a gathering place for the words, images and momentos of the world of adventures i've adventured, the stories i've wandered through. curriculum bella vita...a resume, of sorts, of the good life.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Adventures in Footnotes

Justice Jewett is ready to rule. But I don't always agree with the majority.

My favorite dissent doesn't have much to do with legal points. Instead, i'm attached to one particular dissent because of a wild case of footnote-ism. 19 in just over four pages. Here's a breakdown of what each footnote accomplished:

1. invitation for appeal
2. sarcasm
3. scold plaintiff
4. additional information
5. additional information
6. clarify
7. idealism
8. clarify
9. scold plaintiff
10. cite Wikipedia
11. self-promotion
12. again, cite Wikipedia
13. clarify
14. perspective
15. defend
16. hedge
17. joke
18. cite a cheesey website
19. cite case law

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Backpacking Romania

E.M. Travis and I trained our way to Romania for some legitimate high adventure, exploring the PADIS by foot. The goal was Pietroasa to Heudin by foot, but the trail demanded otherwise. Enjoy the stories at Hungarian Goulash:

4th of July = Romania

Adventures in Oradea

Visited Oradea (Nagyvarad) Romania

Ups and Downs on the Transylvanian Trail

Twists and Turns in Mountain Country