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June 22, 2005

straight rows of weeds

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 4:47 pm



On the smudge
left by the window cleaner
sunset lingers



 


 










 

Closed army base:
the parade ground with straight rows
of weeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the last set
the piano keys glow–
solo moon




 

rain flower neg  George Swede from Simply Haiku (Sept. 2003, I:3) 

 

 

 







  • by dagosan                                               









too much tongue

the taste

of the popsicle stick

 

 

 

 

 

 

one-minute

gully washer –

the car’s still dirty

 

 

                               [June 22, 2005]  

 


 potluck


tiny check Evan Schaeffer recently asked Christopher King, Esq., to start his own honest flip

weblog (we concurred).  King did, and Evan had a follow-up post today

after being rather surprised to learn, via King’s 1st Am. weblog, that King

has been indicted by a New Hampshire grand jury for attempted

extortion.  The Nashua Telegraph says that Mr. King (who lost his bar

license in Ohio and is not a member of any bar) “was indicted for

trying to extort the town of Jaffrey by falsely claiming he represented

the NAACP and demanding $65,000 restitution for the arrest of a

black man [Willie Toney].” (June 22, 2005) King allegedly wanted

15% of Toney’s award.   Wow.  Mr. King went from a Comment-

Spamming annoyance to an indicted ex-lawyer in a little over a week.

Talk about instant eenfamy.



  • Let me suggest one line of defense for Chris King:  No card-carrying

    lawyer worth his ATLA membership fee would ever charge a mere 15%. 

    Thus, (allegedly) asking far less than 1/3rd is prima facie proof King was 

    not holding himself out to be a lawyer.

 

tiny check  The next time your local weather forecaster uses obscure jargon,

head over to The Weather Channel’s Weather Glossary. (I used

it today to make sure my understanding of “gully washer” was

correct.)

 

honest  If you haven’t seen David Weinberger‘s apologia for why he’s “not

keeping up with your blog,” check it out.  You will surely relate. There are

just too many weblogs for anyone with a life (much less a job and family) to

stay abreast.  And, I think RSS aggregator subscriptions makes the task harder. 

Of course, that means we can’t count on other webloggers to stay on top of the

blawgosphere either.  Yes, easy access to information quickly becomes too much

access.

 

 

tiny check Bob Ambrogi does a very good job today, analyzing the debate between the

cheerleaders of weblog-marketing by law firms and “blogging’s contrarians.”  Caution

and restraint are called for.

 













potLadle

16 Comments

  1. The big firm life is

    driving me to feel that

    all hope is now gone.

    Comment by Anon — June 22, 2005 @ 7:15 pm

  2. The big firm life is

    driving me to feel that

    all hope is now gone.

    Comment by Anon — June 22, 2005 @ 7:15 pm

  3. Yikes, Anon, I hope you’re merely talking about your haiku-writing skills and not your whole life.  
    See is it or ain’t it haiku? for some help with the former.
     
    As far as your legal career, you can always walk away from BigLaw — economic sacrifices and transitions are well-worth saving your psyche, self-esteem, and life.  Get some career counseling. 
     
    best wishes,
    david

    Comment by David Giacalone — June 22, 2005 @ 7:39 pm

  4. Yikes, Anon, I hope you’re merely talking about your haiku-writing skills and not your whole life.  
    See is it or ain’t it haiku? for some help with the former.
     
    As far as your legal career, you can always walk away from BigLaw — economic sacrifices and transitions are well-worth saving your psyche, self-esteem, and life.  Get some career counseling. 
     
    best wishes,
    david

    Comment by David Giacalone — June 22, 2005 @ 7:39 pm

  5. hmmmm…i see you actually believe the Chief, too. maybe you should visit my blog and actually read some things there about my accomplishments before you make up your mind. i never asked for 15%; Mr. Toney asked me if the NAACP would take a third if the case settled and i told him no, we’re not acting as lawyers now, we’re just negotiating and not filing suit yet. he volunteered to give half the normal amount if we were able to recover for him to the NAACP. Chief Dunn then twisted this around to make it appear as if I was twisting Toney around.

