Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quick Update

I apologize for being a delinquent blogger here of late. It's been a busy several weeks here at Castle Erickson with work, school, studying and the false alarm foster child situation. Unfortunately, I think it's only going to get busier for the next couple of weeks. There is something afoot that I cannot discuss in detail yet; however, it involves a a pretty major potentially life changing decision. Discussions within the family about this issue have pretty much consumed the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

While I've been away, I seem to have attracted a few new followers. Several bloggers have a tradition of welcoming new followers to the fold so to speak which I think is admirable. I've tried to do that from time to time, but it has been a real long time and many followers ago since I did so. My intent has been to do another massive follower intro, and I even started working on it before law school started to get in the way. I'll try to get that finished here before the end of the year after finals are done and things stop being so crazy. 

In the mean time, I offer a heartfelt welcome to Warlock Sundance, Stephen, Duke, Modern Day Redneck, Hoss Boss and justcook. I appreciate you taking the time to follow me increasingly irregular postings. Hopefully, regular programming involving guns, law school, foster parenting and associated craziness will resume sometime in the near future. No promises. 

One last thing before I get back to studying for my "all or nothing" Torts final scheduled for tomorrow evening. I've been meaning to mention this for a while, but it keeps eluding my limited attention span. I had to spend the better part of a week working from the law library at school because AT&T managed to kill my DSL connection for an entire week. I noticed something during that time which had been poking around the edges of my consciousness. Despite the reputation attorneys have for being ruthless, unethical scavengers, law students are, at the same time, generous, helpful and entirely too trusting. The heartless and unethical part must come later. The scavenger part, however, is purely instinctual. 

Allow me to explain. I sat in the law library for over eight hours on at least two different days watching students leave laptops and books worth well over $1000 unattended (and the laptops unlocked) while they left to go get coffee, go to the bathroom or others for fifteen or even thirty minutes at a time. A dishonest person could have walked away with not only valuable stuff but a semester's worth of work had they been so inclined; however, I never once saw anyone so much as blink in the direction of someone else's stuff. Balance this with what appears to be the near universal and ravenous appetite of law students. Every group event or meeting at school involves free food. Not that I'm complaining. Usually it's pizza, but we've also had Chick-fil-a, In-And-Out Burgers, Pot Belly Sandwiches and others catered in. Any leftovers from these events are shamelessly scavenged by other students. If a student walks in and smells food, it's on like Donkey Kong. It's like chumming the waters for sharks.

Anyway, must go now. Back to studying.


  1. Thanks for the update AND for the 'welcome plug' ...don't remember how I found your blog, but I have enjoyed the posts I've read so far. Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog today too. I'm always a little amazed when I get a new follower ...grateful but amazed. Seems like it took me months just to get to double digits in the followers category. Then it took about a year for me to get past THIRTEEN. Good thing I've never been the superstitious type. Now you make number 64 and I am amazed. But grateful. Welcome aboard.

    : )

  2. HossBoss, I think you found me via Duke or Stephen. You're welcome for the plug. Enjoy the ramblings.

  3. "Adversity introduces a man to himself". ~Author Unknown
    Sounds like you are getting to know yourself pretty well.....LOL

    "You do not wake up one morning a bad person. It happens by a thousand tiny surrenders of self-respect to self-interest". ~Robert Brault

  4. Mr. Daddy, it's not so much adversity as it's making a choice at a fork in the road. Neither choice is particular bad and both are potentially full of win.

  5. Thank you for the welcome. Now, get back work, we'll wait.

  6. Stephen. You're welcome for the welcome. You and Duke and several others are the ones I was thinking of when I mentioned the welcoming tradition. I really like that.

    Back to work now.

  7. Sorry for the late post, the internet has been down. Thanks for the welcome and I look forward in reading your stuff.

  8. Redneck, no need to apologize. Life takes precedence for all of us.


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