Wednesday, October 08, 2008

On setting books free

According to this press release, an author from Bristol has a new book, called Murder Takes The Cake, and has set free one volume of it at the Bristol Starbucks, in the manner of

On the late Judge Matney

Via Nancy and VLW, I saw this article in the Bluefield paper on the memorial for Greg Matney, a district court judge. I never knew him except as a voice on the telephone in a couple of cases.

If you wanted to be a judge and only got to be one for a short time, would that be better than not at all? I think so. I have reached similar conclusions about other life goals - even a little of the real whatever is better than none.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

On having another birthday

It means that from yesterday until next February, I have the same years as Sarah Palin.

UPDATE: And, just as my birthday was October 6, the next day was the birthday of NOLA's own Ray Ward, of Minor Wisdom and the (new) legal writer.