"I had but the last few days in DC to study, to write and re-write and to wait for the pinnacle experience of my profession." (From Part IV)
When we last left our happy band, the Supreme Court of the United States of America had just accepted our Petition for Writ of Certiorari on International Family Law and told us to submit our Brief on the Merits.
HOW WE GOT HERE
I can now end my self-imposed silence. I'm sure it sounds paranoid but there was nothing to be gained in telling the world through this very public blog what we were doing to prepare and prevail before the Supreme Court of the United States. When you get to this level, you can be certain that more than friends are looking over your shoulder.
We have left Costa Rica, but Costa Rica has not left us. We have learned much about International Family Law from a Costa Rican perspective but have reinforced the universality that is family law across much of the globe.
As I write this, a storm has been blowing through the rain forest. Rain, pelting down, bending palm leaves and tree ferns to the ground. As I write this, hundreds, if not thousands of rain forest tree frogs are making their cacophonous music heard to my American ears. As I write this, the fog envelops the mountain and lightning strikes out over the Pacific. As I write this, the air is sweet with the smell of tropical flowers, blooming prolifically and fragrantly in the soaking rain.
Not too long ago I received a follow up call from a guy who had called me several months before for a consultation on International Family Law.
Today was Judiciary day. Shelia and I left our seminar and visited the Cayman Courts. It was time to leave the safe confines of the legal education we were receiving in the seminar room and get to the heart of the matter working in International Family Law.
Okay, I'll admit it. I'm having a really good time. I'm blogging tonight, not at an unusual time for me, but from an unusual place. I'm sitting on a beach in the Carribean on Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach, listening to waves roll in as dependable and as regular as a steady, strong heart beat.