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Undefendable Defense

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In roughly 12 hours from now, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy will announce whether or not she intends to charge Detroit's Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick with a felony in connection with his less than honest testimony under oath and, if so, just what charges he will face. I previously posted on my other blog that I had done an informal survey of the attorneys that I know and they were evenly split as to whether or not Mayor Kilpatrick's misdeeds met the legal definitions of perjury.

I know that Mayor Kilpatrick's attorneys have to pursue a vigorous defense for their client. However, I was surprised to read in the Detroit Free Press recently that they would challenge the authenticity of the infamous text messages. Specifically, the paper reports that defense lawyers will challenge the Prosecutor to prove whose fingers where on keys when those racy messages were sent.

If there was only one or two messages in question then this might actually be a smart strategy. If nothin…

Poetry Nightstand

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I've always known that books are cool. (Granted, the fact that I published a novel may have something to do with my opinion.) However, they suddenly seem even cooler.

I found this nightstand on-line that looks like it's made out of books. In fact, it has a series of four drawers for the discreet storage of whatever you might want to keep in close proximity to one's bed.

Books are so darn cool.

The Kam Carman Experiment

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One of my fellow bloggers is reportedly getting hundreds of hits on her blog every day because of her coverage of Kam Carman'sinfidelities. It even reached the point where Ms. Carman made some thinly veiled remarks about this blog on the radio.

All of this makes me wonder what would happen if I started posting rumors that I've heard about Kam Carman.

Or better yet, what would happen if I started posting about that torrid affair that I had with Britney Spears a few years back.

On second thought, forget about it. I don't want web traffic that badly.

Week In Review

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It's been almost two weeks since I've had a meaningful post over here. Life has been a little on the hectic side.

At work, I've spent most of the past two weeks trying to collect from various clients for work that I've already done. For that irony upon irony factor, one of the firms that I'm trying to collect from is a collection agency that owes me $400 and is almost three months late in paying.

(I'll pause of a moment so everyone can ponder the irony of calling a collection agency every couple of days, looking for the payment that they have been promising.)

Anyway, I really needed to blow off some steam. Last Wednesday, I went to one of the bars near me and managed to rack up a $92.50 bar tab. That's rather impressive since the bars in my neighborhood tend to be on the cheap side.

On Thursday morning, I had some unexpected cash fall into my lap. It wasn't anything from my clients, it was just one of the those "pennies from heaven" things tha…

Happy Pi Day

Today is March 14 (or 3.14), which makes it Pi Day 2008.

I would lose some major geek cred if I didn't post and wish everyone a Happy Pi Day!

One More Week

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Spring officially returns to Detroit (and everyone else in the northern hemisphere) exactly one week from today.

All I can say is, thank God!

I'm so glad to see winter leaves us.

Did I Die?

I must have died because I think I'm in heaven at the moment.

First, there's the fact that the Hamtramck Blowout starts tonight. Yes, that's right. The world's largest music festival (4 days + 20 venues) returns for its eleventh installment.

And it all starts in a matter of hours.

Not to be outdone by that, I was leafing through the Metro Times the other day and discovered thatGaelic Storm is performing next Thursday at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. In and of itself that's cool because they are a really cool band that I've always wanted to catch in a live performance.

Plus, as if that wasn't cool enough, Academy Award winners Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova will be there on May 10. If you've read any of my blog posts about the movie Once, you will no doubt know that I practically tripped over myself to buy tickets to this one.