Yesterday’s post was supposed to be a quick one. Extract a few short videos, slap a little narrative on them, upload. Then get on with my morning. That’s what was supposed to happen. Extracting the video clips was no problem. Finding the ones I wanted and editing them took ten, maybe fifteen minutes tops, and … Continue reading North Shore
I’m afraid I didn’t do a very good job of introducing Alan Shore (whom I incorrectly referred to as Alan North, since fixed!) in yesterday’s post. So let his friend Ellenor Frutt introduce him: Oops! Wrong video. Did Ted Baxter get into the screening room? Never mind. Here’s a better example of Alan’s legal prowess … Continue reading Alan Shore
The Practice in Practice
I used to watch The Practice faithfully when it first came on the air back in 1997. It was a David E. Kelley show and it highlighted the conflicts between the strict demands of legal ethics vs. morality and justice. For the first few seasons I thought it was a pretty good show, even though I … Continue reading The Practice in Practice
A Simple Lunch
Sometimes the simple meals are the most satisfying. I made a spaghetti sauce by sautéing some onions with an Italian sausage, then added some Rao’s Marinara Sauce and parsley from my herb garden. A side of asparagus from the Garden State and a salad of an avocado drizzled with lime juice.
The Dreyfus Affair
There’s a great interview with Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Fresh Air where she talks about Veep and her new movie You Hurt My Feelings, among other topics.
Florida—Where Folk Go To Die
NAACP Warns Black People From Traveling to Ron DeSantis’ Florida The NAACP is the latest organization to warn Black people and members of marginalized communities against traveling to Florida amid the relentless right-wing bills signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The travel advisory, issued on Saturday, condemned Florida as “openly hostile towards African Americans, … Continue reading Florida—Where Folk Go To Die
Garden Update 2023-05-22
The little herb garden in my postage stamp back yard is coming along nicely. I’ve added some rosemary, thyme, and oregano, and I’ve even been able to harvest some herbs already.
Now, I must say a word more and then I will leave this with you where I should have left it long ago. None of us are unmindful of the public; courts are not, and juries are not. We placed our fate in the hands of a trained court, thinking that he would be more … Continue reading Closing Argument
Thou Still Unravish’d Bride
During senior year high school English class, when we were studying the John Keats poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, we had a substitute teacher. Alas, I can’t recall her name, but she was an enthusiastic lover of poetry and her enthusiasm became infectious. When she got to the lines— Heard melodies are sweet, but … Continue reading Thou Still Unravish’d Bride
Now That’s a Civics Lesson
I’m linking to the Freudenfreude post again this week, but not because of the Freudenfreude. Or at least not just because of the Freudenfreude. There is also a fun ten question quiz about the states. I got four answers correct, although I shoulda gotten five right. It’s just that there are two states that I … Continue reading Now That’s a Civics Lesson