Thursday, March 11, 2010

One of my friends, Meredith Duncan, has written a great op-ed.

Read it here.  You can check out some of her scholarly work here and here.  If Jeff & I had had kids, we'd have wanted them to be like Meredith and Curtis's kids.

Brava, Meredith!

Thanks, Super Shag, for the videos!

SuperShag did some on-the-dance-floor videos of our Vegas Showdown 2010 Silver Smooth Scholarship (here), Bronze Standard Scholarship (here), and Open B Rhythm Scholarship rounds.  (The two in the ballgowns are tango, which is why I look more serious in those clips.)  For the Rhythm videos, see here (although I managed to kick the floor in a rondé), here, and here.  (Thank goodness that SuperShag didn't catch the Coppertone moment after that part of our routine!)  For more tiny videos, check this blog after this weekend.

Thanks to my teacher, Sergei Shapoval, and to my coaches, Felipe and Carolina Telona.  Y'all ROCK!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

A salute to master teacher Jaime Escalante

Apparently Mr. Escalante is battling cancer (here).  My thoughts go out to him, his friends and family, and the countless students whose lives he made better by pushing them to excellence.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Wrong. Wrong on so many levels....

Hat tip to UNLV's own Matthew Stafford for pointing me to this Above the Law post (here). 

I count 7 independent ethically (and grammatically) challenged errors in this one business card.  Anyone care to list them?

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Fearless prediction and a shout-out to Loren Steffy of the Houston Chronicle

My buddy Jessica Gabel of Georgia State pointed out Loren Steffy's latest column about Jeff Skilling's appeal (here).  The column is quintessential Loren, and it's absolutely correct.

But I still think that the Supreme Court's going to reverse Skilling's conviction based on what the Court will call a misinterpretation of the "honest services" doctrine.  Let's see if I'm correct.