ABD #5: festschrift

Today was an inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhausting day. I traveled from Stanford to UC Berkeley to attend a festschrift honoring a prominent, if modest and humble, legal scholar. Festschrifts are usually reserved for scholars who are retiring, or are held after a scholar has passed away. But the organizers of this event felt that this […]

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Year in Pics

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just one of them days*

You ever had one of them days where you are in a bad mood at the end of the day even though you can’t point to anything in particular that went wrong? Where the best you can come up with is “the sun didn’t come out soon enough today”? Where people being who they are […]

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open closed book

When I started blogging, I chose to be pseudonymous, but not anonymous. Anyone reading this now on facebook know who I am, and if you are reading this on the site, you can visit my about page and quickly find my name, where I go to school, and google your way to my whole life. […]

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All’s Well

So I made the previous two posts private because X and I had a great conversation today and I wouldn’t want her to go back and read what I wrote and get upset. Not that I thought what I wrote was wrong, because I don’t think that. If I had to do it over again […]

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i need to remember

that every day is not going to feel like this awareness of how breath enters breathing as energy grounding firmly tears rising up even though it hurts now hurts now to breathe so hurts all the time no respite no break i need to remember that there will be days when the blue sky will […]

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ramblings

I am thinking about a lot of things. Things I want to say. Things I want to write about. Transracial adoption is on my mind. So is parental involvement in education. See the spanking conversation over on cocoamamas. I gotta get my body in shape. I have things to do and need energy to do […]

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it’s winter break. i’m breaking. kinda.

I’m trying though. Really I am. Finished the Christmas shopping. Not doing any household projects. Well, only a few. Only the necessary ones, the ones that are just so annoying undone. But I must take heed. The body will take care of itself. And maybe I’m doing more than I should be. ‘Cause what started […]

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au contraire mon frere

I am a contrarian. I’m not really bad, like I don’t claim the sky is purple when everyone else says it’s blue. I don’t say Bobby Brown is the king of R&B or anything crazy like that. I’m not an atheist or agnostic; I have a firm faith in God. But I love to argue. […]

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The Finest Things

Sacrifice. Life requires so much of it, especially when you are married, or otherwise partnered. Especially when you have children. Things don’t go smoothly unless you are willing to sacrifice something, be it something you wanted to do, or be, or have. And even if you are used to sacrifice, even if it’s been drilled in you […]

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