f/k/a . . . the archives

July 31, 2004

can’t get enough of george

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 4:50 pm

Swede, that is, on a sultry summer day: expect delays

in the hammock
the undertaker dozes    arms crossed
on his chest


August heat


the old orange cat sits up and licks


the sun from its tail




(Brooks Books, 2000)




old dog and master


jostling


for the tiny spot of shade



[07-31-04]

one-breath pundit

July 30, 2004

real dahl

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:25 pm











more Laurie  Laurie butterfly gray

 





the road home

swallows fly out

both sides of the bridge

 

 

 

ceramic fillings

the woman dentist

hums in my ear

 

 

 



Language Haiku  (Jim Kacian & Dee Evetts, eds.,  Red Moon Press, 2003) 

credit: “long summer day” – pawEprint 58 











cursing

the unset alarm clock -

late for church again

                                                  [07-30-04]

 

one-breath pundit  








July 29, 2004

loons and laundry

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:09 pm



some of the sun

glinting off the sea

is dolphins

 

 







dragonflies gray

 

 

a loon’s laugh

the grazing pony

pricks up its ears 

 

 

from Chincoteague: haiku by  jim kacian, 


 

 

 

 





cycle of life?

human stain?

another laundry day

                                               [07-29-04]

 

 

 











dragonflies gray  detail from a work by Laurie Hyde Smith.

one-breath pundit  




July 28, 2004

a winter moment

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:55 pm




thermometer cold

 

 

deep winter

stars between the stars

I know

 

 



melting snow

the distance between

some else’s steps





with paul m, from  edge of light:  The Red Moon Anthology 2003  


(Red Moon Press, ed. by Jim Kacian, and the Editorial Staff, 2004)

 


one-breath pundit  







    • Burn out? Fickle-Format Syndrome (we should know)? Whichever, good luck to the newest LawyerNews.com.


    • One lawyer took indigent defense cases yesterday at Lynn (MA) District Court.  Can you say “illegal boycott“? (See Lynn Daily Item)

July 27, 2004

obama, o mama!

Filed under: pre-06-2006,q.s. quickies — David Giacalone @ 11:24 pm

podium 2 Barack Obama just finished his speech to the DNC.  Here’s my haiku reaction. 


the skinny guy’s
a heavyweight -
they’re cheering for a lawyer!

……………………………………………………………………………..by dagosan, 07-27-04

 sumo wrestling–
in the trees even the frogs
cheer

…………… by Issa, 1823, translated by David G. Lanoue

 

 

obama p.s. Click here, for a transcript of Barack Obama’s speech to the DNC. To Jeralyn: obama rules tonight. More on obamamania at Electablog, Mathew Gross‘ place, Lessig‘s lair, Rick Klau‘s crypt.

frampton live encore

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:56 pm












storm cloud

 










fog all day
the whiteness
in my ears

 


by Alice Frampton, from the World Haiku Assn website

originally in Frogpond XXIV:2

 

 

 










overcast morning–

ripe blackberries

out of reach

 




in English-Language Haiku  (Edited by Jim Kacian and Dee Evetts, Red Moon Press, 2003)





waking from a young man’s dream

last night’s body

creaks and groans

                                              [7-27-04]

 


one-breath pundit  






    • Contagious: New Brunswick indigent defense lawyers boycotting for higher fees.


    • Best wishes to the NY Bar examinees.  But, beware what you wish for. 



      • “There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.”  _________George Bernard Shaw


    • Ditto: Seen your kids lately?  Want to?  see Anonymous Lawyer (via Ernie)

 



 

July 26, 2004

o, politics! o, pshaw!

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 6:57 pm


 


quote marks left


It’s George Bernard Shaw‘s birthday (b. July 26, 1856).  If George were covering the political conventions this week and next month,  I bet he’d toss a few pointed barbs.  We’ve complied some of our favorite Shaw quotations for you here.




For example:



  • “He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”


  • “Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.”

 

p.s.  Speaking of famous quipsters, where is our paronomastic Fool?

o, politics! o, pshaw!

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 6:57 pm


 


quote marks left


It’s George Bernard Shaw‘s birthday (b. July 26, 1856).  If George were covering the political conventions this week and next month,  I bet he’d toss a few pointed barbs.  We’ve complied some of our favorite Shaw quotations for you here.




For example:



  • “He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.”


  • “Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.”

