“How wild it was, to let it be.” - Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. Honesty. That word kept hitting me as I turned each page.  It’s been a while since I've read a book that I've become emotionally attached to.  I dove into this book and was immediately hooked. I felt her sadness, anger and triumphs. I encourage each and every one of you to read this book. This book resonated with me because it described a journey. It’s not about a whimsical walk on a mountain. It’s about a woman’s hike throughout her insecurities, fears and comforts. She questioned her decisions and reflected on her life throughout the book.  While we are all on…

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Adnan Syed - What next?

What does ineffective counsel even mean? In light of the highly popularized podcast, “Serial,” everyone is talking about whether Adnan Syed can sustain a legitimate ineffective assistance of counsel claim.  In “Serial,” Sara Koenig, an investigative journalist revisits a 1999 murder case from Baltimore, Maryland. Hae Min Lee, a high school student, disappears one day and is found murdered. The police arrest her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed six weeks later.  After a mistrial and then a trial, he is later convicted on paper-thin circumstantial evidence. Recently, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has agreed to hear arguments about why Adnan should…

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