    Go read the blog, brother, and get informed. My lawyer actually knows several NAACP higher-ups and took my case because he’s pissed off at the way they treated me.

    so long is the road
    strewn with debris of hatred
    potholes of the mind

    Comment by -c — June 23, 2005 @ 8:26 pm

  6. hmmmm…i see you actually believe the Chief, too. maybe you should visit my blog and actually read some things there about my accomplishments before you make up your mind. i never asked for 15%; Mr. Toney asked me if the NAACP would take a third if the case settled and i told him no, we’re not acting as lawyers now, we’re just negotiating and not filing suit yet. he volunteered to give half the normal amount if we were able to recover for him to the NAACP. Chief Dunn then twisted this around to make it appear as if I was twisting Toney around.

    Go read the blog, brother, and get informed. My lawyer actually knows several NAACP higher-ups and took my case because he’s pissed off at the way they treated me.

    so long is the road
    strewn with debris of hatred
    potholes of the mind

    Comment by -c — June 23, 2005 @ 8:26 pm

  7. so long is the road

    strewn with debris of hatred

    potholes of the mind

    Comment by -c — June 23, 2005 @ 8:32 pm

  8. so long is the road

    strewn with debris of hatred

    potholes of the mind

    Comment by -c — June 23, 2005 @ 8:32 pm

  9. Chris, I stated in my piece that the charge is alleged.  My postnote is an attempt at humor, aimed at my favorite target, the standard contingency fee.  For the sake of those who missed the humor, I have added the word “allegedly,” so that the phrase now reads “Thus, (allegedly) asking far less than 1/3rd.” 

    Comment by David Giacalone — June 24, 2005 @ 12:52 pm

  10. Chris, I stated in my piece that the charge is alleged.  My postnote is an attempt at humor, aimed at my favorite target, the standard contingency fee.  For the sake of those who missed the humor, I have added the word “allegedly,” so that the phrase now reads “Thus, (allegedly) asking far less than 1/3rd.” 

    Comment by David Giacalone — June 24, 2005 @ 12:52 pm

  11. David, my bad….I totally realized that later just as you realized your oversight later on me. We keep missing each other, but I think in a bar or at a ball game or over a game of pool, poetry slam, whatever, we’d have a great time.

    Peace out.

    -c

    -c

    Comment by -c — June 24, 2005 @ 1:52 pm

  12. David, my bad….I totally realized that later just as you realized your oversight later on me. We keep missing each other, but I think in a bar or at a ball game or over a game of pool, poetry slam, whatever, we’d have a great time.

    Peace out.

    -c

    -c

    Comment by -c — June 24, 2005 @ 1:52 pm

  13. David, my bad….I totally realized that later just as you realized your oversight later on me. We keep missing each other, but I think in a bar or at a ball game or over a game of pool, poetry slam, whatever, we’d have a great time.

    Peace out.

    -c

    -c

    Comment by -c — June 24, 2005 @ 1:52 pm

  14. David, my bad….I totally realized that later just as you realized your oversight later on me. We keep missing each other, but I think in a bar or at a ball game or over a game of pool, poetry slam, whatever, we’d have a great time.

    Peace out.

    -c

    -c

    Comment by -c — June 24, 2005 @ 1:52 pm

  15. Chris,  Long ago, I discovered that differences of opinion held in good faith should not cause personal animosity.  That’s even true when folks with law degrees use less than diplomatic language or shoot from the hip. 

    Comment by David Giacalone — June 24, 2005 @ 3:30 pm

  16. Chris,  Long ago, I discovered that differences of opinion held in good faith should not cause personal animosity.  That’s even true when folks with law degrees use less than diplomatic language or shoot from the hip. 

    Comment by David Giacalone — June 24, 2005 @ 3:30 pm

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