Category Archives: Love and Relationships

Martin Luther King Jr. Was Arrested Some 30 Times

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Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested thirty times during the course of his civil rights advocacy.  It’s not a stretch to characterize MLK as a man vs the State.  He was fighting against the status quo, he was fighting against the “majority” societal opinion, at least in the South if not elsewhere. It’s truly startling if you take a moment to… Read more »

Wrongful Convictions Don’t Really Happen (Right?)

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Let’s face it: most of us don’t want to believe that wrongful convictions really happen.  And, if they do happen we tell ourselves that they must only happen very very rarely. This is why it is so important that we pay attention to the stories of exonerees – those who are living proof of the woeful challenges facing our criminal… Read more »

Our Starting Point Must Always Be The Individual (Not The State)

Our country and our judicial system were founded upon the crucial notion that the rights of the individual must always be protected against the monstrous powers of the State.  This cannot be forgotten as we move towards substantive criminal justice reform. Our starting point must always be the individual, not the State.   When someone is wrongfully convicted it’s (by… Read more »

To Share the Action and Passion of Our Time

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I’ve been reading a history of the Supreme Court and this quote I came across has really stuck with me. Life is action and passion.  I think it is required of a man that he should share the action and passion of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.  – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.  (Justice of… Read more »

Journey To Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray | Discussion & Review!

What follows are the notes I made for myself prior to filming the video.  I hope you find them helpful/interesting.  It’s usually best just to watch the video.  🙂 What I liked: Going through all the original episode’s from a different perspective, namely the perspective of two star-crossed friends and lovers: Ciena Ree, and Thane Kyrell. Getting some back-story on… Read more »

Lord of the Rings Book Talk 6 | We Finished Fellowship! | M.E. Music & More!

Well… we finished the first volume of the Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring!  In this sixth installment of book talks we discuss Gimli’s assertion that Galadriel is the most beautiful creature in Middle Earth, the central role of music and songs in Tolkien’s writing and how that’s lost on the film goers.  In addition, I… Read more »

Lord of the Rings Book Talk 5 | The Elven Rings of Power & Frodo’s Vision!

Tezi & I just finished reading The Fellowship of the Ring!, the first volume of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. We here discuss some fun topics from the end-sections of the Fellowship and we hope that you enjoy listening in. We’d love for you to join our conversation here! Please feel free to comment and add your own input!… Read more »

My History with Ultimate Frisbee| Disc Vlog #1

Not many people know this, but Tezi and I met while playing ultimate frisbee, and that was almost four years ago. On that day, back in 2012, I was as new to the sport as Tezi was. Though the same perhaps can’t be said for Tezi, I fell in love with the sport. Up to and including now, it’s fair to… Read more »

Lord of the Rings Book Talk 4 | The Trickery of Saruman & More!

Tezi & I discuss some fun questions from The Fellowship of the Ring. We talk about Saruman and how he was able to avoid being discovered as “evil” for so long. We also talk about the fun “gift giving” scene when Galadriel gives each of the members of the Fellowship a gift, most especially Gimli’s request and the history behind… Read more »

Lord of the Rings Book Talk 3 | Tom Bombadil? & Destroying the Ring?

If your exposure to the Lord of the Rings has been through the Peter Jackson films alone, than you will have likely never heard of the name (or person) Tom Bombadil.  In the book The Fellowship of the Ring, however, Tom Bombadil is an important character for at least two full chapters of the book, and his name/person comes up… Read more »