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It is time to resurrect some old favorites & introduce some new ones:

Tell-all Tuesday is my confessional. Hear all about law school and the "fun" I am having.

Word of the Week Wednesday will feature a fun word from cases that I have read during the previous week.

Ferret Friday will be a little bit harder since the ferrets are 500 miles away, but Hubster will lend his photography skills.

Curiosities are strange things that have amused me.

Case Quotes are fun tidbits pulled from the cases read for my classes.


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