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September 27, 2004

alternative billing: how soon they forget

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 11:42 pm


don't forget tackone-breath pundit  [with update]










Update (Sept. 28, 2004):  Maybe this forgetfulness is more Pope [ "Those oft are stratagems which errors seem, Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream"] than Horace.  Dennis Kennedy isn’t accepting my trackback pings from this post.  Let us (and Dennis) know whether you find our treatment “useful.”

 

 
Update (Sept. 30, 2004):  In response to this post, Dennis Kennedy was kind enough yesterday to email me a lengthy explanation for the decision not to include any items from ethicalEsq in the list compiled for  Law Practice Today.   I want to clarify that my reason for wanting this weblog to be included on the LPT link list is the different perspective it brings to the topic of alternative or value billing, as compared

to the cheerleading found in virtually all other materials — which do not tend to deal with legal ethics or reducing legal fees.  Although I did not find Dennis’ explanation to be fully satisfactory, I must note that the Trackback problem at Dennis’ site has been (more than) remedied — thanks, DMK!

 

 

cuckoo
what did you forget?
retracing steps

 

                         

 Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue 

this moon’s for you!

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 6:59 pm

full moon neg  Master Issa and haikuEsq interrupt your weblogging to remind you to look up and enjoy the Harvest Moon tonight and the next three nights.  We’ll be dedicating a sampling of autumn moon haiku to various weblog friends and colleagues for the next few days (all haiku by master Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa, translated by author-poet, professor David G. Lanoue):


 

for Denise Howell at Bag&Baggage


trying and trying
to grasp the harvest moon–
toddler

 

for Wm. J. Dyer of Beldar fame



aiming their butts
at the moon…
rice field geese

 


 

for Martin Grace at a tort et a travers


harvest moon-gazing
priests, samurai
merchants

 

 

for Fed84 at Crime & Federalism  



the thief
is just as he is…
hazy moon


 

 

 

full moon for friend George Wallace of The Fool in the Forest




harvest moon–
on a stone a teacup
filled with sake

 

for B.J. Grenier at BenefitsBlog




harvest moon–
when my heart’s had its fill
it’s dawn

 

for Ken Lammers at CrimLaw

 




the mountain moon              
gives the blossom thief
light

 

for Jerry Lawson at eLawyerBlog



on the moonlit spider web
an evening
cicada

 

for the non-ephmeral Ernie Svenson 

                                                                                 quarter moon quarter moon flip



bright moon–
in a little thicket too
a festival!

 

for UCL, the omni-commenting Uncivil Litigator

 



on the river back home too
no doubt…
moon gazing

 



for Tom Mighell at Inter Alia



which of you owns
that red moon
children?

 

for Evan Schaeffer at Underground Notes etc.



the sake gone
time to buckle down
and moon-gaze

 

coyote moon  for Ted Frank and Walter Olson at Overlawyered

 



harvest moon–
wherever you are
someone’s annoyed

 





overly helpful–
the harvest moon
eclipse critic

 

for the merciful Scheherazade

 



after renting the house
the first thing: moon gazing
twice

 

 

for Nancy Stinson at StarkCountyLawLib


in the harvest moonlight
unruffled, unaffected
scarecrow

 

quarter moon flip  for Rick Klau at tins 



harvest moon–
my lap would be a pillow
if my child were here

 

 

for Prof. Bainbridge at his eponymous weblog 



harvest moon–
the peddler selling
eight cent sake

 

 

for Mr. Firefly at Running with Lawyers


hey boatman
no pissing on the moon
in the waves!

 

for Dennis Kennedy of the snazzy new DMK.com


the Man on the Moon
looks to be about
13





for John F. Kerry:


harvest moon–
going out
going back in

 

for our haiku President George W. Bush


with the moon out
it seems to shrink back…
little mountain

 

for editor-emeritus Prof. Yabut:




on harvest moon night
greeting the moon…
with snores

 


- click here for over a hundred autumn moon haiku by  Kobayashi Issa 

- many thanks to the translator, author-poet, professor David G. Lanoue 




rave reviews

for the lighting crew -

harvest moon

                       [Sept. 27, 2004]













half moon

tiny check  We collect more Harvest Moon haiku here and there.



     

the makeshift curtain

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:29 pm

 


approx

 

 

my wardrobe

full of faded clothes

Monday morning

 

 

 


community play

a small boy peeps under

the makeshift curtain

 

 


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

 

 

 




bathroom

exhaust fan

exhausted

 









                         full moon

one-breath pundit  








    • Why are people surprised that viewers of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 

      are more likely than non-viewers to know candidate’s positions and backgrounds?  A joke is

      only funny if you “get” the allusion and context.(See Annenberg Study; via beSpacific)





    • Will everyone who has NOT made a bad Cat-Stvens-song-title pun in the past 5 days please raise

      their hand?  The rest of us need to exercise more discipline and creativity.





    • Saturday, Ernie Svenson marvelled at a one-post only “ephemeral blog“.  We explored this topic last year, while asking Does the Blogosphere Exist?, and spotlighting the weblog vespertine, which got 300 page hits 4 months after its single, two-sentence post.  (Also, see the Perseus Report)
       

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