In an earlier post, I mentioned Richard Bloch, an NLRB arbitrator, who is perhaps best known as the fellow who settled the flap between Terrell Owens and the Philadelphia Eagles a couple of seasons ago. That's for people who watch pro football. For people who don't, except for the occasional game, like me, when the fellow I'm really into is really into a particular rivalry, Terrell Owens is the guy into whose arms Nicollette Sheridan jumped in that steamy ad for Desperate Housewives back in 2004. But in another life Rich Bloch is also a magician, and that double life allows writers about his arbitration work to weave lots of magical metaphors into commentary about his work. Here's an example from ESPN's Len Pasquarelli. If you want your news straight, here's an interview from National Public Radio's Justice Talking Radio in Print conducted by Erin Mooney with Mr. Bloch. According to a November 18, 2005 Philadelphia Inquirer article by David Aldridge, Mr. Bloch graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. He apparently collects magic memorabilia and illusions. He is married to Georgetown Law prof Susan Low Bloch.