This is a good historical account the reaches from the 1930s to 1970s with a personal connection since the author's mom was a stewardess. We get a variety of issues such as airline history, gender and race dynamics, Cold War (chapter on Russian stewardesses) and feminism. Has lots of notes, but is a mostly crisp two hundred pages with photos.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
BRIEF OF THE COMMONWEALTHS OF VIRGINIA, KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, AND PENNSYLVANIA, THE STATES OF CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, HAWAII, ILLINOIS, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MISSISSIPPI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, NORTH DAKOTA, OREGON, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, AND WASHINGTON, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF AFFIRMANCE
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Basic reasoning and dialogue has to be instilled as a value young and often. Repeatedly, e.g., someone online thinks I say something wrong and they just say it's wrong. Why? Who knows. Another nifty rejoinder -- uh no, read it again. Read it the first time. We view things differently or at most I missed something. Help me out dude or dudette, okay? Finally, harping on religious belief or something. Focus on the specific thing being claimed.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Lawyer discipline information will be more open over at SCOTUS; update also on this curious discipline investigation. Warren Hill executed, Breyer/Sotomayor dissenting without opinion. His capital offense was a murder while in prison; claim rested on Georgia's strict rules for showing mental retardation. Recent case seemed applicable. Also, patent case update.
Monday, January 26, 2015
This is a sort of follow-up to the better known A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, both semi-autobiographical accounts. This one about a young couple (she's 18, he's 20) who get married [in 1927] and have a busy/stressful first year as he goes to law school. It is a charming "simple" story that has some pretty earthy (sex, menstruation etc.) asides that I wonder about even in 1963 might be controversial. Good for young adults and everyone else.