Three Tips to Help New Vegetarians Stay the Course

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Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil works as an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a solo practitioner, he specializes in habeas corpus law and feels a strong commitment to upholding the constitutional rights of his clients. When not assisting clients in the Albuquerque area, Geoff Scovil enjoys eating vegetarian cuisine.

Some people may struggle when transitioning to a meat-free diet, as a drastic change in lifestyle can be difficult to adjust to. The following three tips can help keep you motivated and stay the course during this period of adjustment.

1. Remember why you are making the change. Whether you want to improve your health or are concerned with animal welfare, remember your reasoning when times get tough. Chances are, you have a valid reason for switching to a vegan diet, so the next time you feel like you cannot make it, remember why you made the change in the first place.

2. Go for convenient food options. If the idea of learning a litany of new recipes intimidates you, pay a visit to your local supermarket’s frozen foods section. There you will find many vegetarian-friendly meal options that may be as easy to prepare as tossing in the microwave. That said, you should avoid replacing nutritious food with junk food like potato chips and sweets, even if they are meat free.

3. Avoid labeling yourself. If you are worried about calling yourself a vegetarian, there really is no need to at first. If asked, you could simply say you have not felt like eating meat lately. While there is certainly nothing wrong with being a vegetarian, some people in your life may not understand your choice. After a few months, you may be ready to embrace your new lifestyle and proudly call yourself a vegetarian.

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Albuquerque’s Outpost Performance Space

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An Albuquerque-based attorney practicing habeas corpus law, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is committed to criminal defense and protecting constitutional rights. Outside of his practice, Geoffrey Scovil supports many local Albuquerque institutions, including Outpost Productions, offering a unique art space and performance venue in the middle of the city.

A nonprofit arts organization, Outpost Productions has entertained Albuquerque for almost 30 years at the downtown Outpost Performance Space. With over 100 performances each year, the space hosts a variety of mediums, from concerts and theater to poetry readings and visual art exhibits.

For young people, the Outpost offers educational programs tailored to skill level and interest. These programs include jazz courses, youth opera programs, and Latin music courses, among others. Kids are able to perform what they have learned throughout the year, and the cost of attending these courses is often waived, thanks to donations.

In addition, the Outpost offers the Inpost Artspace, which has shown the work of over 300 New Mexico artists since 1996.

Reduced-Fee Estate Planning From the Senior Citizens’ Law Office

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Albuquerque, New Mexico attorney Geoffrey Scovil works as a solo practitioner who focuses on habeas corpus law. In this capacity, he protects the constitutional rights of his clients and handles such matters as improper sentencing. Outside of work, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil supports Albuquerque-area organizations such as the Senior Citizens’ Law Office.

Since 1983, the Senior Citizens’ Law Office (SCLO) has been providing legal assistance to seniors at least 60 years old. The organization also provides estate planning services at a reduced rate. These include helping clients with simple wills, uncontested probates, and “transfer on death” deeds. The organization also offers powers of attorney for financial and health care decisions.

SCLO’s estate planning services are available to seniors living in the New Mexico counties of Valencia, Torrance, Bernalillo, and Sandoval. Simple wills cost $200 for a single person or $300 for a couple, and can be accompanied by a specific will bequest, minor’s trust, or transfer on death deed (TODD) revocation for $25 each. TODD services are available for $100 each, as are quitclaim deed with estates.

Individuals under the age of 60 or living outside of the four counties served by SCLO can still receive estate planning services from the organization. However, the cost of wills increases to $260 for a single person and $360 for a couple, while TODD and quitclaim deed services rise to $150. SCLO also charges these individuals for powers of attorney, cremation forms, and probate services.

Three TCU Alumni Currently Playing in the NFL

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Albuquerque attorney Geoffrey Scovil has practiced law in New Mexico since 1998 and has extensive experience in felony trials and habeas corpus cases. Prior to earning his juris doctor and relocating to Albuquerque, Geoff Scovil was an undergraduate student in Texas, and he continues to follow the Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs.

TCU’s Division I NCAA football program has seen over 150 of its former players enter into the National Football League (NFL), including Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson. Below are three current NFLers who previously played for TCU.

