Voices of the Bar 10/13/16: What is your favorite thing about fall?

The fall is the BBA’s busiest time, and the same is likely true at many of the law firms, offices and organizations where our members are employed. We thought it would be fun to hear this week about some plans for leisure time from now until the leaves are all down.

For this week’s “Voices of the Bar” column, we’re reaching out to ask:

“What is your favorite thing about fall?

Michael Sugar – Bosley Till Neue & Talerico
“My favorite things about fall are the butternut squash soups and pumpkin pies.”


James McGrath – Seyfarth Shaw
“My favorite thing about the fall is the return of the New England Patriots.  My longtime law partner, John Skelton, hosts a tailgate at the “Touchdown Lounge” —  a 36 foot Patriots emblazoned RV — where friends, family, colleagues and clients gather outside Gillette Stadium before and after each Patriots game for food, drinks and revelry.   We’ve celebrated many great victories together as loyal members of Patriot Nation!”

Inna Dahlin – Mintz Levin
“My favorite thing about Fall is to observe and feel it.  I love the crisp freshness of the air in the morning. The coolness of the air pleasantly emphasizes the smell of freshly brewed morning coffee.  I like seeing changing colors in everything, and although there is always something melancholic about the fall with its busier mornings and shorter days, I see in it the future awakening of the spring.”

Brandon Scruggs – Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers
“My favorite things about fall are the crisp, cool weather, the beautiful fall foliage, apple picking, football, and my 7-year-old twin daughters’ interesting choice of Halloween costumes.  This year they have chosen the grim reaper and the devil in a red dress, much to their mother’s chagrin and my amusement.”

Jason McGraw – Hirsch Roberts Weinstein
“An autumn in New England wouldn’t be the same without a hike around the beautiful trails of the Blue Hills Reservation.  The views are scenic, the foliage is fantastic, and the trails provide plenty of opportunity to get off the grid and get lost in nature.  So, as a wise person once told me, ‘take a hike.'”

Michael Bogdanow  – Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow
Having grown up in Houston, I had never seen fall foliage until I moved here. The smorgasbord of colors continues to knock me out year after year. And I love our annual pilgrimage to apple orchards to pick numerous varieties of fresh apples. The picking is as much fun as the eating!

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