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Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Aug 09, 2019. 5 comments

How much do you know about globalization? Would you like to know more?

How much do you know about globalization? Would you like to know more?

I am finalizing a syllabus for one of two classes I’m teaching this fall, and I have questions.

The course title is globalization, and students are “interdisciplinary” majors, which means—for the most part—that they’re upper-division transfer students with odd collections of courses. They’re supposed to bring all of their studies to bear on a question relating to globalization. That’s enough of...

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Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 31, 2019. 3 comments

Home at last!

Home at last!

10 days of driving, lots seen: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, the Carter family farm, the Carter Museum and Library, Atlanta (Highland—the Ponce Market), Kennedy Space Center, the Shenandoah Valley...

I took this photo in the Big Meadow on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park this morning:

A fun trip, but is it ever good to be home!

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Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 22, 2019. 13 comments

You never forget your first President

You never forget your first President

Spouse and I with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter this morning. In 1976 I was 18 and eligible to vote for the first time. I voted for Carter in 1976 and again 4 years later. I did not agree with him on everything then or now, but I think he and Fritz made one of the better teams we’ve had. Note: if you want to attend Sunday School with the Carters, (1) you may want to arrive at their church...

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Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 16, 2019. 12 comments

I think I've achieved critical mass...

I think I've achieved critical mass...

There’s many an old joke about banjo players, and they’re usually told by guitar players. My favorite runs like this:

“Hey, did you hear about the awful thing that happened to Bill?”

“Bill? Hey, no, what happened?”

“Well, you know how he loves that Gibson of his...”

“The gold-plated banjo? The one with real Mother of Pearl?”

“That one. Anyway, he was playing a gig at the Blue Pig.”

“Yeah...?”

“Well,...

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Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 15, 2019. 17 comments

Trying Something Different

Trying Something Different

I was an early adopter of technology. I have owned at least one computer and telecommunications device (modem, broadband) since early 1984. I was on one of the world’s first bulletin board systems (BBS), CBBS-1. I remember bitnet.

Since I entered law school, I have pretty much lived and breathed with a laptop close at hand. My laptop has been a regular presence in my briefcase no matter where...

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Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 12, 2019.

Morning Clouds, 6:10 AM

Morning Clouds, 6:10 AM

Argh! Posting problems! Aside from that, it’s being a lovely day so far. How’s yours?

Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 11, 2019.

Recommendation

Recommendation

This past Christmas, my brother gave Spouse and me gift certificates to the local Shubert theater. We used them last night to see “Beautiful: the Carol King Musical.”

TBH I had my doubts—I’m a tail-end boomer, more into folk/rock than pop—but it was a great, great show, and not solely for the music or stagecraft.

If you get the opportunity to see it, I would strongly advise you to do so.

Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 09, 2019.

Eye-Roll of the Day

Eye-Roll of the Day

I don’t know if this represents the ideas of the person, or WTH, if it does, they were doing at a Trump rally, but last night, in Florida, for a fraction of a second, the person I’ve emphasized above captured my view of the candidate.

Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 09, 2019.

A Word About Ghostbusters

A Word About Ghostbusters

Fanfuckingtastic.

Saw it this evening and recommend it highly!

Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 07, 2019.

Tribute Act

Tribute Act

This morning, being old (and thus not willing to sit up late through Bill Clinton’s speech) I watched Clinton and enjoyed the speech, then popped into a day-or-so-old Daily Show monologue.

I particularly enjoyed the bit where Trevor Noah mentioned that the Republican National Convention was at a disadvantage because they “didn’t have Michelle Obama. They only had Michelle Obama tribute act.”

Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 06, 2019.

Sick of sick

Sick of sick

I have been sick with an adenovirus virus for 8 days. I hate this virus. That is all.

Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 04, 2019. 19 comments

Ooof. Tired already. July4OT

Ooof. Tired already. July4OT

I woke up this morning at 4:30. Why? Hell if I know. I read the Times, did the mini crossword and Tiles, glanced at other vendors of news, then got out of bed. Spouse was sleeping soundly so I went for an 8-mile bike ride that ended at one of the few coffee places open early today. Got home and Spouse was ready to hike, so we went to Sleeping Giant and hiked the tower trail (1.6 miles each...

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Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 02, 2019.

A Political History Lesson

A Political History Lesson

You’ve probably heard it before—Republicans are the party of Lincoln, and Democrats are actually racists. Here’s an article that looks at how and why those statements get a little confusing.

A Republican intellectual explains why the Republican Party is going to die

"The gravitational center of the Republican Party is white nationalism."

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Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 02, 2019.

Anyone else feeling...MONDAY?

Anyone else feeling...MONDAY?

I have work to do and time to do it, but I just don’t wanna. Am I alone today?

Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 02, 2019.

XKCD

XKCD

Nails it:

Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 02, 2019. 15 comments

Anyone work in banking here?

Anyone work in banking here?

I am about to blow a gasket over what should be a simple thing.

1. I am a lawyer. I have an IOLTA account under the name of my LLC (“RBR, LLC”).

2. I have a check from an insurance company. It is made out to “I.M. Client and Andy M-S, Esq.”

3. I take it to the bank, ready to endorse it for deposit to my IOLTA account as “Attorney Andy M-S in trust for I.M. Client”

4. The bank says, “sorry, we...

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Andy Andy "eh tu, brute?" M-S Jul 01, 2019. 23 comments

Fancy Feast

Fancy Feast

Dinner tonight was

Grilled Flank Steak With Worcestershire Butter Recipe

Grilled steak covered in melting herb butter is a cornerstone of summer cooking Here, both the…

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And

Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Fleur de Sel

This is an intense, creamy one-ingredient chocolate mousse adapted from the molecular gastronomist…

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What did you have?

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