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21 years and a million miles


Twenty-one years ago, I walked a circle around an M1A1 tank, looking for loose bolts, worn track or broken torsion springs. Then I jump up on the turret and rearranged the equipment in the sponson box so I could get … Continue reading

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12 days til finals


It’s Thanksgiving Day. I did the family thing this morning, watched the Packers decimate the Lions and now I sit in the HyVee Cafeteria studying. Why the HyVee? Free refills on pop, booths with electrical outlets and it would be … Continue reading

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Just a hair over one week left on the 1L Memo


The discussion section has to be 3,000 words, I can’t write what the memo is about, either because we have been ordered not to discuss it under pain of failure and expulsion, or because I haven’t looked at the assignment … Continue reading

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Good morning means “It’s my birthday” in spousese


So after several days of thinking my wife was mad because I correctly identified that the chair had four legs in response to the questionable assertion of “Good Morning” she made, I finally found out what “Good Morning” actually meant. … Continue reading

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11 weeks…


After 11 weeks of law school, I can no longer think like a sane person. My wife said, “Good Morning.” Is it really a “good morning?” How do you quantify “good?” Is that better than “okay” or are the two … Continue reading

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The doctor was in and I’m out


About 20 years ago, I left the better part of my knee in a mud hole several hundred yards away from a fighting position where my tank crew engaged targets just hours before. It was a miserable, pissy day. Cold. … Continue reading

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Children, explosives and legal education


I spent the weekend pretending to study while achieving a new level of performance in Civilization 5. Then, in one of the brief moments of actual study, my 3-year-old son comes into my office and announces he wants a rocket. … Continue reading

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