Jury Duty

It’s been awhile since I last had a summons for jury duty. I’ve only been called twice in my entire lifetime, once in Florida, and once in Colorado. Both times, I was selected for the jury, and both times I was elected as jury foreman. I really enjoyed the experience both times, and I completely… Continue reading Jury Duty

Woe is Us! Part 2

On Monday, April 2nd, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion in a 5-4 vote that allows people arrested for minor offenses to be strip-searched before being admitted to jail, even if officials have no other reason to suspect them of carrying contraband or weapons. I am almost positive that when the… Continue reading Woe is Us! Part 2

Woe is us!

I’ve posted on this before in a previous blog, but since that post went up in smoke when my previous service provider decided to change software without notifying me, I’ll have to write it again. I know our educational system is putting out a lot of students who can’t point to the states on either… Continue reading Woe is us!

Chicken Little, or lessons we didn’t learn from history

Jorge Agustin Nicolas Ruiz de Santyana y Borras was a Spanish philosopher, although he was raised as an American, and considered by many to be American, but is perhaps most well known by non-academics for his saying “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As I recall what I was taught… Continue reading Chicken Little, or lessons we didn’t learn from history