o f L
I come from a family that really values education. A good education can help you get where you want to go in life. Education isn’t just about going to school; it’s also about gaining experience along the way. When I was in grade school, as soon as I could read and write, that was just about all I wanted to do. I loved sitting down with a book (and still do) or writing a poem or a story. I loved the ability to create something from my imagination. Reading and writing open up a huge new world full of possibilities, and it’s remarkable how you can turn thoughts into something real that you can share with the world. A lot of the time, I gravitated toward poetry writing. I actually have a bunch of my early poems from the first and second grade when I was learning all the basics of reading and writing. As I got older, I started writing more short stories. In college, I took a few writing classes to really hone the craft. When I was in law school, my love of writing really paid off. Legal writing is very different from what I had done before, but the ability to put thoughts to paper and convey crucial information to others is what really mattered. And today, it’s a skill that continues to be invaluable. Reading meant just as much to me as writing. I was very into the “Harry Potter” series, as many people were (and still are!). I love fiction books in general, but the “Harry Potter” series was particularly engrossing. I loved how J.K. Rowling weaved together so many different things as the story went on. Once you started reading, you couldn’t set the book back down! We’re working to instill the value of education, reading, and writing in our kids, who are 2 and 5. While they can’t read yet, they love story time. We have something of a kitchen table tradition. After dinner, our 5-year-old and I make up stories together. I’ll make up a sentence, then he’ll make up a sentence — or he’ll just make up all the sentences.
Every story starts with a theme. As we make up the story, I’ll write it down and at the end, I’ll read it back. We’ve also started recording the story as I read it. He’ll listen to it and have a great time hearing his story come to life! We also read a ton of books at night before bed. I tell my 5-year-old “just two or three books tonight,” but somehow it always turns into five or more. My 2-year-old has also begun to really enjoy story time before bed. He grabs as many books as possible from his book case and piles them high beside the rocking chair. He loves to point to objects on the page, and he enjoys trying to repeat words that I read to him. His vocabulary is growing quickly! It’s awesome to see him develop and discover his own love of reading! As much as I loved reading and writing, there were subjects I didn’t love nearly as much, namely math. It did not come naturally to me at all. It took a lot of effort to get through those math classes, and I will admit that the calculator has been my best friend at times!
Our referrals continue to be one of the best ways clients find us, and we deeply appreciate it! for your trust and confidence. Thank you
No matter where your interests lie, it’s always good to keep learning and reading. You never know what you might discover about the world or about yourself!
1 (812) 232-2000
Published by The Newsletter Pro . www.NewsletterPro.com
o g D a
o v i e M a r a t
We’re well into the dog days of summer, the hottest, most humid days of the year. These weeks have nothing to do with real dogs; they were nicknamed after the “dog star” Sirius by the Greeks to reflect the hottest time of the year following the star’s heliacal rise. Still, it’s a pretty good excuse to escape the heat with a dog movie marathon. Here are the films we recommend. Air Bud Most people remember Air Bud for the wild loophole, “Ain’t no rule says a dog can’t play basketball,” but this movie is about much more than a dog playing ball. After the death of his father, 12-year-old Josh Framm feels depressed and distant from his family. Enter a stray golden retriever named Buddy, who teaches Josh how to open his heart again. The two bond and learn lessons in overcoming loss, fighting for what you love, and, yes, playing basketball. Air Bud spawned a number
of sequels and spin-off movies, but this first film is a true classic. Lady and the Tramp Lady and the Tramp is the classic story of two dogs who come from different worlds: the refined, loyal Lady and the rogue with a heart of gold, Tramp. This movie has music, laughs, and a spaghetti scene that rivals the balcony monologues from Romeo and Juliet . One of the few animated Disney classics about animals that won’t have you in tears, this is a movie the whole family can enjoy together. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Looking for a bit more action in your animal movies? Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey delivers! After three beloved pets are left behind when their family goes on vacation, they trek across the Sierra Nevada wilderness to be reunited with the humans
they love. Their adventure has thrills, close calls, and a heartwarming ending that will make you want to hug your pets close. When it’s too hot to go outside, make some popcorn and enjoy these great movies with your family. Don’t worry, none of the dogs die at the end.
HelpWhen You Need It The Attorneys of FSTN
Whether you’re thinking about filing for divorce or want to talk about custody during a separation, the best way to protect your rights is by hiring an experienced law firm to represent you. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we understand the laws surrounding domestic relations in Indiana, and we always fight for the ideal outcome for our clients.
