Melody A. Kramer

Melody A. Kramer

Melody A. Kramer is a freelance writer, trial lawyer and the author of “Lawyers Decoded,” an exposé on how lawyers think and act. She lives in San Diego, California.

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April 4, 2019
by Melody A. Kramer
Soldier On, Lawyers

Lawyers are at rock bottom. Only 18% of the population perceives lawyers to contribute “a lot” to society. This was... Read More

Lawyers are at rock bottom. Only 18% of the population perceives lawyers to contribute “a lot” to society. This was the conclusion of a 2013 Pew Research Center study regarding the perceived contribution to society of various professions and try though I might, I couldn’t find... Read More

January 24, 2019
by Melody A. Kramer
Woofers and Tweeters: How Fight-or-Flight Holds the Key to Ending the Shutdown

For years I have made a pilgrimage to Colorado to attend a paradigm-smashing event called “48 Hours of Adrenaline.” This event ... Read More

For years I have made a pilgrimage to Colorado to attend a paradigm-smashing event called “48 Hours of Adrenaline.” This event features self-defense training involving the powerful forces of fight-or-flight, the body’s... Read More

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The artificial intelligence startup Perplexity AI has raised tens of millions of dollars from the likes of Jeff Bezos and... Read More

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Plastic Pollution Problem Continues to Grow Despite Efforts to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

WASHINGTON — Plastic is an integral part of our lives today and is also one of the biggest contributors to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Plastic is an integral part of our lives today and is also one of the biggest contributors to global waste. Since the introduction of plastic products in the 1900s, the integration, manufacturing and presence of these products in... Read More

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