To think, to plan, to dream, to be ready
Reading slower as time goes on
Words blur in my cube, my mind
Does that sentence make any sense?
It didn’t the last 4 times
Why me? What penance must I pay
I actually did this to myself – what was I thinking?
Where is the logic to this holding?
Give me Scalia – a turn of phrase -
Minnick v. Mississippi – what a dissent
Prophylactic layer on prophylactic layer,
Towers and turrets on the Miranda castle.
Or parsed/pitchy jibe to wake me from the drudgery
When minority views are claimed as generally understood rule of law that…
The opaque words I’m trying to learn – gray on gray
Caffeine – a Moxie, if you please –
O great vending machine
Warm my lips and quiet my chill
As the night grows
Highlighter, fly to the key phrase –
Not cover the page
Wince in looking back
At my notes –
What was in my mind then?
Am I dyslexic? A-D-D? –
Clarity eludes me
Cryptic scratchings of reading at midnight
Don’t call on me!! – no clue what the rule
The worth of the case
The weight of authority – narrow to the case at hand – or Brown v. Board of Education (I & II)
Or unpublished opinion?
Class in minutes
Bag on shoulder
Time for coffee – black - again
posted February 27, 2004
written 9/18/01 23:25 to 23:40
(About the first memo in Legal Skills, 1st semester of law school)