The Atlanta Lawyer April 2018 - Page 7

From the Board FOLLOW US ON We asked The Atlanta Bar Association Board of Directors "Il dolce far niente is the sweetness of doing nothing. What do you do when you find yourself with that luxury/space?" “Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit.”–Spanish proverb Jim Blitch, Blitch Law PC @atlantabar When I find some free time, I try to learn a new skill. I will either take a class or just do a little internet research. The next skill I'm going to try to develop is coding through classes at General Assemby in Ponce City Market. Gino Brogden Jr., The Brogden Firm I will find a great show to binge watch or read one of the many books gathering dust waiting for me to read them! Caren Cloud, Truancy Interven- tion Project I've gotten into adult coloring books. It's fun, relaxing, and at the end I'm looking at something pretty. Melissa Redmon, Office of the Fulton County District Attorney When I have free time, I take my family hik- ing. When I announce we’re hiking, my chil- dren inevitably protest. But during the hike itself, they al- ways get engaged, pointing out a gnarled tree or the shape of a cloud or the colors in the sky. Shawn Shepard, Smith & Carson I listen to audiobooks or podcasts. Since I spend so much time at work reading, it’s hard to “read” in my spare time. Listening to books is the key. Right now I’m in the middle of Fahr- enheit 451. Maggie Vath, Georgia State University This brand of sweetness typically results from cancelled plans. It is a joyful experience, be- cause the structure of the day disappears, and anything is possible. And by “anything” I mean strolling the BeltLine. Or laundry. Jessica J. Wood, Bodker Ramsey Andrews Winograd Wildstein, P.C. The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association THE ATLANTA LAWYER 7