Saturday, May 12, 2007

Out to lunch

I'm gonna lay off for awhile. I don't know if I'll be back (right now I'm leaning toward not being back, at least for awhile) but I'll let you all know if I decide to take it up again. I will, of course, be checking in at your blogs from time to time.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Few and far between these days

Judge Donald Lay, former chief justice of the Eighth Circuit, died Sunday. This guy was the genuine article, a relic from the Warren era when liberals weren't afraid to be called such. He spoke to one of my law school classes years ago. He made an impression on me then, and if I find one of his opinions while researching one thing or another, I still stop to peruse it.

And he died young, too. He was only 80.

Sweet childhood memories

Bloggerdad used to own a big gold convertible Cadillac back in the 70s, and we used to listen to a lot of AM radio while riding in it. Eventually he got rid of the Cadillac, but the AM radio stuck around. Bloggerdad would issue contemporaneous commentary on whatever was being said, and I listened carefully.

In fact, I'm pretty sure that the first time I heard the phrase "fucking prick" was during Bloggerdad's remarks while we were listening to this guy.

I'm guessing Bloggerdad would stick by that characterization today.