REALLY support the troops.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


St. Angela's Church in Mattapan, on a hot summer evening.

I like the contrast between the dark, almost monochromatic street and the brightly lit altar in the church, seen through the opened doors.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

It's Official! No jury service for me!

I called the jury commissioner's office this past Monday and it was confirmed that I'm not eligible until sometime in November of 2009.

And the other day, the mailed notification arrived that I'm exempt from service.

I wouldn't greatly mind serving, except that the jury pool rooms I've been in are just damned uncomfortable. Too warm, too stuffy and the chairs are just painful.

With a little luck and financial discipline, I should have a video iPod by the time I get jury duty again. At least I can have some movies and music to distract me from the chair jabbing me in the kidney and de-articulating my vertebrae.