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April 30, 2005

behind the clouds

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 5:23 pm

 


empty cabin –

the old sweater

hangs on a nail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






mid-term exams
the leaky fountain pen
in his pocket

 

 

 

 

 

 

spring evening
knowing a new moon
is behind the clouds

 

 

 


empty cabin” – 5th choice, WHC R. H. Blyth Award  2002

mid-term exams” - WHC Tournament 

spring evening” – Robert Spiess Tribute, March 2002

 

 

 



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the nine-year-old’s

best shoes

the puddle-covered sidewalk

 

[April 30, 2005]

 


potluck


honest  Books that Overpromise:  I wonder why the Deception Police have never

gone after self-help books that fail to produce the promised results, or novels

sold with jacket-cover praise that is clearly (in retrospect) unwarranted.  A new

title I spotted at my local library got me wondering — How to Change Anybody:

Proven Techniques to Reshape Anyone’s Attitude, Behavior, Feelings, or Beliefs,

by David J. Lieberman, PhD.  The book jacket says Dr. Lieberman offers “simple

behavioral strategies that work every time,” and the book tells you how to:


* Make anyone more loyal
* Eliminate prejudice in anybody
* Stop passive aggressive behavior forever
* Infuse anyone with more self-esteem and confidence
* Eliminate self-destructive behaviors in anyone
* Make a wallflower into a social butterfly
*Turn a lazy bum into an ambitious go-getter
* And much more!

Like, if only!  I wonder how many brides will take a chance and put the book on their

wish list.

 

tiny check Today, Mike Cernovich takes a thoughtful look at the legal issues raised in Doe v.

Miller, which upheld residence restrictions on sexual offenders, which he also

discussed yesterday (as did we).   If you haven’t taken a look yet at the sentencing 

posts by Prof. Douglas Berman , now would be a good time.

 

tiny check  John Steele points to his spouse’s knitting weblog today.  He seems puzzled by the

fact that hers gets five times the visitors as does his Legal Ethics Forum.  Welcome

to the real world, John.  At NonaKnits, you’ll find a wise post asserting that “Adversity

is not necessarily a bad thing.”

5 Comments

  1. David: That was my apparently ineffective stab at wry, self-deprecating humor. I am not surprised by my spouse’s far more successful blog. When you’re done participating in her blog, you have a work of art and a way to stay warm on a breezy day. When you’re done participating on mine, uh, give me a minute here ….

    Comment by John Steele — May 1, 2005 @ 2:53 am

  2. David: That was my apparently ineffective stab at wry, self-deprecating humor. I am not surprised by my spouse’s far more successful blog. When you’re done participating in her blog, you have a work of art and a way to stay warm on a breezy day. When you’re done participating on mine, uh, give me a minute here ….

    Comment by John Steele — May 1, 2005 @ 2:53 am

  3. John, That was apparently my ineffective wry humor reponding to your own successful attempt at self-deprecation.  Despite any confusion, I refuse to use emoticons to “improve” communication, and I was pleased to see none at NonaKnits.
    Meanwhile, you’ve had 8 more hours — just what do visitors take away from ethics weblogs?   They can’t even throw another weblog on the fire to stay warm.  Of course, they might be better ar knitting their brows and browsers. 

    Comment by David Giacalone — May 1, 2005 @ 11:07 am

  4. John, That was apparently my ineffective wry humor reponding to your own successful attempt at self-deprecation.  Despite any confusion, I refuse to use emoticons to “improve” communication, and I was pleased to see none at NonaKnits.
    Meanwhile, you’ve had 8 more hours — just what do visitors take away from ethics weblogs?   They can’t even throw another weblog on the fire to stay warm.  Of course, they might be better ar knitting their brows and browsers. 

    Comment by David Giacalone — May 1, 2005 @ 11:07 am

  5. The knitting blog definitely gets more traffic because more people can claim it as a hobby than legal ethics ;)

    Comment by Shannon — November 11, 2008 @ 10:59 am

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