I hope you enjoyed Independence Day. For the first time in a decade, I skipped the bands and the salmon bakes and the parades and escaped to our family beach place. It was awesome. Sloane loved hanging out with her cousins, taking boat rides, and playing on the beach.

There is something meditative about the sea. As John F. Kennedy said, “We are tied to the ocean. When we return to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are returning whence we came.”

The meditative aspect, however, was lessened slightly by the incessant fireworks, but no matter. It was cool.

The Lindquist ate fresh crab, drank cold beer, and generally relaxed. I caught up on my reading. Of late I’ve been focused on books about lawyers, trials, and our justice system. For those who do not know, in January I joined the Herrmann Law Group, a personal injury firm. We handle everything from aviation accidents to car crashes. Please contact me if I can help with anything. Tell your friends, too, thanks.

Meanwhile, I’m continuing to work on the case of Lion Air JT 610, the first of the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes. I’ve spent much of 2019 in Indonesia. Recently I returned from Chicago where our federal lawsuit against Boeing is proceeding. You can read more about it in previous blog entries and on my attorney website. You can also learn more about it in a 60 Minutes Australia interview I did.

Life keeps growing more interesting. My memoir material keeps stacking up. Follow my Instagram for visual updates, including Independence Day photos and videos.

If you are looking for some smart summer reading, pick up Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America by Chris DeRose. I also recommend White by Bret Easton Ellis and, especially for Seattleites, Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple, which is just as funny on a second and third reading. Finally, Garth Stein‘s novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, is out as a movie this summer.

Zen Lawyer, the book version, is coming together whenever I have time. Chapter One from my Bar News column is published on my Medium page.

Enjoy summer. Enjoy your independence. Thanks for reading.