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67 Days Of No New Business

HodgenLaw will be closing our doors to new clients until June 1, 2014 in order to maintain sanity and quality of service. We greatly appreciate your understanding and thank you for your interest in working with us.

If you would like to be contacted after this period, please provide your name, contact information, and a short description of your case to Somath Hasina at

Pack light, go fast in Toronto


The Goruck SK40. I’m here for 2.5 days and it is damn cold so I have bulky clothes. That’s my excuse for using the big backpack. My other pack is the SK20. I think it would have worked fine. The SK40 is a bit more than I needed.

San Francisco – tonight – 345 Stockton

Last chance. We are having a meetup tonight December 5, 2013) in the OneUp Lounge in the Grand Hyatt at 345 Stockton in San Francisco. Let’s say 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm-ish.

It will be a bunch of people who are speaking at or attending the CalCPA International Tax Conference on December 6, 2013 — not coincidentally to be held in the self-same Grand Hyatt.

Come by and hang out. Text me if you like at 626-nine-nine-nine-four thousand. I’m in SF right now.

Heh. See how I learned stuff from Craigslist for how to disguise a phone number from scraper bots?

Be unreasonable in San Mateo

Noon. I’m at the hotel after an abortive Supershuttle ride from the airport. Without debate I rig up for running. Five kilometers. I head for the water. The San Francisco Bay is close. There is a trail along the shoreline.

At first my aim is 5k in an out and back loop. But north a bit I see a hill with a dirt road up. Seal Point. I will run to the hill. I get there. Only 2 miles in. I decide to do my 5k out. Nonstop. I keep running along the shoreline.

And the quitting conversation starts in my head. I pass one path up the hill. Then another. And another. I’m deep in conversation with myself, all variations of “It’s ok to loop back running–you will do your 5k no prob.”

I keep going. Hit 5k. Sit on a power pylon and compose this blog post, watching the jets on the approach path to SFO.

Quitting starts as a reasonable conversation. (Video).

Be unreasonable. Don’t quit.

Be unreasonable #2

The conversation starts at the 10 minute mark in my 5K run around the Rose Bowl. I’m feeling good and there is no reason to run the entire distance. It is a lovely Sunday morning and what am I trying to prove?

I am having The Quitting Conversation. (Video at the link, well worth watching).

“Quitting starts as a reasonable conversation.” — Former Navy SEAL Richard Machowicz — “And it’s all true, and all reasonable. It’s unreasonable not to quit.”

Be unreasonable.