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December 30, 2004

sharper, clearer

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 10:39 am


strung across the art room–

winter rain



driving from the beach
in winter twilight
…the sky today



wind chimes
sharper, clearer
after snow




credits: “watercolors” & “driving” – simply haiku (Oct. 2003)

“wind chimes” — the heron’s nest VI: 6 (June 2002)

new snowman —

the scarecrow  


                              [Dec. 30, 2004] 

snowmanHat  one-breath pundit 

tiny check I don’t understand why Prof. Bainbridge advocates using the phrase “the dead constitution

to describe his approach to constitutional interpretation.  Do he and Justice Scalia really think

the Founders wanted a “dead” document?  Does the phrase sound especially catchy?  Give me

a living constitution any day — with the original DNA, it will still live and grow.


tiny check Like Prof. Orin Kerr at VC, I find the term “Constitution in Exile” to be pejorative.  The phrase

conjures up deposed monarchists hoping to return someday in glory.


tiny check As I noted over at Evan‘s place this morning, discussing Anonymous Lawyer, the satirist is

(by definition) not condoning the actions of the subject institition or people.  It’s kind of scary that

young lawyers and law students seem to need emoticons to get an author’s gist

  • update [7 PM]:  Special (Legal) Ed?  In addition to emoticons, Energy Spatula seems fail gray s

    to need captions explaining the topic being covered.  Apparently, I should have said

    (slowly, with tiny words): “I am not talking about whether AL is funny or likeable

    or good at what he’s doing.   The topic of this blurb is whether a satirist agrees with 

    the conduct described.”  [Midnight]:  E. Spats is learning!

quote marks left  With all due respect to Eugene Volokh and Mark Twain, Twain’s quip “History doesn’t repeat itself,

but it rhymes,” does not mean the same thing as Volokh’s  observation “Tomorrow’s problems

won’t be identical to yesterday’s; but they may be similar enough.”  Rhyming has no necessary connection

at all to the meaning of  “rhymed” lines or events.  History may not repeat itself, but it does get paraphrased. 

There’s lots of historic homonyms, too.


tiny check Last night, Charlie Rose interviewed William A. Sahlman of the Harvard Business School.  Charlie’s
very first question was whether the students are at HBS for reasons other than wanting to become

rich.  Sahlman’s answer began, “I have never known a student who came to HBS to become rich per

se” — they come because they want to do something that interests them.  Consider your Editor’s

eyebrow raised.  I wonder if Sahlman ever gets over to the Law School

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