Monthly Archives: February 2012

The More Things Change

I bought my first laptop computer in 1987.  I had already owned a computer for several years, but I wanted something a little more portable than a 25-pound sheet metal box.  I opted for an Epson Geneva which, from DAK … Continue reading

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Virginia: The State as Rapist

The FBI defines rape as: “The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” The rapist’s … Continue reading

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What are the Chances? Love, Creationism, and a Bogus Proof of God’s Existence

My wife is a political scientist who teaches, among other things, a quantitative methods course.  You know what that means…statistics.  But I’m a recovering sociologist, so I don’t mind.  This morning she was feeling sick, so she decided to stay … Continue reading

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Nothing’s Perfect: My Mourning Jacket (fashion report)

When I was a student at the University of Minnesota in the late ’70s, the fashion was a breath of fresh air.  Not because there was a lot of variety, but precisely because there wasn’t.  Both sexes tended to wear … Continue reading

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C’mon, C’mon, C’mon!

I’ve got to say something, only I don’t know what it is that I have to say.  Or rather, I have something that I really really want to say, but I don’t feel altogether comfortable saying it.  So it’s dither … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday

Basement of the law library. Early. Phoneposting. I’m starting to get concerned about the lack of snow (I’m in Connecticut). I don’t know whether or not it’s related to global climate change–this might just be random chance–but it is going … Continue reading

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Proposition 8: The Smith Dissent

I went to law school so that I could help people, and so that I could understand things better.  This post may lead some people to doubt that I can do the latter, but hold on and let me speculate … Continue reading

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Almost Perfect (4): enduring near-perfection

When I was in high school, a friend of mine had a Martin guitar–a D12-35.  I thought it both musically and aesthetically fantastic, so when I started to play a little later, my measure for a great guitar was a … Continue reading

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