One False Note

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Lifecorked sweetly included me among bloggers who “shine, make you feel good and are inspiring to the reader.” I am passing it forward by sharing fifteen facts about me and fifteen of the many inspiring bloggers “who shine a little light” in my days:

So, some not necessarily inspirational things about me. . . .

Here I’m going to borrow from one of those getting-to-know you camp games my kids have played and let you know that fifteen of these facts are true and one is not.  Feel free to leave a comment and guess which one.  (Bonus points if you can tell me how you figured out it isn’t true.)

1.  Even though my daughter designed my blog to be idiot-proof, I posted for quite some time before her boyfriend pointed out that I could change the heading from “just another WordPress blog.”

2.  In college I played poker with a current Supreme Court Justice and beat her aces-over full house with four tens.

3.  When I was about two I palled around with slightly older toddler and future teen star Shaun Cassidy on the Amalfi peninsula in Italy, where his mom, Shirley Jones, was making a movie.

4.  When my oldest child was five he got three Nobel Prize winners’ (all physicists’) signatures on one of his many books about the universe.


As a toddler I scored a lollipop, but didn’t think to get a signed book copy, at Clarice and Julian Schwinger’s house.

5.  For school projects I interviewed Mike Dukakis, Archibald Cox, Sheldon Glashow, Ben Bradlee, and Kenneth Bainbridge.

6.  I only just realized that I worked on the Harvard Crimson with Jim Cramer.  Yes, that Jim Cramer.  I knew there was something familiar about him, but he had a lot of curly hair at the time.

7.  Author Miss Manners is my aunt.

8.  I’ve told my husband’s story during rounds at about thirty different hospitals in the past year.

9.  I can still recite the French poems we were forced to memorize and recite on Thursdays at an elementary school near Paris.

10.  My favorite color is cobalt blue.

11.  I really read James Joyce’s Ulysses in college.  Every word.  And it was assigned in three different classes.

12.  I was allowed to begin kindergarten a couple of years early by going with my mother to see the School Superintendent and perform his requested tasks, which included reciting the alphabet backwards.

13.  My mother is an artist, has a wind-up toy collection, and was a professional musician.

14.  My father was awarded a Putnam Medal.

15.  I can sing the Periodic Table of the Elements to the tune of “A Modern Major General.”

16.  I met my husband when I was seventeen, married ridiculously young, and our thirtieth wedding anniversary would have been tomorrow.

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In addition to Lifecorked, some of the inspirational blogs I follow include:

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2020 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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14 Responses to One False Note

  1. Jeff Sinon says:

    My life suddenly seems so dull 🙂

  2. I love that you include me, thank you so much 🙂 and I cannot guess which is not true! I hoped it would jump out at me but I just can’t!

  3. Francois Lang says:

    Hi Steph!

    I assume the Supreme you mentioned is Kagan? I gave up poker in high school when I lost a king-high straight flush to a royal flush.

    Do you remember my telling you that you would be the first Supreme Court Chief Justice? What are you waiting for?

    > I can sing the Periodic Table of the Elements to the tune of *A Modern Major General *.

    With all due respect, you should credit Tom Lehrer for this one. I nonetheless attach, for your respectful consideration, a Tom-Lehrer inspired version of the Major General’s song that I created to celebrate the end of the Bush presidency. I look forward to hearing you sing it!



  4. Chenoa says:

    Love this Stephanie! So happy you carried on the tradition – wink, wink! You have some GREAT fun facts! By the way, happy anniversary. I know those days can be hard. Thinking of you. Hugs!

  5. Tineke Vandegrift says:

    Well, hmmph. I didn’t know a lot of this stuff. So I texted you my theory of the untrue fact, not wanting to ruin it for the rest of your readers in case I might just possibly be right. Will we find out the true answer in your next blog, or must we wonder endlessly?

    • Stephanie says:

      Excellent guess, but the answer is slightly more devious. I’ll eventually let on the true answer. And if anyone would know most of this stuff, it would be you, so it may be awhile before a correct guess comes in.

  6. Dan says:

    The colour bit? Fascinating post. But I understand how Jeff felt when he read your post though, I feel exactly the same [head hung in embarrassment]. (I even needed to spellcheck “embarrassment”).

  7. Thank you so very much for the inclusion! I also feel like my life is… dull! 😮 Thanks for the beautiful report on your life… really enjoyed reading through it!
    Greetings from La Paz, Bolivia.

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