...and what a joy to read. What has me all philosophical today? Writers. Writers and the April A-to-Z challenge that is about to begin. At least four of the people whose blogs I follow are going to participate in the A-to-Z Challenge. Just so you know. Just to be clear. I am not participating. I... Continue Reading →
You would take a sip of whatever you’re drinking, look over at me and say “how many friends of a different race did your parents have?” “Whaaa?” “Seriously, that was one of the questions some bonehead in Seattle wanted your barista to ask you while she was messing up your coffee order.” “Fortunately, I avoided... Continue Reading →
My friend Norm has a number of series running on his blog. One of them is called Thursday Doors and I’ve always found it intriguing. Norm has featured some fascinating doors in this feature. He has often invited others to join him, and I have often said that I might. Last week he made it... Continue Reading →
Late last week, a cold that had been playing hide-and-seek with me for quite some time decided it was my turn to be “it” and roared to life. Normally one to “sleep in” on weekends until 6:15 or 6:30, I found myself still comfortably buried under the covers at 8:30 and 9:30. On Saturday, my... Continue Reading →
I have been working my way through the DVD collection of Star Trek Next Generation (STNG). As I near the end of the series, I have been planning to write a couple of posts that are inspired by Star Trek, but not Trek-heavy and not a “series.” Just a post here and a post there... Continue Reading →
Pantene, you had me at: “Shampoo and Conditioner in One.” To me that mean half the time, half the risk of getting burny stuff in my eyes and half the number of bottles in the shower. That last bit is important. When you’re a guy, sharing a bathroom with your wife and teenage daughter, you... Continue Reading →
Just a few days ago, I announced that this blog was going to be “award free.” Actually, I never made that announcement, I may have implied that, but I stopped short of pasting the “Award Free” banner in the sidebar. If that sounds like political-candidate-speak, well, it is the season. The reason I’m waffling a... Continue Reading →
About two years ago, someone nominated me for an award. I have to admit that, although I had been blogging for a while, I didn’t understand the whole award thing. I wasn’t aware that you could declare your blog to be “award free” or that I could set up an Awards page or that I... Continue Reading →
I always enjoy Dan’s stories. This one might inspire me to share my own experience with Jury Duty, but, given the title, I don’t think he’s done yet. Let’s see how this plays out.
Nowadays you serve one day of jury duty and you’re done . Well , you’re not done if you’re chosen for a jury . The trial might last two or three days . When the verdict comes in , then you’re done . In the past , I’ve been called for ” a panel ” but then not chosen for the jury . That was on my first day at the courthouse , and I was done . I’ve been on several juries over the years .
It used to be that jury duty was 10 days . People didn’t want to join a jury on their ninth or tenth day . That would extend their service , most likely , for a few more days . You could spot the short-timers as the jury was being picked . They were the ones telling the judge why they shouldn’t be…
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