Give peace a chance.
Archive for November, 2006
Back in the 1960’s a newly-admitted attorney showed up for his first day of work as a lawyer, an associate at a trial law firm.
As he sat down at the desk in his new office that day, he thought of his just-issued law license as a sort of driver’s license. He’d stood in that ceremony, taken an oath and been given an impressive certificate granting him the right to practice law. Now he could take on his clients’ legal matters and manage them down an orderly road to the best conclusion he could manage. Yep, this was special, this was big, after those years of hard work and study, he was IN, he was da man.
But at the end of that first work day he realized that what he’d really been handed was just a learner’s permit. (more…)
Dear Miss Manners: I have begun to notice that the definition of the word “fiance” is changing, and in my opinion, not for the better.
. . . I thought perhaps you would have a comment.
Gentle Reader: Well, yes, Miss Manners has noticed that in newspaper articles, the unmarried father of five children who is on amicable terms with the mother is identified as her fiance. But if he beats her up, he is called her boyfriend.
The rest is below the fold. (more…)
Daniel B. Sparr
“He was quiet, not like some district judges. He knew how to do the job without any fuss and feathers or making a big splash. I think that’s good.” — US District Judge Richard Matsch
“He was a dedicated, reliable judge. He believed in the rule of law, in fairness and justice.” –Lewis Babcock, chief judge of the U.S. District Court, Colorado district.
“He was a wonderful colleague. He was smart, practical and nice to work with. On several occasions, he took the time to help me learn the ropes as a judge.” — Colorado Supreme Court Justice Nancy Rice, who served with Judge Sparr as a (state court) Denver District Court Judge.
This is election day where I live. Thank goodness.
Not because citizens from coast to coast will cast their votes and choose the people who will run their governments – from local to national. Not because this is perhaps the longest-running continuous republic headed by elected officials in the world.
Because as of tonight all those horrible political ads will be over.
Until next time.