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January 4, 2005

saving snowmen (and ex parte animals)

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:19 pm

winter sunrise–
only pale green moss
on the cottonwoods


express line checkout-
the man ahead buys flowers
and breath mints




winter sunset
backlights the alders-
a small bird moves on



“winter sunrise–” tinywords (Dec. 3, 2001)

“express line checkout–” worldhaiku; haijinx I:1 (Vernal Equinox, 2001)

“winter sunset” – tinywords (Jan. 18, 2001)




all night 

a productive cough —

he hits the snooze button

                                        [Jan. 4, 2005]


one-breath pundit  

tiny check An ex parte animal: State Supreme Court Judge Joseph C. Teresi was reprimanded by the

NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct Monday for failing to disclose he spoke privately

to a defense witness (a nun) who then “abruptly” withdrew from testifying in a 2003 DWI

case.  (Teresi denied the affected party an adjournment to find another expert witness. 

As the Troy Record  (Jan. 4, 2005) tells us:

“In a February 2001 decision, the commission also censured Teresi for exerting

pressure on parties to settle a case, improperly excluding one lawyer from discussions

and showing bias against a litigate he wrongfully sentenced to contempt of court and

sent to jail for 45 days. The defendant was later released by another judge.”

How many bites should Judge Teresi get before the apple really bites back?


tiny check For reasons similar to those raised here, blog has made it to the List of Words Banished 
from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, promulgated by the Lake

Superior State University, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.   They’ve been doing the list since 1977, and posters

from previous years can be printed out free. (via Inter Alia)


“snowManGray”  On the other hand, this snowman lover, cannot sit idol-ly by and condone LSSU’s

annual Snowman Burning to welcome the first day of spring.  Impermanence does not need help.

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