October 31st, 2010

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Training the apprentices

Me to legal intern: I need you to research [statute] with regard to [possible legal argument].

Intern: Are you envisioning using this statute [this way] or [that way].

Me: I don't know. I don't even know if this is useful yet. That's why we do research. Once I know what I'm talking about, I'll know how I'm using it, or even if I'm using it at all. If you need focus, tell me everything you can first, then I'll decide what to follow up.
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Alice The Movie -- Dancing Under The Gallows

Alice, "the lady in Apt #6," is the oldest living survivor of the holocaust. She will be 107 this November (God willing). She was a musician, and therefore sent to Thereisenstadt -- the "artist" concentration camp, showed to international journalists to show how "humanely" the Jews were treated.

Alice's story and the triumph of her spirit at 107 is inspirational. Worth the 12 minutes.