“That was the moment I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of the professional which is to write even when you don’t want to, don’t much like what you are writing, and aren’t writing particularly well.”
– Agatha Christie, in her autobiography
I was searching for a quote in my collection and found this one three times. Obviously, I really, really needed to read it–again and again. Maybe sharing it will help me remember!
(Photo from the official Christie website.)
Earlier this week, a 70 year old man in Phoenix who was in litigation with a company he had done business with went to a building where a settlement conference in the case was to be held, and opened fire. He shot and killed Steve Singer, 48, the CEO of the company, shot a woman who happened to be nearby in the hand, and shot the company’s lawyer, Mark Hummels, 43, before fleeing and killing himself.
Mark Hummels died this morning. Newspaper accounts say he leaves a wife and two young children.
Two lawyers have been shot and killed this week because of what they do. What kind of madness is that?