 

p.s.  Speaking of famous quipsters, where is our paronomastic Fool?

conventional priorities

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:19 pm



 











off button

 

putting holes

in my argument

the woodpecker

 

 

 

summer storm

abandoned checkmate

in the park



 

 

thick fog lifts

unfortunately, I am where

I thought I was

 

 



(Brooks Books, 2000)    



 










undecided:

the insomniac sleeps through

the acceptance speech    

                                                       [07-26-04]

 

 


the boys grudgingly

share the hanging tire –

swing doters    

                                                       [07-26-04]

 


one-breath pundit  





    • We’re not there, but we’re still The Official Lawyer-Haiku Weblog of Election ’04.



 

conventional priorities

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:19 pm



 











off button

 

putting holes

in my argument

the woodpecker

 

 

 

summer storm

abandoned checkmate

in the park



 

 

thick fog lifts

unfortunately, I am where

I thought I was

 

 



(Brooks Books, 2000)    



 










undecided:

the insomniac sleeps through

the acceptance speech    

                                                       [07-26-04]

 

 


the boys grudgingly

share the hanging tire –

swing doters    

                                                       [07-26-04]

 


one-breath pundit  





    • We’re not there, but we’re still The Official Lawyer-Haiku Weblog of Election ’04.



 

Was this Fair Balanced?

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:10 pm


thermometer hot  Although warned by the Post-Dispatch, Evan and Andrea (of Schaeffer & Lamere, P.C.) braved the Madison County Fair yesterday.  As described in Evan’s Notes, they encountered hogs and tort reformers. You decide whether Baby Sam is being attacked or protected by the lawyer shark.

 

He may have never met a trial lawyer in early 19th Century Japan, but Master Issa seems to know a thing or two about sharks and children under attack: 

 

 






looking at the shark skin
of a cactus…
a cold night

“shark tiny”

 



from the willow
a ghost attacks!
the child


[translator  David G. Lanoue

 


one-breath pundit  



Blame Bob

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:39 am

expect delays     If there’s a significant decrease in lawyer billables this week, blame Bob Ambrogi, who has turned his vaunted compilation skills to the topic of lawyer humor.  See Web Watch: Laughing at Lawyers and the Law (Law Technology News, 07-26-2004)


Like the wise Ambrogi-san, Issa knew the value of laughter: 





 


swat! swat!
the escaping fly buzzes
with laughter









crawl and laugh–
from this morning on
a two year old!


a flea jumps
in the laughing Buddha’s
mouth


[thanks to translator  David G. Lanoue


 


one-breath pundit  





    • Amen.  Lawyers should stop bemoaning lawyer jokes and humor and enjoy it. [See, e.g., The Simpsons and the Lawyers]






                legalhumor.com or legalhumour.com — “u” decide.  fun places

July 25, 2004

where there’s smoke (thinking of So. Cal. friends)

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:23 pm


Moon slipping out of clouds–

the scent of smoke

from mountain forest fires

 

 

 

bat moon

 

 


Windblown curtain–

from a fold, a white moth

flutters out into moonlight

 



in English-Language Haiku  (Jim Kacian, Dee Evetts, eds., Red Moon Press, 2001)

credits: both haiku originally in Modern Haiku XXX:3

 








in bed 

alone

with a nagging back

                                   [7-25-04]


 


one-breath pundit  






 

July 24, 2004

Evan-handed coverage

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














newspaper 2

We interrupt this haiku moment to thank Evan Schaeffer of Notes from the (Legal) Underground for launching his new Saturday Guest Feature with an offering from your humble Editor on the MoveOn-FoxNews tiff over the “fair and balanced” slogan.  My piece is called Frivolous and Bollixed.  [Check it out, after your haiku moment, please.]

 





score tied

both team jerseys look the same

in the August twilight

 

 




at the height

of the argument     the old couple

pour each other tea

 Swede Unseen  from  Almost Unseen: Selected Haiku of George Swede (Brooks Books, 2000)  









hurrying

to a leisurely brunch -

the migraine starts                         [7-24-04]

 


one-breath pundit  







    • Prof. Lessig is taking the “fair and balanced” isssue way too seriously.


    • Update (07-26): OverReaching Mastheads?  Thanks to Walter Olson for smiling and pointing.


    • Good post from Carolyn on solo practitioners doing legal triage.


    • NYT and I smell a whitewash over Abu Ghraib prison.


 

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