Tag Archives: justice

disorientation.

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how lucky are we that the future lawyers are to be offered this experience? 

“justice is conscience, not a personal conscience,

but the conscience of the whole of humanity.

those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience

usually recognize the voice of justice.”

– aleksandr solzhenitshyn

 

 

 

 

 

 credits: national lawyers guild detroit & Michigan chapter,

interfaith council for peace and justice, university of michigan law school

                         

 

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what people do.

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“the most important thing on earth is for all of us to make this sentence true:

compassion is what people do.”

-glennon doyle melton

 

image credit: interfaith council for peace and justice, washtenaw congregational sanctuary

the four crows.

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we were a formidable team

my two sisters

one friend

and i

 an ad-hoc precinct

fashioning ourselves

the finest of sleuths

solving crimes

all around

our neighborhood

it was our job

our destiny

the four crows

walked the streets

the fields

the woods

looking for clues

to crack puzzles

imagined

and

created

as we

dreamed up

our cases

finding empty pill bottles

 asking a neighbor

if he killed his wife

as we hadn’t seen her

found out

that she had died

 left a note

for a woman

who yelled at her children

telling her she was too mean

found out

they were adopted

 asked her to give them back

we clearly

way overstepped our bounds

as detectives

sometimes

tend to do

all

in pursuit of justice

 in an attempt

to right the wrongs

to restore balance

in a community

that didn’t know

they needed us

or that we were

always looking out for them

in the most secret of ways

plainclothes

and

undercover

as a

murder of four crows

all under age 8

“the case called for plain, old-fashioned police leg work!”
― donald j. sobol, encyclopedia brown, boy detective

how i spend my weekends?

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fellow blogger friend and humorist, tom nardone, http://tomnardone.net/home/ posted a spaghetti western/clint eastwood-style piece. told him i wanted to get in on that and be a free-wheelin’ wild woman, meting out justice all over the land. tom is a man who dealt with a lot of injustice as a child, and lived to write about it. he now helps others with his honest childhood stories and his comical approach to life as an adult. well lo and behold, he made my justice fighter dream come true. here is tom’s version of what i am doing with my time off when i’m not teaching kindergarten. thank you tom. 

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Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan