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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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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Terrelle Pryor
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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.

Lesser-Known Attractions in Hong Kong

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Attorney at law Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil has a private law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he’s not busy trying cases or writing petitions to the state supreme court, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys traveling outside of Albuquerque. Over the years, he has visited such places as Hong Kong.

Featuring a unique blend of numerous cultures and influences, Hong Kong is home to an array of major and lesser-known attractions. Following are just a few of Hong Kong’s hidden tourist attractions:

Lantau Island – As Hong Kong’s largest island, Lantau Island provides visitors with a calming escape from the city. The island’s historic and natural heritage has been preserved over the years, and tourists can enjoy everything from clean beaches and countryside to small fishing villages. There are a few big attractions on the island, meaning the preserved natural and cultural areas are often overlooked.

Kowloon Walled City Park – Originally the home of 3.3 million people, Kowloon was built as a military base. It was later occupied by immigrants and eventually became a relatively lawless area filled with drugs, gangs, and unlicensed businesses in the 1950s and 1960s. Although much of the city was demolished, the remnants are open to the public.

Ping Shan Heritage Trail – Appropriate for tourists who love history, the Ping Shan Heritage Trail takes visitors to some of Hong Kong’s most interesting historic sites. Many of these sites are found in the New Territories and include everything from monuments and monasteries to temples and Hakka villages.

Visiting San Francisco – A Guide to the Seasons

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Attorney Geoffrey Scovil has a solo practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to his law practice, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys visiting cities around the world. He has been many places both internationally and domestically. One of his favorite cities is San Francisco, where he and his wife eloped under the rotunda at City Hall, where Joe DeMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married.

San Francisco’s peak tourist time runs from June to August. Visitors from around the United States flock to the city to take part in San Francisco’s many summer events, including the North Beach Festival and Fillmore Jazz Festival. Summertime in the city sees average temperatures in the high 60s along with damp fog and brisk winds.

Winter, spring, and fall all have more manageable crowds, but the weather is often significantly cooler. Winter lasts from December to February and has average temperatures in the high 50s. Fog is present almost every day, as are cold winds. San Francisco is also at its wettest during these months. Still, hotel prices are significantly lower than in the summer. Spring offers similar benefits, but the average temperatures are a bit higher. The city still stays fairly wet, especially during March, but dries and warms as it gets closer to summer.

Fall is typically the best time to visit San Francisco. From September to November, visitors enjoy such events as the Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival and San Francisco Fringe Festival. Temperatures are actually warmer than they are during summer and normally average in the low 70s. There are still some breezes coming in from the coast, but the skies stay clear most of the time, and hotel rates and crowds drop.