August 31, 2005

It just goes to show

I was just checking the news sources for any information about all those other countries sending aid our way in order to assist in the Hurricane Katrina situation. I found no sign of such. I mean, what the heck, didn't we all go overboard in order to assist all those tsunami victims? See what happens when the shoe is on the other foot?

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August 26, 2005

Aug. 26, 2005

A married couple was in a terrible accident where the woman's face was severely burned. The doctor told the husband that they couldn't graft any skin from her body because she was too skinny. So the husband offered to donate some of his own skin. However, the only skin on his body that the doctor felt was suitable would have to come from his buttocks.

The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no one about where the skin came from, and requested that the doctor also honor their secret. After all, this was a very delicate matter.

After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the woman's new beauty. She looked more beautiful than she ever had before! All her friends and relatives just went on and on about her youthful beauty!

One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was overcome with emotion at his sacrifice. She said, "Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did for me. How can I possibly repay you?"

"My darling," he replied, "I get all the thanks I need every time I see your mother kiss you on the cheek.

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August 22, 2005

I am alive and well and swamped with work

Due to the plethora of comments and emails I have received wondering if I am OK, I felt it might be prudent to let you all know I am still alive and am still fairly healthy ... at least, as far as I know. As I have recently moved my court appointment practice to a better paying area, I have found I am having to work a bit harder than before. Regrettably, I have very little free time now, so despite my wishes, I have very little time to spend online other than doing legal research. Of course, as well, I have very little time to watch the news, so I have no idea of what is happening outside my little sphere of influence. Anyway, as Doc, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, and the rest of the gang used to sing, "Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's back to work I go."

Wow. I shut down the laptop before I sent that off. Oh well ... I seem to be becoming a very poor blogger here lately.

and then I echo a post and have to rebuild the site, all almost 4K worth of individual entries. sheesh!

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August 12, 2005

Aug. 12, 2005

Recently while going through an airport during one of his many trips, President Bush encountered a man with long hair, wearing a white robe and sandals, and holding a staff.

President Bush went up to the man and said, "Aren't you Moses?"

The man never answered but just kept staring straight ahead. Again the President said, "Moses!" in a loud voice. The man just kept staring ahead, never answering the President. Bush pulled a Secret Service agent aside and pointing to the robed man asked him, "Doesn't that man look like Moses to you?" The Secret Service agent agreed.

"Well," said the President, "every time I say his name he just keeps staring straight ahead and refuses to speak. Watch!" Again the President yelled, "Moses!" and again the man stared ahead and didn't answer.

The Secret Service agent went up to the man in the white robe and whispered, "You look just like Moses. Are you Moses?"

The man leaned over and whispered back ."Yes, I am Moses. However, the last time I talked to a bush, I spent 40 years wandering in the desert and ended up leading my people to the only spot in the entire Middle East where there is no oil."

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August 10, 2005

A friend I will sadly miss

I had a good friend in Dallas, a fellow attorney. He was the smartest guy I have ever known and had a heart filled with compassion. I needed to contact him for some assistance and did a quick internet search. I came across this:

A Black History Month tribute to... R.D. Rucker: A man who made a difference

By David Robison / Independent Editor

R. D. Rucker was the 10th child of Kirk and Demora Rucker of Swifton, born on Jan. 14, 1950. During his lifetime, he achieved success in several areas and stood as a stalwart example to the African American community as one from Jackson County who lived to make a difference in the lives of others.

Rucker's educational career began at Tuckerman East Side High School, from there, he went to Blacksville School before graduating from W. F. Branch School in Newport. His interest in history and pursuing a degree in law led him to the University of Arkansas, obtaining a B.A. in History and Sociology in three years. He went to Columbia University to do graduate studies from 1976-1978 completing 24 hours with a 3.6 grade point average. That led to studies in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the International Research and Exchange Board scholarship program. That achievement was followed by a Ph.D. in History in 1981 from the University of Iowa with a 3.83 G.P.A. He then went on to complete a Juris Doctorate degree in Law in two years from the University of Texas in 1985.

His legal career led him to serve as assistant Attorney General of Texas in 1985 and assistant district attorney in Waco, Texas in 1986-1987. He was the first assistant Public Defender from 1987-1988, practicing private law in Dallas, Texas from 1988-2001. While working in the District Attorney's Office in Waco, he handled the death penalty appeals for the state of Texas. He also defended over 1,400 cases during that time, more than 180 before the court or jury.

He self published several books, all of which were you might find worth reading:

  • Abraham Lincoln's Social and Political Thought
  • Drugs, Drug Addiction, and Drug Dealing: The Origin and Nature Of, and the Solution To, the American Drug Problem
  • Eros and the Sexual Revolution
  • Jesus Christ and the Origin of Christianity
  • Marriage, love, and the family: An investigation into the role of the Black woman in the African-American family*
  • Sweet land of liberty: A poetical journey through America, 1996-1998*
  • It is hard to find someone to really admire that you know closely. It is so sad that we almost always wait until they are gone to point it out to everyone else. RIP R. D.

    * out of print, might be difficult to find.

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    August 02, 2005

    Finally ... finally ... finally

    My book is now listed with, but, of course, you can still buy it cheaper at and see the cover art as it is supposed to be. It seems the other POD printer, the one who has the connections with all the major bookstores had a hard time duplicating the cover art and on their cover, the "Alien Attitudes" is all but invisible. Oh well, guess we'll see how well it sells now that it is listed in Books in Print and available to booksellers everywhere. Have you purchased your copy yet?

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