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November 9, 2004

until the cat stirs

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:13 pm

not hearing it
til the cat stirs


first snow

at every window

a child’s face



Roberta Beary  credits” “first snow” – Published in Haiku Happens (1998)

“not hearing it”: Hon. Mention, Nat’l League Am. Pen Women Palomar Br., Vol. 8 (1997)




boy writing neg  by dagosan: 


stuffing post-holiday pounds

into blue jeans:

November 9th?

                                       [Nov. 9, 2004]   



November — as cold

as a sunny day

ought to be

 [Nov. 8, 2004]


one-breath pundit  

  • I’m disappointed by Jeff Carr’s lpt interview on alternative fees (via Dennis Kennedy);

    no real help for the “main street” consumer/client — not even flexible contingent fees. 

    Like us, Carr does, however, stress that value billing should mean lower fees.

  • Naked hypocrisy:  Overlawyered uncovers the irony of lawyers opposing disclosure

    requirements aimed at protecting clients from attorneys who practice without adequate

    malpractice insurance.  ethicalEsq agreesdisclosure should be mandatory.

  • BenefitsBlog has some good links on the topic of excessive executive pay by nonprofits.

    • yin yang I hope the folks at TalkLeft don’t seriously believe that the solution to the Democrats’

      morality gap is adopting “morally correct language“.  Given the earned ridicule garnered by

      “politcally correct” language, I really don’t think we need more of what Evan Schaeffer calls

      “cynic generators.”  (See Aaron Haspel on the folly of political euphemisms.)  We think straight

      talk and overcoming the fear of  sounding or “being judgmental” would be far more effective.

    • Thanks to Steve Minor for sharing his new favorite Shakespeare quote:  “And do as adversaries

      do in law,— Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.” [Taming of the Shrew]  Yes, most lawyers

      only look like they want to kill eachother.  Of course, this quote won’t sell as many t-shirts.


p.s.  phoneCon  If you tried in vain to find  PhoneCon 1876 or its logo yesterday, the links in that post are

         fixed.  Sorry for the inconvenience.     

happy birthday to laurie

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 11:48 am

Laurie Hyde Smith has more kinds of artistic talent than any five people should be
allowed to possess. But, it is her genuine caring (for people and pets and the planet)
that is her most prominent trait. That makes me grateful that she’s been a friend for
over three decades and grateful she has chosen to visit Earth while I’m around.

Happy Birthday, Laurie! I hope all is well in Laurie’s World (Corolla, NC).

laurie pelicans gray 2
by laurie h. smith see more

birthday sunrise–
no extra waves
in the ocean

Gary Hotham from The Heron’s Nest IV:3

[author of my favorite Breath Marks]

birthday morning

he tells me that 53

is a prime number



Pamela Miller Ness, from frogpond XXVII:3 (Fall 2004)

quarter note red Click here to hear a sample of Laurie’s song “Me and Willie,”

a bonus track on the remastered Luxury Liner album by Emmylou Harris.

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