The family law attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin have the skills and resources to handle a variety of family legal matters and disputes, including:
• • • •
• • • •
Grandparent visitation rights
Modifications Child custody
Depending on the nature of your family law dispute, the outcome can directly impact your family, your finances, and your future. Our Indiana family law attorneys serve Vigo, Clay, Sullivan, Parke, Vermillion, and their surrounding counties, and they want to help bring your dispute to the most favorable conclusion. When you’re going through a difficult time, we know finding a lawyer you can trust isn’t easy. Come talk to the team at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin; our consultations are always free. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your situation so you can be confident you’re getting the dedicated professional representation you need. When you’re ready to gain resolution for your family dispute, call (812) 232-2000.
Employee of theMonth
Our Clients Say It Best
“I was very pleased with the representation frommy attorney. They were very knowledgeable about appealing Social Security decisions. I am very happy with the approval decision that I received on my appeal case.” -Frances H. “This law firm goes above and beyond assisting in winning your claim. I was just denied my initial claim for SSDI and they have started my appeal for me. I am confident the outcome will be positive.” -Doris H.
Congratulations to our July employee of the month, Tommie Brann- Dunkley!
Tommie has been with our law firm for almost 10 years and is a Social Security fee and records processor at our law firm. She is responsible for all the medical records, mail, and faxes that come into our office daily from the Social Security department. Tommie’s favorite thing about her job is the people she works with! Those who nominated Tommie said this: “Tommie does SO many things behind the scenes and never gets noticed or recognized. She receives, handles, and sorts thousands of faxes every week and without those important faxes, no one else at the firm could do his or her job. She is always quick to look a fax up for anyone or help in any way she can!”
We Handle Case Types Did You Know We Handle All of These Types of Cases?
Gazpacho, an Andalusian soup made of blended vegetables and traditionally served cold, is the perfect refresher on a warm summer day.
2 1/2 lbs ripe tomatoes; cored, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks 1 small cucumber; peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 small Vidalia onion, peeled and cubed
• • • • •
1/4 cup basil leaves 1 clove garlic, peeled
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp sherry vinegar
1 red bell pepper; cored, seeded, and sliced into ribbons
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Directions 1. Place a blender and medium mixing bowl on your workstation. 2. Divide the tomato chunks, cucumber pieces, and bell pepper slices evenly between blender and bowl. Place entire onion in blender. 3. Add basil, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to blender. Blend on low, gradually raising speed to high until smooth, about 2 minutes. 4. Add blender contents to bowl and mix until just broken up, about 10–20 seconds. 5. Let mixture sit in fridge for a minimumof 2 hours. Transfer to bowls and serve.
• Bicycle crashes • Car accidents
• Medical malpractice • Wrongful death • Social Security disability • Family law
• Pedestrian injuries • Slips, trips, and falls • Brain injuries
3 (812) 232-2000
Inspired by CookieAndKate.com
PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID BOISE, ID PERMIT 411
201 Ohio Street Terre Haute, IN 47807
Written in the Pages of Life
The Best Movies About Dogs Help When You Need It
Employee of the Month Summertime Gazpacho
Why You Should Play Pickleball
The Incredible Rise of Pickleball You’ve probably heard of pickleball, especially given its rising popularity in the United States and Canada, but you may be wondering what the big deal is about this relatively new fad. Pickleball is an awesome, low-impact sport that people of all ages can enjoy. It’s great exercise and great fun, and it’s the perfect game for family get-togethers. that sports like tennis or golf do. Due to the nature of a pickleball, which contains strategically placed holes similar to those of a whiffle ball, the game is much more about finesse than pure power or athleticism. While A Sport for All Ages Becomes a Craze Among Older Adults
Pickleball originated on Bainbridge Island, Washington, in 1965. It was the creation of three fathers — Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum—who needed to come up with something to keep the little ones entertained and out of their hair. Soon, however, it became popular among the adults, and they ended up spending more time on the court than their children.“Frankly,”McCallum says,“the kids got pushed out.” Since its early days, pickleball has transformed from an ad-hoc game to a full- fledged sport, complete with official rules, equipment, and leagues. Despite the more formal structure in place today, pickleball is incredibly easy to pick up and play. Investing in some paddles and balls won’t cost more than $100, and you can easily convert a tennis or badminton court for pickleball.
you can definitely hone your skills with practice, you’ll start having fun from day one. In addition to being a fun form of exercise, pickleball also offers older adults the chance to socialize with their peers. Leagues often
lead to long-term friendships. Courts are small, and each game consists of only four players, making it easy to engage in some casual conversation or playful, competitive banter between points. If you’ve never picked up a paddle, consider joining a league or buying a set for your next family outing. You can introduce your grandkids to a fun new sport — and then school them for the bulk of an afternoon.
One of the appeals of pickleball for older adults is that it is not excessively strenuous. It also doesn’t have the steep learning curve and high barrier to entry
Published by The Newsletter Pro . www.NewsletterPro.comPage 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online