I take a break from this week's series about how the internet has affected writing and publishing to comment on Senate Bill 621, a legislative effort that largely would remove "checks and balances"---important concepts to the Framers of the United States Constitution as well as every civics textbook, American history lesson, college intro to poly sci courses, etc.---from the operations of the Mayor of the City of Indianapolis.
Why would Republican Mayor Greg Ballard, who seems…Continue
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We shall podcast/live-stream from the Indiana Writers Center on Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our guest panelists will be Barbara Shoup of the Indiana Writers Center and Lynn Swayze Wilson, a local writer. Barbara has published seven novels and has taught creating writing. Lynn has written a great deal, but has yet to achieve publication.
I understand how difficult it can be to get published. I will pick up where I left off yesterday.
I had sent out 186…Continue
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On Saturday, April 13, "Civil Discourse Now" will stream live from the Indiana Writers Center, 812 East 67th Street. Our guest panelists will be Barbara Shoup of the Indiana Writers Center, and Lynn Swayze Wilson and writer and blogger. The focal topic of The Show will be how the internet has affected writing and publishing.
My major at DePauw ended up as political science. However, my last year of school I had decided I wanted to write. I began to write in a…Continue
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Today at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. we shall stream "live" from the main library downtown. Ask at the Information Desk where we are. Our guest panelists will be Sheila Suess Kennedy and Karen Celestino-Horseman. Our topic will be Jurisprudential philosophy and the Constitution. (The phrase "jurisdictional philosophy" is redundant. "Jurisprudence" is the philosophy of law.)
How does one go about construing the Constitution? All of our participants on The Show today are lawyers. The…Continue
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We shall stream "live" from Big Hat Books on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as we discuss jurisprudence and the Constitution with guest panelists Sheila Suess Kennedy and Karen Celestino-Horseman.
Paul Ogden and I have traded shots this week on the topic. The discussion should prove to be fun and enlightening. I even will bring a copy of the Constitution along so Paul can point out to me where he finds some of the concepts---such as "originalism"---that he…Continue
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Next Saturday, April 6, it will be our pleasure to host Sheila Suess Kennedy and Karen Celestino-Horseman on "Civil Discourse Now" to discuss jurisprudence and the Constitution. We will stream "live" from our old stomping grounds, Big Hat Books, on Cornell Avenue in Broad Ripple
Paul Ogden has written a charming item on his blog, ogdenonpolitics.com titled: "Federalism and Constitutional Jurisprudence: Where Mark Small Goes Wrong." Paul errs as many times about personal past…Continue
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