Archive for January, 2010


My Newsweek 1.30.10

Since last week …

  • James Taylor came up in a conversation.  You either love him or hate him and it may be a generational thing, which is interesting because I have been impressed how “my” music overlaps with my children’s music.

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So I give you a litte James this week  (and some then and now images) …

Maybe it’s the hair??

And my good friend Cary reminded me of her blog post on JT  where she compared him to Mister Rogers —  I’ve Seen Fire, and I’ve Seen Rain « Holy Vernacular!

  • Recombobulation Area … 

Daniel Pink  found this at  Milwaukee’s airport.

I posted it on FB and had a great discussion about “discombobulate” — we southerners thought it was a southern expression … unique to our mammas!  Right CHS and EWP?

Obviously I run around with a crowd of discombobulated folks … all in need of a “Recombobulation Area”

Emotionally intelligent signage . . . in an airport? | Daniel Pink

  • I wonder if anyone’s child in 70 years will be proclaiming that their father “held the ropes” for the stars at the Avatar premiere?

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Another interesting architectural tidbit; this one on the history of golf clubs/country clubs — From the WSJ – The 19th Hole Goes Back to Golf –All-Purpose Clubhouses Are Giving Way to Havens More Focused on the Game

  • My first Twitter Party — I don’t think I would do it again.  It is very distracting when watching a show.  Tweeting is enjoyable for sporting events … since I never pay attention anyway.  Masterpiece | Emma | PBS
  • fun …

“But the tablet seems driven by nothing more than desire. Just take a breath…put the tablet down…and back away…slowly.”

  • This week, Tom Marshburn (Davidson ’82) returned to campus and talked  about his experiences as an astronaut and his first space shuttle mission last summer (“What I did for my summer vacation …”) . It was interesting on so many fronts.  He was someone who fulfilled a lifelong dream, yet was “happy at every stage of life”.  Here are two posts from about his visit.

Marshburn with students

  • Interesting story of Davidson student’s success.
Student’s Paper for Economics Class Merits Publication in International Journal  …
  • I just love the Clydesdales.  In marketing at its best, my mom always chose her holiday beer pruchases by who had the best ads.  The clydesdale ads are by far some of the best.  This article links you to A-B’s post 9-11 clydesdale ad.  I vote for the clydesdales.

  • And Joni posted this on her daughter’s wall …

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? ” – J. B. Priestley

There don’t seem to be enough nice things to say about Davidson’s Stephen Curry.  Stephen Curry: The son also rises –

And thank you all for the kind birthday wishes (one of my favorites was from Davidson friend James Baskin “Alenda Lux Ubi Happy Birthitas” … a play on Davidson’s motto – “Alenda Lux Ubi Orta Libertas” (Latin)/”Let Learning Be Cherished Where Liberty Has Arisen” (English)) … It was a great day.  I accomplished something (a new driver’s license), got something for free (Daniel Pink’s Drive),  shared time with friends, ate a good meal, and enjoyed family.  It was a great day!

Love to you all …


Supreme Court

For quite a while (at least since I was in law school), I have been fascinated by the Supreme Court.  Its history is really quite interesting, and someday I would love to visit.  Maira Kalman’s interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was so personal. She is described as “petite and elegant.”

Maira Kalman - May It Please the CourtPart of what makes the court and the justices so interesting is the philosophical balance of the justices and also the balance of personality types and even a balance of ethnicities and physical attributes.

So when I saw this Supreme Court Ruling Renews Rumors of Justice John Paul Stevens’ Retirement – Sphere News, I realized that soon we would have a new Justice Search!  American Idol for Legal Nerds.

Campaign finance ruling is bringing about a lot of analysis of the Supreme Court … how it works, personalities of the justices and of the court.  See –

I also realized that it was time for me to start reading some of my SCOTUS stack, which includes a book by Sandra Day O’Connor and another by William Rehnquist.

I’ll let you know what I think.


New Day/My Saturday Posts

Since my friends think I post way too much junk on Facebook, I decided to use a blog instead.  I hope you are will enjoy reading and discussing here!

So these are my posts for today …

— Book club last night: My Stroke of Insight ..


“Through the eyes of a curious neuroanatomist, she watched her mind completely deteriorate whereby she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. “

The book was very good.  See –

–Enjoyed this … WSJ’s Peggy Noonan  is good this week.  So, are you a nut or a creep?


— I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of slavery — do not have any other gods before me …


( is a very funny site… )

— RIP Eric Segal …


(Like the Dew is one of my favorite sites … may have to order a t-shirt)

— I just love political cartoons …

Political cartoons


Aren’t Saturdays great?


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January 2010