If you clicked on the picture, you probably have an idea where this is going....
** Fulfilled a civic duty this week. I doubt that very many people are overjoyed when they receive the Summons for Jury Duty, but it really is a part of what makes this country work. Boulder has a one-day, one-trial system, and the single trial of the day was an alleged 3rd degree assault that occurred within the Boulder County Jailhouse. So immediately there was some eye-rolling among the 20-or-so prospective jurors. I made the random call of twelve, six of which were seated which included yours truly. Although there was a video and testimony from the accuser and the reporting police officer, we all agreed that there was reasonable doubt that the attack was carried out by the defendant. Acquittal. The certificate of appreciation that we received states:
"...trial by jury is more than an instrument of justice
and more than one wheel of the constitution:
it is the lamp that shows that freedom lives..."
Duncan v. Louisiana
** The End of the World came and went, and entirely unsurprisingly, we are all still here. Of course for many it was indeed the last day on this earth, but for even more, it was their first day. Having a 12-21-12 birthday should be fun for those folks - born on the day the earth was to end.
** Another week, another mass murder - I cannot add anything to what has already been said. However, read the Second Amendment to the US Constitution folks, you know, the part about gun ownership being tied to a well regulated militia.
** The University of Colorado hired yet another head football coach, and now will be paying one current and two former head coaches. I will save my rant for another day, but for a reminder about the hiring of the previous coach, John Embree, go read this previous post.
** The Broncos and CU basketball are all on a roll. Nuggets somewhat. Pepperdine - not so much.
** Trail running is one of the greatest outdoor activities.
** The Hop Diggity at the Wild Mountain Smokehouse in Nederland is a great brew! Right up there with Modus Hoperandi from Ska in Durango.
** And here is a song that most of you have never heard of, but was one of my favorites from a long, long time ago.