Entries by James J. Gross

Frogs Divorce to Stop The Rain

The residents of Bhopal, India were suffering through a drought this summer. In desperation, they sought to appease Lord Indra, the Hindu God of Rains. The only way to do this was to hold a special marriage ceremony. It was special because the bride and groom were frogs. The frogs were married on July 19. […]

Larry King Files for Divorce

Who had more wives, Larry King or King Henry VIII? King Henry VIII had six wives whose fate is memorialized in this rhyme: DIVORCED, BEHEADED, DIED DIVORCED, BEHEADED, SURVIVED. Larry King has had seven wives.

Secrets Divorce Lawyers Hope You’ll Never Find Out

Here are some secrets that divorce lawyers hope you’ll never find out.  Because if you did, they might go out of business. “Arguing and getting angry, never works.  Understanding and loving, always works. – Notes from the Universe.” “May your case be decided by a piece of paper that flies through an open window at […]

Redesigning the Courtroom for a Better Divorce

Cincinnati Judge Amy Searcy is redesigning the courtroom for better divorce proceedings. She wants better outcomes for families going through the divorce process. Courtrooms are pretty intimidating places. The walls are wood-paneled. The ceilings are high. The judge sits higher than everyone else behind the bench. It is a solemn and somber décor evoking the […]

Howdy Neighbor

The red pickup truck raised a cloud of dust as it hurtled down the dirt road toward us. “When he gets here, yell, ‘Howdy Neighbor’ as loud as you can.” said my friend. We were two boys camping out on Jerry’s grandfather’s farm in rural Missouri. I thought this was crazy but I got ready […]