November 5, 2005

In retreat.

I’m spending the day at the law school retreat, serving as the reporter for the curriculum discussions. There are four discussion topics going on simultaneously, and four hour-long sessions over the course of the day. That means I’m hearing four different sets of persons -- all law faculty -- discussing the same topic. It’s interesting to observe the different groups, how they take the same subject and move in different directions and take on different group personalities. People do different things to maintain their concentration over the course of the day. I'm taking my notes and editing them as the day progresses. Some people use knitting:

Knitting

8 comments:

chuck b. said...

At staff retreats, do you find that time goes by...*so slowly*?


:)

Ruth Anne Adams said...

That UW-Law faculty...such a tight-knit group.

Goesh said...

...and speaking of the Law, I really wonder how many households have a copy of the Constitution?? One out of a thousand maybe? Today I replaced an old paperback one with a nice hardcover copy in a slip-cover, well made with the seal of the US on it - good bond of paper too. And speaking of which, I never could figure out how some interest groups define the right to bear arms as belonging only to the militia in the 2cd Amendment.

vbspurs said...

That UW-Law faculty...such a tight-knit group.

Beast.

I was going to use that sparklingly witty, groan-making line.

Now I have to mutter something about "knitting circle", and beat a hasty (wait for it) retreat.

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

My grandfather used to petit-point.

So did the Duke of Windsor, apparently, which somehow doesn't comfort me...

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

...and speaking of the Law, I really wonder how many households have a copy of the Constitution?? One out of a thousand maybe?

What are we, Goesh, in the 1860s? Come on, you can go online and get a copy whenever you want.

But if I grudgingly respond to the question, rather than making a wiseacre remark as is my wont, I'd say a lot more than that.

Everyone with old copies of their 9th grade Government textbooks, and especially, those of us who are naturalised American citizens, and had to buy it to get ready for the Naturalisation Exam.

Of course, my wallpaper is a reproduction of the Constitution, but then, I'm funny that way.

Cheers,
Victoria

XWL said...

So Victoria, we can welcome you to our shores and grant you citizenship (to our benefit and yours surely), but we can't get you to spell -ize endings with the "z"?

pst314 said...

Funny, just yesterday we were talking about Madame DeFarge....