sleet against the window
at last mother threads
on the bus
the teenager pulls out a mirror
and adjusts her pout
the frozen breaths
of the carolers disappearing
among the stars
Despite his unusual momentary lack of insight — saying “I’ve turned down
the opportunity to make having gone to law school make sense” – Jeremy Blachman,
a/k/a The Anonymous Lawyer, did not waste his time going to law school . Traditionally,
law school was a great springboard for nonlegal careers — including lives in the literary arts.
If it takes going to law school to know you don’t want to be a lawyer, following that learned
bit of insight is a pretty good deal, compared to continuing on without commitment or fulfillment.
It’s undeniable that many writing opportunities will come JB’s way (even without today’s New York Times spread). Even if Jeremy only spends a fraction of his writing career focusing on the legal profession,
his knowledge of its brain and soul will be invaluable to our society.
law-student-author f/k/a Anonymous Lawyer.
George Wallace has a photo of a twirling galaxy as his Christmas post. Nice.
He’s tenured and temperate! He’s academic and acidfree. He’s gifted and gracious. Who else “prof grace”
could he be but Santa Martin, Prof. Grace — the RiskProf. No, Martin didn’t pay me too say this, nor
send a Generic Holiday Gift. But, he did let your prolix Editor keep his one-breath punditry promise, by
allowing me to Guest-Post at the weblog f/k/a “a tort et a travers.” So, please check out “Vioxx Millions Redux: the website f/k/a Vioxx Millions.” [Now, if we could just get him to keep that extra "o" out of "Giacolone" and
keep it in "Olson" where it belongs, Martin would be Prof. Perfect -- just ask the RiskSpouse.]