- Ferndale, Michigan, US
- May 31
- I keep fine company, thank you.
- I'm a science and computer geek (B.S. Computer Science, University of Michigan), a law geek (J.D., with honors, Wayne State University), and a history and philosophy geek (history grad student at Wayne where Professor Sandra VanBurkleo is my adviser).
For my day job I'm a software engineer for a global telecommunications company.
I'm an alumni of Agree Outpost Camp (July 1990) where I cemented my love for backcountry wilderness.
My academic interests: philosophy of law, tort law, contract law, U.S. legal history, U.S. constitutional history, English legal history, political theory, the history of political thought, and the history of ideas. I like to think about justice, ethics, knowledge production, truth, equality, and liberty. (When I have the answer I'll let you know.)
Other interests: Reading (duh); hiking, camping, and backpacking, target shooting. For a while I studied Tai Chi and Kung Fu at the Ann Arbor Asian Martial Arts Studio.
MY RECENT POSTS
- some dogs
May 21, 2008 09:24AM
- Bumble Bees
May 20, 2008 05:20PM
- Peaceful sunset over Lake
May 20, 2008 03:00PM
- I'm an anti-anti-zionist
May 20, 2008 12:46AM
- California court embraces
gays; Michigan court not so
May 15, 2008 02:58PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “JD: I can't wait to let
my friends the Saluki owners
about SIU Carbondale
May 21, 2008 03:57PM
- “Great dog photos! Thanks
for sharing. I grew up with
dogs (2 or 3 at
May 21, 2008 03:39PM
May 21, 2008 08:03AM
- “JD: Indeed the "stoning
to death issue" does really
May 20, 2008 07:45PM
- “I'll point you toward an
answer to your second
first, then I've got
May 20, 2008 06:28PM
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These dogs, all Salukis, live in Wisconsin. I took these pictures in October 2005.
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I took these pictures a few summers ago in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Enjoy.
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I'm very happy with the California court decision. If it stands it will make staying in Michigan after I'm done with law school hard to rationalize.
This rainbow of hope (ok that was cheesy) comes on the heals of very bad news for gays and lesbians in Michigan. Last… Read full post »
To follow up on my post about being middle class I called my mother last night to ask how much she and Dad paid for the house I "grew up" in. (I use quotes because we moved three times while I was a kid. The longest period was at… Read full post »
After arguing that Quakers are most like the first Christians and noting that Jesus was Jewish, Voltaire goes on to say:
"If we attend closely to the fact, the Catholic, apostolic and Roman religion is, in all its ceremonies and in all its dogma, the reverse of the religion of… Read full post »
I took these photos a month ago while trying out a new 50mm lens I just picked up. Enjoy.
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The recent salon interview
with Nan Mooney brought to mind the 2003 salon
interview with Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren. And it
set me to thinking. What is middle class? Am I middle class? Have I
fallen behind my parents?
According to Prof. Warren the biggest financial burden for the middle/… Read full post »
I don't get poetry. I read the words but, usually, nothing happens: no comprehension. Now, I don't need to read poetry. Poetry doesn't come up in any of my classes or in my job. Yet, I find this state of affairs unacceptable. I consider myself a Reader and/… Read full post »
This essay was originally written for a law school English legal history seminar.
For medieval canonists, the illegality of divorce followed axiomatically from scripture.1 In the 12th century the Church developed the view that “marriage began by agreement but become complete and in… Read full post »