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October 1, 2004

blinds open

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:00 pm

leaf gray                                                                                     leaf gray

 

chill wind –
autumn leaves covering
autumn leaves

 

 







so much to do
my son points out
the lightning

 

 


by Alice Frampton, from the World Haiku Assn website

“so much to do” – Haiku Canada Newsletter Volume XIV June 2001 No. 3

“chill wind” – Haiku Canada Newsletter Volume XV No. 2

 

 
 





blinds open

to the midday sun –

summer’s gone                   


  [Oct. 1, 2004]

one-breath pundit  






    • Vioxx con Dios:  Costs 40 to 100 times as much as ibuprofen or aspirin; no extra pain reflief;

      might prevent a few ulcers; could cause more strokes.  Ads make seniors demand it.  What

      a deal!  What a system. (See NYT, “Demise of a Blockbuster Drug”)




    • Debate I:  Kerry left his pontificator voice at home; Bush brought his pursing, pouty mouth, which complained a lot that  “It’s hard” to be President.  Gotta give this one to the Dems. 




    • A gratefule “thankyou” to Prof. Martin Grace, who has already begun replying to my question about

      being both Libertarian and Catholic.   The question was not meant as a taunt, but comes from

      honest curiosity — no gauntlet implied (either to pick up or to run); a nudge not a backhand (nor

      hand-out).  His ideas are worth a look and a reflective response from me (coming soon).

       

      fluttering down
      mulch for the field
      cherry blossoms
                                   by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue  



      • p.s. If you’ve never visited Mike Huber’s Critiques of Libertarianism website, give it a try.  I guarantee that its Humor, Satire, and Quotations Page will give you a smile, no matter your politics.  It contains many annotated links to like-minded sites and materials, and to Huber’s humorous contributions.      

      • George Wallace has offered an interesting literary/historical slant on the libertarian vs. Catholic issue, causing me to think harder about how to pose the relevant questions.                              



    • You know your status as a “lawyer weblog” is slipping quickly, when the new Blawg Republic   

      lists A Fool in the Forest under General Law, but fails to include this weblog in any category    

      (under its current or former names).  And, sad commentary: they have no category for legal ethics

      or professional responsibility, or clients’ rights. (pointer from Denise Howell)  


    • oil can Update (5 PM):   This squeaky wheel got listed, and a Legal Ethics category was created, over at Blawg Republic this afternoon — without further action on my part.  Call them Blawg Responsive!
















leaves flying

8 Comments

  1. David, you are absolutely right to be put out over the omission of f/k/a/ at Blawg Republic. I trust you will remedy the situation immediately by bringing yourself to their attention. (I would go to bat for you, but the “submit your blawg” form appears best suited for those who are submitting their own sites.) Despite your ostensible retirement from the field, you still post more truly law-related material here amongst the haiku than I do at the Fool: either you must be admitted, or I must be given the boot!

    Thanks (to you directly and backhandedly to Denise Howell)for the pointer to Blawg Republic. Taking a look through their directory, I was thrilled to see that for the moment my own Decs & Excs owns the “Insurance Law” category. Cool! if only fleetingly.

    P.S., Does it add insult to injury that, for the moment, “a fool” is first alphabetically in the “General Law” directory? Something’s surely not right about that.

    Comment by George Wallace — October 1, 2004 @ 1:21 pm

  2. David, you are absolutely right to be put out over the omission of f/k/a/ at Blawg Republic. I trust you will remedy the situation immediately by bringing yourself to their attention. (I would go to bat for you, but the “submit your blawg” form appears best suited for those who are submitting their own sites.) Despite your ostensible retirement from the field, you still post more truly law-related material here amongst the haiku than I do at the Fool: either you must be admitted, or I must be given the boot!

    Thanks (to you directly and backhandedly to Denise Howell)for the pointer to Blawg Republic. Taking a look through their directory, I was thrilled to see that for the moment my own Decs & Excs owns the “Insurance Law” category. Cool! if only fleetingly.

    P.S., Does it add insult to injury that, for the moment, “a fool” is first alphabetically in the “General Law” directory? Something’s surely not right about that.

    Comment by George Wallace — October 1, 2004 @ 1:21 pm

  3. I’ve been worrying that alphabetization has become a lost art among our youth, and getting a lot harder for us old guys. I thought your placement at the top of the page was a bit foolish — although you might have legitimately earned the top spot if you had called your weblog “AAAAAAA Fool in the Forest,” like in the Yellow Pages.

    As far as remedying the situation, I’m going to wait for the molehill to come to the prophet.

    Comment by David Giacalone — October 1, 2004 @ 1:39 pm

  4. I’ve been worrying that alphabetization has become a lost art among our youth, and getting a lot harder for us old guys. I thought your placement at the top of the page was a bit foolish — although you might have legitimately earned the top spot if you had called your weblog “AAAAAAA Fool in the Forest,” like in the Yellow Pages.

    As far as remedying the situation, I’m going to wait for the molehill to come to the prophet.

    Comment by David Giacalone — October 1, 2004 @ 1:39 pm

  5. Automated alphabetization may the one of the problems. I know that when I add a site to one of my links lists, Typepad assumes that any lower-case letter comes after capital “Z.” Thus, “f/k/a” comes at the end of the alphabet, rather than in the first third.

    Since you nobly decline to engage in self-help, perhaps this Fool will make a hejira to the “blawg submission” page and bring your one-breath insights to the attention of the blissfully ignorant. No linkage, no peace! AAAAAA!

    Comment by George Wallace — October 1, 2004 @ 2:04 pm

  6. Automated alphabetization may the one of the problems. I know that when I add a site to one of my links lists, Typepad assumes that any lower-case letter comes after capital “Z.” Thus, “f/k/a” comes at the end of the alphabet, rather than in the first third.

    Since you nobly decline to engage in self-help, perhaps this Fool will make a hejira to the “blawg submission” page and bring your one-breath insights to the attention of the blissfully ignorant. No linkage, no peace! AAAAAA!

    Comment by George Wallace — October 1, 2004 @ 2:04 pm

  7. Glad you were listed; myshingle is but is relegated to General Law since there’s nothing on solo and small firm practice either.

    Comment by Carolyn Elefant — October 1, 2004 @ 8:12 pm

  8. Glad you were listed; myshingle is but is relegated to General Law since there’s nothing on solo and small firm practice either.

    Comment by Carolyn Elefant — October 1, 2004 @ 8:12 pm

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