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Reality Check

I was having a mellow Sunday, finishing the American Lawyer column I started in February on work life balance in a dismal economy (the writing-for-print lead times continue to boggle me), thinking about things like how grateful I am for the person who came up with adjustable waist kids' pants...

...when I stumbled across the story of Madeline Alice Spohr, daughter of Heather and Mike Spohr.  She died last month, after a difficult gestation, premature birth, and giving her family 17 months of joy. The family has been raising money for the March of Dimes in Maddie's name for some time; they ask that we continue to help them do so.  The desolation of losing a child...my head cannot begin to wrap itself around it. My deepest sadness and condolences to their family.


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