Monday, March 31, 2008

#46

The J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University is ranked #46 of this year's U.S. News and World Report Best Law Schools. There are numerous complaints about the methodology employed to come up with these magical numbers, but they are what they are.

Heaven forbid I speak out against my alma mater, but I actually think BYU deserves this slight downturn in its rankings. However, it has been working to turn things around, and I am confident that it will climb a little in the rankings next year.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Twitter

My new favorite thing is Twitter. It's like a mini-blog that you can post to from the web or a cell phone. All you have to do is answer the question "What are you doing?" in 140 characters or less. Try it out.

I've added a twitter widget to the blog so you can keep up with my important-but-shorter ramblings on this site, or you can see my ramblings here.

Monday, March 10, 2008

A Political Soapbox: Help RIF

I hate it when people email/forward me information about an issue and urge me to contact my Congressperson or Senator. However, I don’t feel as assaulted by the issue urger when I can voluntarily read about it on a blog.

So . . . please allow me a minute on my political soapbox.

General Message: There is a national program called Reading is Fundamental (“RIF”). President Bush is seeking to cut funding to this program. RIF has mobilized and is circulating a letter of support to members of Congress and the Senate. You can help by contacting your representatives, urging them to sign the letter. For an easy email form, go here.

Personal Endorsement: I was a childhood recipient of RIF books in Portland, Oregon. At my school (Atkinson Elementary), every semester or so each class would go to the library where age-appropriate books would be arranged on tables. We would then have a few minutes to browse at each table, and, at the end, we would get to select a book. For FREE. To take home. To keep. Forever. I thought it was better than candy. I still have several RIF books (stamped with the program’s bookplate). The RIF books I can recall from memory include Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Fog Magic, both of which are magical books that affected my life.

Anyway, there is my personal plea. Help support RIF by visiting this website.