Monthly Archives: September 2011

Decrepitude

I’m getting old. Played basketball again today (about an hour and a half with my section, and then found a pickup game with a bunch of undergrads), and the amount of soreness in my knees and other joints is worrisome. … Continue reading

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The Un-Bush

I’m starting to feel guilty continually just reposting Sullivan, but, well, that’s why he’s paid to do this and I’m not. On the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki: http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/09/the-un-bush.html

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Decompression

It doesn’t take much to get a law student to agree to a beer after class, especially after a professor reverses his plans to have two classes in the same day. The social aspect is getting easier, and my colleagues … Continue reading

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Hester Prynne

I’ve been made an unwilling advocate against good faith. It’s funny how law professors are seemingly well-trained (or take inordinate delight) in pushing a student’s uncertainty into out-and-out support of a doctrine or issue. I expressed some doubts about the … Continue reading

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Snacking

I guess my brother can blame me for being a carnivore. Not for his drinking, though. That’s all on him. http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/09/socially-transmitted-snacking.html

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Untrustworthy

Not a lot to say today, but after doing the Contracts reading for Thursday, I will say this: never trust two old people who act as if they were your parents for years and promise you everything in their will. … Continue reading

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Idiocy Works, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Looking Like a Fool

Holy sh!tballs. This is something I would normally keep pretty close to the vest, in line with my long-standing policy of never communicating the good things that happen to me in fear of looking like an arrogant ass. But I’m … Continue reading

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Assertions

I’ve always had a tendency towards deference, towards passivity. In the past (and still sometimes in the present), I’ve avoided or refrained from voicing my opinions, my wants, in social situations out of a desire to prevent confrontation. I am … Continue reading

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Words with Friends

I was always terrible at Scrabble, despite most people who knew me believing I’d be amazing. The thing about these games, though, is your vocabulary matters so much less than your sense of spatial relationships. Knowing all the weird little … Continue reading

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Things About Which I Am No Longer Certain

Is Clarence Thomas an evil subversive genius? He’s been a punchline for so long as the silent Justice, the awkward other side to the Anita Hill case, the understudy to Antonin Scalia. At a certain point, a public figure becomes … Continue reading

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