This is my first blog and my first day of blogging so be gentle.

As a way of introduction, I am a member of the Alexandria, Virginia law firm of Redmon, Peyton and Braswell, L.L.P. I graduated from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William and Mary and have a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (amazing how long these names have gotten). I somehow have survived in the practice of law for 30 years.

What this site will be dedicated to is using fictional stories to either poke fun at tax laws and/or policy, or to tell parables about bad things that can happen to good people who don’t do what they should do in their tax lives. These stories will be wholly fictional. They will not be based on the private matters of any person living. In all these years of practice I have seen what can happen and have somehow kept a sense of humor through it all.

Every now and then, I’ll deviate from the normal storytelling and drift to some factual information and thoughts when new tax laws get passed by Congress. But mostly this will be a fun site about taxes if there can be such a thing.

We’ll start with a whimsical tax tale about some strange estate planning strategies revolving around the year 2010.