Thursday, June 3, 2010

Miranda and teaching the law to the masses

Thinking out loud here.

If SCOTUS now says that in order to invoke Miranda, you have to say to the police, "I am invoking my right to remain silent and I want a lawyer," is that something we should teach to children as part of their social studies or civics classes?  What about the concept that ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it -- do we have an obligation to teach children that too?  Couldn't some parents object to that?  What do we do then?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Getting it into gear

Efforts at being productive were going well, at least until someone decided I'd been at my laptop too long.

Note the placement of the feline roadblock, as well as an out-of-season feline toy.  My revenge was pulling out the camera.

Then I remembered this finally bothered show up at Beach Jordan:

As my friend Cat would say, "ALOHA!"  Check out the detail of that 28-135mm lens.  It came with the 50D.  All my photog friends are Canon freaks, so I had justification for staying the course with the brand -- of course, they use 5D's... I am not that practiced to own such a camera.  Anyway, I've practicing my bracketing in program mode, but only for one focus point. (Guess I have another project this summer!)  Still, I'm getting a much better sense of when to open up the exposure and when to stop it down.  

Enough procrastinating -- back to work!