunately for my friend, and despite widespread public belief to the contrary, a contract does not have to be in writing in order to be enforceable.
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I love summer in general, but one of the specific things I like about the season is it usually lends itself to a little more time to read. Hanging by the pool or in a hammock in the back yard with a good book is an ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Observed on the first Monday in September, according to the Department of Labor, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Today we think of Labor Day as one of those laid-back holidays, as the last holiday of summer and a time for back to school sales. Actually, the first Labor Day had a radical beginning.
Parents with young daughters like me have most likely been dragged into Justice, a popular retail store for girls and teens selling bright colored clothing, flavor-of-the-month trinkets and stuffed animals, costume jewelry and make-up. But a recent investigation by an ABC News affiliate reveals that all that glitters at Justice is far from gold.
Are you a dreamer? Do you strive to reach your dreams? Many people have dreams, but they never pursue them. Do they just give up? I have always been a dreamer, I admit it. I dream of wonderful things for me and my family, but I would never just give up on a dream.
The other day, I was going through a drawer looking for something when I came across a birthday card I received a few years ago. The Hallmark card, of course, was beautifully designed with pink roses on the front, but the verse it contained didn’t convey a sappy message as cards sometimes do, but rather some advice entitled A Little Guide to Life. The words made a lot of sense, so I thought I would share.
Several years back, as a part of new landscaping, a butterfly bush was planted on the corner of my garage. After only one summer and much to my disappointment, it died. I so enjoyed the pretty purple fragrant flowers it donned and, of course, the beautiful butterflies it attracted.
I am not one of those people who can bound out of bed, grab a shower and head out the door. I have to ease into things. My day has always started with a cup of coffee and the news. Sometimes I would surf Facebook and then I discovered Netflix.
I was perusing Facebook a few days ago when I saw a post about a back-to-school sale and I sadly realized that summer is half over! It seems like yesterday we were getting excited about the first nice days after the winter thaw and really, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be on the horizon before you know it.
Whether you are moving to a new place temporarily or you are moving for a fresh start or new job, the first few weeks can be daunting. You may find yourself thinking repeatedly that you just want to go home. I’ll admit it happens to the best of us and I have come to believe that we all go through a series of stages after moving somewhere new.