I’m taking today off. Except for the Saturday before Christmas, it’s my first Saturday off since early November. I’m pretty stoked. * * * * * * * You know something odd? My law firm’s foot traffic has increased dramatically over the past year. Business in general is good, but it doesn’t account for this throwback practice to the turn of the century. The telephone (traditional life-line of the lawyer) doesn’t ring as often as it used to, but foot traffic and client emails have skyrocketed. I understand the emails, but foot traffic? * * * * * * * I bought a worm factory and got it set up ten days ago. As of last night, it seems to be going great. The worms are “digging” the food and they’re not trying to escape. I hope to have my first batch of vermicompost by April 1st. After that, they say I should get a batch every 4-to-6 weeks.
A psychiatrist writes a fairly penetrating op-ed, putting the Te’o situation in a cultural context. I think he gropes a little far (the psychology underlying Te’o might be causing the national debt problem?), but overall, it’s pretty good. Excerpt:
The tale of Te’o is a close relative to that of Balloon Boy—the fake story of a boy who was supposedly adrift inside a capsule beneath a homemade air balloon (when he was actually at home the whole time).
But the tale of Te’o is also a close relative of Twitter and Facebook themselves, which encourage people to craft versions of themselves that are more attractive than the truth . . .
Speaking of the Manti, here’s a pretty good Youtube video:Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList