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    Thursday, September 21, 2006

    What I'm Reading Today

    I'm far from a Shakespearean, but I'm loving this conversation about Lear on Slate.

    A student of mine told me that she didn't have to know how to read and write. Why? Because she's going to be a lawyer. And lawyers TALK, you see. This incident made me particularly interested in Jean's run-down of lawyerly TV. A much-needed reference guide. Hopefully, some doctors and cops will make/have made some of their own.

    After the beginning of "boob-gate", I decided to avoid all discussion of this Bill-Clinton-blogger-party. Sometimes it's nice not to be in the popular clique. But I happened to see this brilliant commentary on a "conversation" (I use the term loosely) about the lack of POC bloggers at the luncheon. (That's what I first noticed about the pic, even before Jessica's chest.) Anyway, it's rather appalling (though predictable) the direction the "conversation" takes.

    Transracial adoption: we talked about it here awhile back, but it seems to have receded a bit from the blogosphere. Of course, gives us plenty to think about. (I'd love to see what it's like in her classroom!)

    More to come!

    2 Comments:

    Blogger Jean said...

    Oh, my. All I can say to your student is that, well, it's almost nothing but reading and writing. Not much talking until after all the reading and writing. Law school, fuggeddaboutit. Won't get past the first week. In L&O's defense, though, at least they occassionally show attorneys peering into reporters in a reading-like manner.

    10:47 AM  
    Blogger EL said...

    I told her as much. She didn't seem to think I knew anything.

    5:51 PM  

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