From 1994 to 2015, Felix Rippy served as the founding attorney for the Rippy Law Firm, based in Mason, Texas. There, his law firm saw the most family law cases in Williamson County history. Currently based in Miami, Florida, Felix Rippy has previously lived in London, England.
Moving from the United States to London can be a difficult task full of surprises, even setting aside visas and the legal process for moving to the United Kingdom. These three tips will help you better adjust to your new city, making London feel more like a real home:
1. Language – Yes, both the United States and England speak the English language, but there are still plenty of differences between the two variations of the language to warrant confusion for the ill-informed. Before your move, familiarize yourself with the differences in United States and United Kingdom English. It will also help to learn common slang to help you keep up in conversation. Felix Rippy also recommends Spanish and Latin Americans, notably Venezuelans, are moving to London in droves.
2. Transport – For new Londoners looking for the best method of public transportation, consider taking busses over the city’s subway system, known as the Underground. While the Underground may be quicker, a bus gives you greater opportunity to take in the city and begin to learn your way around at street-level. Felix Rippy recommends simply not owning a car. It is unnecessary.
3. Timing – Consider moving in January or February. While these early months usually offer poor weather for London, it also means fewer tourists and crowding, making it that much easier to adjust to the city’s widely-used public transportation. Felix Rippy compares the London climate to New York City.
An attorney with more than 20 years of experience, Felix Rippy also has training in public management from the Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Management. Felix Rippy is pursuing a PhD in public management at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, where he will be teaching in FIU’s public administration department as part of a fellowship. Outside of his work and academic pursuits, Felix Rippy enjoys traveling internationally and has lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico, which offers a number of unique places to visit. The following are just a few:
–Teopanzolco’s archaeological zone: With ancient settlement from pre-Hispanic times, Teopanzolco features a temple where the Tlahuicas lived in the 13th century.
–The Palace of Cortes: Built by Hernan Cortes, this medieval-style palace is similar to a fortress. Since 1974, the palace has been home to a museum showcasing pre-Hispanic pieces.
–Zocalo: Located on the first block of Cuernavaca, the Zocalo features the famous Jardín Juarez (Juarez garden) and a kiosk imported from England in 1890. The Zocalo serves as a central place to relax and enjoy local foods and treats.
Round Rock Kiwanis
Attorney Felix Rippy started his own law firm in 1994 where he practiced for over 20 years. Currently, he is enrolled in Indiana University Graduate School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Additionally, from 1998 to 2008, Felix Rippy served as the president of the Round Rock, Texas, Morning Sunrisers Kiwanis Club.
The Kiwanis Club is a worldwide organization that strives to meet the needs of children by means of service projects and fundraising. On September 30, 2017, the Round Rock Noon Kiwanis Club will be hosting its 26th Annual Pancake Breakfast at the City of Round Rock Allen R. Baca Center for Senior and Community. At five dollars per ticket, guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat full breakfast with proceeds going to helping children in the community.
After the breakfast, guests will participate in Public Safety Day to learn about Round Rock’s safety operations, which will include exploring fire engines and SWAT units. The Morning Sunrisers’ Kiwanis Club and its past President Felix Rippy congratulates the Noon Club for 26 years of success in this endeavor.