Jury Duty in Marin

I’ve only lived here 10 months and was required to show up for jury duty on a horrible trial about attempted murder, theft, great bodily harm (to a 90 year old man–newspaper says the assailant shot him in the head point blank), and use of a semi-automatic weapon by a convicted felon. I was not amused. Going through security twice… Continue reading

The Closer Rocked!

Everyone knows I’m a huge fan of The Closer TV series. I just caught up to the end of the 7th season’s final episode this week. I hate to see the series come to an end. It was some of the best TV I’ve seen in years! The season/series finale was a huge success. With The Closer, you never see… Continue reading

The Murder Mashup

The LA Times has an interactive Homicide Report (link to the report) that features the pictures (usually drivers’ license) of the victims, a map of where each person was murdered, a brief description of the crime from the police report, and a fully searchable database of information related to:  age, gender, cause, day of the week, jurisdiction, neighborhood, race/ethnicity, circumstances… Continue reading

What Is This Place?

Elegant condo living? Perhaps a swank office complex? A design studio maybe? Guess again, because you’re going to be shocked! If this source can believed, these are pictures of a prison in Steiermark, Austria, The Leoben Justice Centre. Now I know that those of you who consider me a bleeding heart liberal will be shocked, but I say prison should… Continue reading

Another Survey…

I actually think we all need to focus more on how we are alike and agree than how we differ.  But from time to time, it’s engaging to explore controversy.  Such explorations can enhance our critical thinking skills, help us explore meaningfulness, ourselves, and our values. I am putting the controversial survey results on the Continue reading… link below so… Continue reading

Just Standing There…

I was driving to work later than I normally do when I first saw him. He was just standing there holding a plastic bag in his right hand, a middle aged fellow with hair almost down to his shoulders. There were about 4 or 5 people standing in front of him, looking up at him actually. I’m surprised I noticed… Continue reading