In 195 BC, Titus Maccius Plautus wrote Asinaria, generally regarded as one of the great Roman comedies. It is renowned for containing the phrase: Homo homini lupus est – “Man is a wolf to his fellow man” It is a statement that is generally taken as prima facie. A quick scan of headlines reveals: VIDEO: Mob Uses Chairs in Vicious Beatdown [...]
There is a parking deck right next to our office building. The monthly fee is $80. Cheap, in comparison to most cities. Affordable. Four blocks away from our office building are the bridges going over the railroad tracks that bisect Birmingham. The bidges are lined with parking spaces whose parking meters have all been removed. So parking is [...]
A New Year. From my New Year’s post last year, True Victory is Victory Over the Self: People will dedicate themselves to change. They will tell themselves that this year will be different. They will commit to change their appearance, their friends, their family, their job. Goals will be set. Plans will be made. [...]
Yesterday I went for a run, my usual. 5k. I had given some thought to going further then normal but when I got to the point where I could keep going – the trail crossing over the creek was flooded. I was stymied. Guess I’ll be sticking to 5k. Time to turn around. I [...]
When I was an uchi-deshi, there were special classes reserved for senior students called kenshu (“sword sharpening”). During these classes, I would sit in seiza (“proper sitting”) for 30 minutes or so, listening to the instructor lecture on a multitude of topics. History, art, subtle points of techniques, themes, etc. If you haven’t come [...]
An old year falls, a new one rises. People will dedicate to change. They will tell themselves that this year will be different. They will commit to change their appearance, their friends, their family, their job. Goals will be set. Plans will be made. Motivation will be high. Intentions strong and good. Time will [...]
Seriously, if this is you right now – get off your computer and go do something productive. Exercise, spend time with a friend, go to work. Anything but sitting on your butt and endlessly surfing for some brief bit of amusement. You’re better than that.
Something Mike said over at Crime & Federalism resonated with me. From the post, The Prison is Your Mind: Partial Objects asks: Could you live in an 81 squre foot home? My first semester in law school, I lived in a garage that had been converted into an apartment. People found this hard to believe, but [...]
Will it? It’s up to you.
Totally unrelated to law, but worth a moment of your time to reflect upon: Science. Yeah, it’s like that.