Friday, December 20, 2002

Smurf Blue Madness

So on Tuesday, my company, PG&E issued all of us 100% cotton, big smurf blue oxford shirts with "PG&E Corporation" stitched onto the left chest of each shirt. My department decided to show our unity in support of the company by wearing them today so over 30 folks in my department are wearing loud smurf blue shirts....including me.

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

I just finished reading Learned Hand's "Spirit of Liberty" speech delivered in Central Park in 1944. A lot of it rings so true that I must reference it here for you all to read.

Learned Hand's Spirit of Liberty Speech

The part that rings so true to me: "the spirit of liberty is the spirit of Him who, near two thousand years ago, taught mankind that lesson it has never learned but never quite forgotten; that there may be a kingdom where the least shall be heard and considered side by side with the greatest. "
Yikes, check this out, apparently a woman had some surgical instrument left in her abdomen after a surgery and she didn't know about it until a metal detector went off 4 months later at an airport...


I know people make mistakes but... it was 5 cm long!
Besides the Lumps blogging community, there is also a Law blogging circle... yikes.

The Jurist's List of Law Blogs

Makes me kinda want to start my own law blog... except you guys would all be bored to death probably...

Monday, December 16, 2002

A site that should be checked out:

if only for it's attempt to bridge a large and widening gap...
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

-Matthew 11:28-30

In the movie "The American President", clearly one of my favorite movies, the main character, the President says this about American citizenship: "America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've got to want it bad, because it's going to put up a fight." Sometimes I feel that our faith is the same way sort of... it's advanced citizenship (hear me out, I'm going somewhere with this), God has chosen you, He has called you, and you've got to want it bad because although it may not put up a fight, others will put up a fight against it. Just when you think you get it, you in all your knowledge think that you finally have reached a pinnacle in your understanding of God and in your life, He breaks you down and molds you again. When you think you have seen it all, God reveals something more that astounds you. When you think you can answer skeptics' questions about your faith, someone asks you a question that you do not know the answer for. When you think you've been stretched to the limit, He asks for something more and gives you the strength to do it. When you have been wronged, you forgive and forget. This faith isn't easy. It's advanced discipleship and you've got to want it bad.