Yearly Archives: 2009

The Personal Statement

A friend emailed the link to this piece from McSweeney’s weeks ago.  I’ve finally drilled deep enough into my inbox to retrieve it.   It’s titled “A Former Investment Banker Analyst Falls Back on Plan B” and is for anyone … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning

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I Have Socks Older Than That

A few days ago six to eight students filled my office, preparing for a final exam.  One asked “how old is that briefcase?”  I thought a moment.  “It was a gift when I graduated from law school, so it’s over … Continue reading

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Deja Vu

A story in yesterday’s NY Times addressed the battle between backlisted authors and book publishers, focusing on the efforts of William Styron’s heirs  (Styron wrote The Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie’s Choice, among others) to license e-book versions of … Continue reading

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Serendipitous Sight

Returning along the causeway from a Casco AG snacks run (potato chips, molasses cookies, popcorn, and a sugar donut [supply your own punch line]{no, I did not eat all of it in one sitting}) a bald eagle flew about 50 … Continue reading

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C’mon, Sox

Today I renewed my Red Sox season tickets for the 2010 season.   Always on the lookout to increase my frequent flyer mile account I was happy that the Sox said on the form I could pay by credit card … Continue reading

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I Don’t Get It

About 22 Intro to Law students elected Grading Option B, which requires that they research and write a short paper.  I implore those who elect Option B to send me drafts at least two weeks before the paper is due. … Continue reading

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