2002
07.30

Random

    This week I’ve started reading ahead in my Torts casebook. The cases are humerous at times, but the it is going to take me awhile to learn all of the legalese.

Legal News

  • One bit of good news has come out this week… the bankrtuptcy “reform” bill has been delayed again. Thank God! — I am still amazed though that corporate America would try to push for this when they have been in so much hot water this week.
  • Yahoo: Malpractice Insurance doesn’t cover spanking – This story sounds like it came out of the Onion, but it’s really true.
2002
07.26

Blogs about Law

2002
07.26

Resources

    Of all of the guides to law school I have found, the most helpful is Understanding Law School, a 3-part essay by Kenneth W. Graham, Jr. (Professor of Law at UCLA). He has his bias (he authors course outlines) but overall his advise makes more sense than the overly-complicated brief/outlining schemes I have come across elsewhere.
2002
07.26

Well enrollment went smoothly this week. (If any of my fellow One-L’s have found this site, they will let you enroll before August 12th if you turn in your work statement.) I’ll be in section One, taking these classes…

2002
07.24

Website News:

    As you can see this blog has been slowly dying lately. Too busy with other projects, work, etc. The bad news it that it is only going to get worse, as I am starting my studies at Oklahoma City University School of Law in less than a month.

    So, it is time for a change. Here’s the battle plan..

    1. The Law/Politics blog will continue on at www.jmbzine.com. However, my focus will primarily be in writing for my fellow law students, and other folks interested in the law. I’ll comment on cases and issues that we talk about in class, and will probably even post my class outlines here.

    I may still talk some about politics (especially as it relates to what I’m studying), but most of my political discussion will be on the Oklahoma Green Party Discussion list instead of on this site.

    2. If I continue the culture blog, it will likely move to www.exitzine.com. More likely, I will quit that blog but will continue writing about culture, music, art, etc through the reviews and articles I write @ EXITzine.

    3. Random blog will probably die unless I change my mind.

    That’s all of the news now. If you’re an old friend or just want to say howdy please email me at jmb@jmbzine.com.

2002
07.19

It’s been awhile since I’ve been out to the farm. Life has been too hectic here in Newcastle. I miss being out there.

Of course, my family is out there a lot to take care of things. They say things are grown up a lot. I do think next year I will have to rethink how I plant the wildflower bed or maybe even move it. It seems strange, but tilling the ground before planting there seems to be the wrong thing to do as it lets the weeds grow like crazy.

I am doing some gardening in Newcastle. I’m borrowing a bit of earth from my parent’s at their place, so I’m building up some raised beds, using concrete blocks for the borders. Hopefully I should get some good results since they have killer compost and the location is perfect for a fall garden with its sheltered southerly location next to the house.

On another note, if you are interested in the future of Western Oklahoma and particularly sustainable agriculture and economics, I would recommend you check out the The Green Party of Southwestern Oklahoma.

2002
07.19

Website News:

    As you can see this blog has been slowly dying lately. Too busy with other projects, work, etc. The bad news it that it is only going to get worse, as I am starting my studies at Oklahoma City University School of Law in less than a month.

    So, it is time for a change. Here’s the battle plan..

    1. The Law/Politics blog will continue on at www.jmbzine.com. However, my focus will primarily be in writing for my fellow law students, and other folks interested in the law. I’ll comment on cases and issues that we talk about in class, and will probably even post my class outlines here.

    I may still talk some about politics (especially as it relates to what I’m studying), but most of my political discussion will be on the Oklahoma Green Party Discussion list instead of on this site.

    2. If I continue the culture blog, it will likely move to www.exitzine.com. More likely, I will quit that blog but will continue writing about culture, music, art, etc through the reviews and articles I write @ EXITzine.

    3. Random blog will probably die unless I change my mind.

    That’s all of the news now. If you’re an old friend or just want to say howdy please email me at jmb@jmbzine.com.

2002
07.19

Website News:

    As you can see this blog has been slowly dying lately. Too busy with other projects, work, etc. The bad news it that it is only going to get worse, as I am starting my studies at Oklahoma City University School of Law in less than a month.

    So, it is time for a change. Here’s the battle plan..

    1. The Law/Politics blog will continue on at www.jmbzine.com. However, my focus will primarily be in writing for my fellow law students, and other folks interested in the law. I’ll comment on cases and issues that we talk about in class, and will probably even post my class outlines here.

    I may still talk some about politics (especially as it relates to what I’m studying), but most of my political discussion will be on the Oklahoma Green Party Discussion list instead of on this site.

    2. If I continue the culture blog, it will likely move to www.exitzine.com. More likely, I will quit that blog but will continue writing about culture, music, art, etc through the reviews and articles I write @ EXITzine.

    3. Random blog will probably die unless I change my mind.

    That’s all of the news now. If you’re an old friend or just want to say howdy please email me at jmb@jmbzine.com.

2002
07.19

It’s been almost a month since my last post here. Life goes on. Politics goes on. These days, I spend most of my political energies on the OK Greens Discussion list. If you want to follow what I’m thinking and feeling about politics these days, read the message archives there.

On another note, JMBzine will be changing. Since I’ll be starting law school in less than a month, this section (the Politics blog) will morph into a blog on the Law. I’ll likely post my class notes here along with my thoughts on my experience as a One-L. I’ll probably touch on politics some, but I really won’t have the time to write on it like I used to. For more information on this transition, please read the front page of JMBzine.com.