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March 15, 2005

phone numbers exchanged

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:46 pm

cloudy valley

the dog barks

at himself




judges and juries


on posts





phone numbers exchanged






David G. Lanoue author of the novels Haiku Guy and Laughing Buddha

see his world haiku assn bio for the above haiku in English & Japanese



first warm day

her pale

gloveless hands


mid-March blues —

et tu,



                             [March 15, 2005]



“tinyredcheck”  Things I probably used to know but learned again today:

History tells us that Julius Caesar was killed 2049 years ago, on

the ides of March, 44 B.C.  Despite Ceasar’s fate, Wikipedia says

that the ides (which fell on either the 13 or 15th of the month) were

considered auspicious, and traditionally corresponded with the

full moon (a favorite of haiku lovers and other romantics).   


tiny check Thanks largely to Shakespeare’s line, in Julius Caesar,   rook horiz 

 “et tu, Brute?,” the Ides of March is now associated with

treachery by a friend.  So, this might be a good day to practice

and express your loyalty to those who merit it. 


tiny check I learned a couple interesting things about the Roman calendar and

the notion of fasti, clicking around Wikipedia today. It appears that legal

activities could only take place on certain days (dies fasti), while

dies nefasti” were days, designated N on the calendar, on which

the courts could not sit, for various religious reasons, and dies

endotercissus, designated EN, were days when legal actions were

permitted on half of the day only.  Does this give Walter Olson any

possible reform strategies?



pawn horiz  As only he can, Evan Schaeffer takes a look today at the epic war

between law firms and legal recruiters over firm associates.  (prior post)

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