Sunday, July 31, 2016


I bought 3 books this week. For $50 I bought a) a book on Turner, one of my favorite artists since I was a kid getting dragged though a lot of art museums and b) Wild Fruits of the Americas by H D Thoreau. I'd never heard of it and it's interesting in itself and an almost lost book by Thoreau. My grandmother once gave me a copy of Walden and Civil Disobedience, and that's been an influence in my life. I need to see if it's online.

Then for 50 cents I bought "The Path to Power" the first volume of Caro's masterpiece biography of LBJ. I already have it, but 50 cents. I'm still waiting for volume 5.




Monday, July 25, 2016


Wednesday, July 20, 2016


currently watching Hornblower.

United States of America v. “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Monday, July 11, 2016

whether weather or climate?
We just broke the record for hottest year, 9 straight times | Earth’s record hottest 12 consecutive months were set in each month ending in September 2015 through May 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

new zealand guinea tree kangaroo, south american trashpanda.


Today I learned that back in 1774, the first continental congress issued a declaration of rights
which makes interesting reading. It talks about the right to trial by jury, the right to assembly and petition, the rights to liberty and property, and generally the rights of Englishmen.
found via volokh and randy barnett. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/07/04/what-the-declaration-of-independence-really-claimed-2/

Resolved, N.C.D. 8. That they have a right peaceably to assemble, consider of their grievances, and petition the king; and that all prosecutions, prohibitory proclamations, and commitments for the same are illegal.

Maybe someday I'll get a chance to quote part of that in a brief.

Friday, July 01, 2016


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