"Barba Crescit, Caput Nescit"

  • "The Beard Grows, But The Head Does Not Grow Wiser."



  • My new, lovely parting gift for all parties.


  • Judge Kaye Tertzag is one of my heroes. One of the first facilitators, he would give out these refrigerator magnets at his hearings. Though the Judge died in 2009, I still have this magnet on my refrigerator 10 years later. Judge Tertzag and I did not agree on some very big political issues, but he was the professional embodiment of his 3Ps: Be Prompt, Be Prepared, Be Polite.


  • "Lawyers work hard and, like us, they're human, many of them."-Dick Cavett


  • “A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.” - H. L. Mencken


  • "We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can."
    "Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious."-Will Rogers


  • "And do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends." William Shakespeare

Detroit GT

  • Detroit GT is the website of artist Christopher Gorski. A lifetime Detroiter and certified "Car nut", he studied at the premiere College of Art and Design in Detroit - the Center for Creative Studies (CCS). One hand drawn shirt in high school has grown into a full line of apparel and merchandise celebrating Detroit and other uniquely Michigan locales.

    His Detroit Landmark graphic art pieces are remarkable. Some are shown below, and I have 8 of them framed on my office walls (see blog post).

    The prints can be purchased through the site or at my favorite store, Art Is In Market in Laurel Park Place in Livonia.

  • Detroit GT





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Ron Steinberg

Using my "ethnic" definition of a putz, you, Mike, would not qualify as such. Persons who would qualify would include such notables as Rolly O, John G.,James T. from Oakland,Mary C. from Macomb, just to name a few. Since putz is loosely translated to mean a male organ,I guess it could mean that on your retirement, you might find time for "nooners," or morning dalliance. But there is no way that you could emulate any of the names I mentioned. Besides, I like you!!

Paula cole

You are more of a mensch in my professional experiences with you. However, as a retiree of 7 years I found myself putzing around way too much immediately after retirement. Worst of all, I still wake up every morning at 6 a.m. And no, I don't go to the gym or jog. However, its nice to have time to read the NY Times and all the comments and of course the Senior Lawyers section of the State Bar.

Fortunately, I still get to sit as a case evaluator at Wayne County Mediation. It makes me feel relevant and requires that I keep up with the ever changing No Fault laws.

So, congratulations on your retirement. You will be an excellent faciliator and probably busier than ever.

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