Question of the Week

Do you have a treasured keepsake in your office?

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Many of us like to have tiny objects or touchstones on our desks or in our offices, some of which date back to the beginning of our careers. These might have little value to outsiders, but they remind us of important career milestones or beloved people in our lives. One ABA Journal employee keeps a windup toy given to her by her first editor. Another has a coffee mug from a newspaper where he once worked. And last month, we heard from quite a few people who carry pens that are very special to them.

So this week, we’d like to ask you: Do you have a treasured keepsake in your office? What is the backstory behind it? Have you taken it from job to job? If you had only five minutes to save something from your work space, what would it be?

Answer in the comments. And if you’d like to share a photo of your keepsake, along with its story, email it to us and we may add it to our photo gallery!

Read the answers to last week’s question: Should vaccination be required by law?

Featured answer:

Posted by Atty: “Do I think vaccines should be mandated across the board? No. Feel free to make stupid choices. I agree with the other poster that people who are vaccine eligible (or parents of vaccine eligible children) become patient zero, they should be liable for damages. Freedom to make stupid choices should not be equal to the freedom to escape potential consequences from those choices. Do I think they should be mandatory for children in public school? Yes. In a battle between children who medically cannot be vaccinated and the parents of children who have personal icky feelings about vaccines so want their children to be all natural disease petri dishes, the medically compromised children should win in public schools.”

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Updated on March 6 to add the photo gallery.

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