Wild West

My sisters' litigator produced the documents three days early! Come on! You have got to be kidding me! No way! I can only imagine this manifests a regional difference in legal culture. In the Nation's Capital NO litigator produces the documents until the last possible moment. Honestly. This is how it goes down, Friday night … Continue reading Wild West

Challenged

The words don't come easily. The press misrepresents PTSD. Yes, most likely, injection of the acronym PTSD immediately reduces a reader's opinion of my credibility. Yes, some stimuli that evoke nothing in others may trigger a flashback, a distracting backscape of the mind. A flashback typically does not engulf a person. Instead, it distracts, it … Continue reading Challenged

When property law reinforces sexist tradition

Years ago, my parents executed mirror-image Final Wills and Testaments, each page initialed, each instrument fully and appropriately executed according to law. The wills though separate ensure the identical results regardless of who predeceased whom. The wills' mutual design preserves accumulated capital for natural born heirs, a conceit of our eighteenth-century male-dominated heritage . As … Continue reading When property law reinforces sexist tradition

Perspectives on perception

Forgive me, my friends-- creative folk make allegory chatting with Muses of yore. So, I too tonight, sheltering beneath their cloaks -- wishing this task less ugly, distasteful -- pay heed to the tunes Dreamweaver Muses intone. Fiction and poetry-- like Islam's shadow theater, sole allowed dramatic form, where the play of shadow and flickering … Continue reading Perspectives on perception

#CrowdSourcing #Activism: #Bunniesmatterinvegastoo

Last night, it finally clicked: Instagram accounts involved in the post-poisoning evacuation of abandoned pet rabbits from Nevada state property were replicating the Facebook hashtag #bunniesmatterinvegastoo on belated Instagram posts. If those users tweet, however, they haven't learned the Twitter hashtag #LasVegasDumpsiteBunnies (they don't grace my Twitter radar). Activism in #bunniesmatterinvegastoo has had four apparent … Continue reading #CrowdSourcing #Activism: #Bunniesmatterinvegastoo

#LasVegasDumpsiteBunnies Update: Mid-Atlantic

The petition on chang.org opened, to my knowledge, in the wee hours yesterday morning. It had just over 550 signatures when I first saw it; this morning it has nearly 5,000. I have no idea what happened on the ground in #LasVegas yesterday, but where possible, I've shepherded the petition along. I am grateful to … Continue reading #LasVegasDumpsiteBunnies Update: Mid-Atlantic

Sign #LasVegasDumpsiteBunnies Petition

UPDATE: The petition now has nearly 3,300 signatures. A Change.org petition is now available to help the #lasvegas #rabbits. The petition demands that the #lasvegascounty Sheriff initiate #investigation of the poisonning and death of 30+ rabbits on the grounds of the Nevada state children's mental hospital. The petition sets forth a brief history of the … Continue reading Sign #LasVegasDumpsiteBunnies Petition