Old Stones

In Moëlen-sur-Mer, I pushed open a wooden door opening onto a narrow walkway that lead to a stone house from the 16th or 17th century. High on a stone wall that abutted a small, very green backyard, lay an enormous cat, its dark gray and white colors very much like a Cheshire cat. It was staring straight at me. At my feet arrived a small dog whose name I later learned was Merlin.

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Second Track

The law is in good measure a game of strategy. Traditionally, the players shared much in common. The judges and lawyers on all sides were versed to a greater or lesser extent in the dark art of the law and the scribes who translated to the larger audience were versed to a greater or lesser extent in the related arts of literature and writing.

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Political Opportunity of a Generation (and How to Blow It)

Unlike those who believe our democracy is under existential threat, I don’t think so. The guardians of the Bill of Rights are ensconced in their federal courtrooms and not going anywhere. But the political field is fertile, you could say fecund, for a new set of political representatives.

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