just wait, it’ll get better . . .

From Juvenile Law (CASA) conference in Boston: Facts - Statistic 1. Every time a child changes schools, he/she regresses approximately 6 months. Statistic 2.  There is a disproportionate number of children of color in the foster care and delinquency system. Statistic 3.  Children of color are generally detained longer after being taken into state custody,... Continue Reading →


To the Church in the United States: 3 I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. 4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.  (Rev. 5) 9 Open your mouth, judge righteously,     defend the rights of the poor and needy. (Prov. 31) 10 if you pour... Continue Reading →

17 – iuris

Oddly enough, "iuris" is latin for both "soup" (gumbo) and "legal authority." That oddity represents 1996 pretty well for me. I was working on an appeal of a conviction of a woman - let's call her Sue - when we found out that M had possible thyroid cancer. More recent experiences with friends have taught... Continue Reading →

12.2 – Alaska III

On December 7, 1941, the U.S. was forced into war with the attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. military leaders knew that if Hawaii was a first target, Alaska might be a second.  The tiny area now called Whittier was a prime spot for storage of supplies and movement of troops, due to its remote location... Continue Reading →

9.8 – London V

Desirable things just out of reach are generally frustrating for one side or the other, or even both sides. While lying limp in the teeth of depression, happiness is often visible in the lives of others, but there's no hope to reach it for yourself. Thus the cycle. On a clear day you can see... Continue Reading →

9.7 – London III

Dreams bewilder me.  I never know what's real and what's not real. For example, if you believe in angels, and you believe the Bible, how are you supposed to know if an angel you encountered was real or not if, as they did in the Bible, they sometimes appear to people in dreams? Sometimes dreams... Continue Reading →

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