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Gaps and Overlaps

Seeking to define the survey terms of Gap and Overlap reminds me of what a colleague once said: “You know how on the East Coast people are up in your face and gruff, sometimes mean even? Well, they don’t mean it. Similarly, you know how people on the West Coast are pleasant and kind to … Continue Reading

Crites v. Koch – Case Review

Crites v. Koch, 49 Wn.App 171, 741 P.2d 1005 (Div. III, 1987.08.06) – [Cause No. 7898-1-III] upholds the Whitman County Trial Court’s decision to quiet title by adverse possession to plaintiff Crites to land south of an access road, but reversed the trial court’s decision to also award a Crites a prescriptive easement to land north of … Continue Reading

Feliz Quatro de Mayo

This morning I followed to precise degree a recipe – i.e. a recipe for disaster! At the gym, anticipating tomorrow’s festivities I hopefully not too smugly exclaimed to one of the Latina workers: “Feliz Cinco de Mayo.” I quickly came to learn – fortunately in friendly fashion – that my friend was from El Salvador. … Continue Reading

Q: Why Didn’t The Chicken Cross the Road?

A1: Because he should never have gotten himself halfway into the exercise. A2: Because he brought someone along who wasn’t as committed as he was. A3: Because that someone alone has the good sense to not make the attempt. A4: Because he thinks he can defy norms and conventions; she knows otherwise. Or, could the … Continue Reading