Monday, February 20, 2012

Three weeks and counting

One of the reasons I haven't written in awhile is that I have been on jury duty for the past three weeks.  We started on January 31st, in the same courthouse I went to numerous times for my divorce...that alone was challenging.  We sat in a room for four days, thirty of us, waiting for the lawyers to decide on the members of the jury.  It's a civil case and they needed only 6 jurors and 2 alternates.  I've heard that the case is pretty much decided by the make-up of the jury.

We listened to the evidence for two weeks and just started deliberating this past Friday afternoon.  All I can say is all hell broke loose in the jury room.  And that's all I can say.

This has been a very intense and fascinating experience AND I'm so ready to be finished.

An update will come when it's all over.  All I can say is thank God I have swing dancing.  I live for my classes and workshops.  It's given me so much pleasure and so much fun.  I'm thinking about learning the tango next! 


Monday, February 6, 2012

Teddy Roosevelt

 This is one of my favorite quotes.  It was sent to me by Steve Chandler, in one of his email blasts and I had to share it:

"It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points how the strong man
stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit
belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust
and sweat and blood who strives valiantly ... who knows the great enthusiasms,
the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows
the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst if he fails, at least fails
while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid
souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

                                                ~ Teddy Roosevelt