1. Andy Dalton: The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback played for TCU for four years from 2007-10, compiling 71 touchdowns in 50 games. The Bengals drafted him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft and, to date, he has 142 career touchdowns.

2. Josh Doctson: Drafted 22nd overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, Doctson is a wide receiver who transferred to TCU in 2013 after playing one season for Wyoming. He played only sparingly as a rookie in the NFL due to injury but remains confident he will contribute to the Redskins in 2017.

3. Jason Verrett: A cornerback drafted 25th overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2014 NFL Draft, Verrett has recorded five interceptions and 71 tackles through his first three years in the league. He had eight interceptions in three seasons with the Horned Frogs.

Terrelle Pryor’s Career Season as Wide Receiver

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Geoffrey Scovil is a criminal defense attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he isn’t defending the civil and constitutional rights of his clients, Geoff Scovil enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Cleveland Browns. Perhaps “enjoys” is not the right word.

Though it was another disaster season for the Browns – who won just four of 32 games in the past two seasons – there were a few bright spots for the team, namely Terrelle Pryor. Selected by the Oakland Raiders as a quarterback in the 2011 NFL supplemental draft, Pryor was never able to establish himself at the position and was waived by five teams prior to the 2015 season. As a quarterback, his career record is 3-7 and he has thrown for nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

At one point, Pryor was even cut by the Browns, but he was later re-signed to play wide receiver for the team at the end of the 2015 season. He made one catch in the team’s final game and entered training camp in 2016 with a chance to assume the number-one receiver role. He impressed enough in preseason to earn the job and continued to do so in the regular season, recording 14 catches and 244 yards receiving in his first three games. Pryor finished the year as the Browns’ top receiver with 77 receptions, four touchdowns, and 1,007 yards.

Top Attractions in Morocco

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Geoffrey (Geoff) Scovil has been practicing habeas corpus law through his solo practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for nearly two decades. In this capacity, his raises legal challenges to trial cases based on errors that violate his clients’ constitutional rights. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys traveling away from Albuquerque to such destinations as Morocco.

Featuring everything from sunny coasts and relaxed countrysides to awe-inspiring mountains, Morocco is a popular tourist destination. Below are just a few of the country’s top attractions:

Meknes: one of Morocco’s four imperial cities, Meknes was a former capital of the country and it houses several major attractions of historical interest, including the Dar Jamai Museum and Bab Mansour. The city consists of a 9th-century medina nestled inside a 21st-century city and features numerous examples of Spanish-Moorish-style architecture.

Todra Gorge: found on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains, Todra Gorge is a breathtaking sight for many visitors. It was carved out of the mountains with the help of the Dades River and is perhaps most spectacular along its final 650 yards. This stretch of the gorge features smooth rock walls reaching up to 525 feet high and a flat track that shrinks down to just 33 feet wide.

Ouarzazate: serving as the shooting site of numerous Hollywood classics, Ouarzazate has hosted film crews from Cleopatra, Sahara, and Kingdom of Heaven over the years. Directors have been using the city and its surrounding desert for movies since the 1960s, and visitors can tour the locales and still-surviving sets from some of their favorite blockbusters.

FC Barcelona Hopes to Keep Lionel Messi, Make Him Highest-Paid Player

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After volunteering with Ohio’s public defender department during college, attorney Geoffrey Scovil moved to the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area. There, he served in the state’s public defender department before becoming a solo practitioner in Albuquerque. Aside from his legal work, Geoff Scovil follows soccer and his favorite team is FC Barcelona.

Though Lionel Messi’s contract is set to expire in 2018, Josep Maria Bartomeu, FC Barcelona’s president, is adamant about keeping the star player in Spain. While talking to reporters in late December, Bartomeu praised Messi by boldly calling the star the absolute best footballer in the sport’s history. Prepared to back up his statement, Bartomeu is ready to make Messi the world’s highest-paid soccer player to keep him in Barcelona.

The team’s management has already made strides in securing the team’s future through other players. Both Luis Suarez and Neymar recently renewed their contracts with the team through 2021. The 29-year-old Messi, who has won World Player of the Year five times, has played with Barcelona for his entire professional career.