Archive for July, 2010
We grew up around books. Lots and lots and lots of books. My parents had a large house in Rockland County, NY, and it had a giant, unused space in the basement that my dad had fitted as a library with built in bookshelves and a huge entertainment system. He’d watch video lectures on great [...]
I am not taking sides. Really, I’m not. There is a bit of a tug of war going on in the interweb and I want to maintain a somewhat neutral presence without being called a cheerleader or a phony. Perhaps it’s time to let that go by the wayside and say this, and please, Jamison [...]
Warning – extensive self-absorbed commentary ahead: How could I ever have thought I could leave? How did I think that I could simply walk away, stay home, make cornbread? Why was I trying to put a round peg into a square hole? I am admitting this now, I was a terrible stay at home mom. [...]
Today I listened to Mark Bennett. The courthouse freaked out. I didn’t ‘win’ in a technical sense, but the client got his day in court and I earned my keep. Isn’t this what we signed up for?
Maryland State Trooper Bruce Allen Tucker (I wonder how many people he worked with knew his middle name was Allen) has been charged with possessing child pornography. According to the Baltimore Sun, Tucker had hidden his computer, which contained over 3000 images, in a water heater closet. After that, Tucker gave a statement to the [...]
Last week, Mark Bennett wrote a post about talking to jurors after a guilty verdict. Jamison Koehler followed up with a post on perspectives on losing at trial. In his post, Jamison discusses the differences, generally, between the defense and prosecution regarding post-verdict post-mortems. That post was inspired by prosecutor/blogger D.A. Confidential who lists reasons [...]
First thing’s first, I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to vote, to comment, to tweet or to email me about the photos. While I am more secure in my appearance now than I was when I was 16, it still took a bit of a deep breath for me to post those, [...]