Clockwork singing bird in gilt cage, c. 1870, Unknown Swiss Maker. Automaton, possibly a real bird. Base is wood painted blue and gold with floral inlay. Wir...
The Pro Bono Pros: And How You Can Become One
by Nancy Maass Kinnally Dressed in the gray Banana Republic suit she’d originally picked out for her first day at the firm, Audrey Pumariega, 27, stood to address the judge The pearls her aunt had given her as a graduation gift felt comforting. She’d put them on that morning, imagining they would make her look more lawyerly. Just months into the practice of law, Pumariega was in court on a client’s behalf for the first time. In order to prepare her to present the motion to dismiss in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, two of the partners in her firm, Ann St. Peter-Griffith and Marcos Daniel Jiménez, had run Pumariega through a mock oral argument. Now, apart from the judge, opposing counsel, the court reporter, and a clerk, St. Peter-Griffith was the only other…
Keep an Eye on Shrub Trends
Every garden and landscape has certain obstacles such as too much shade, wet soil, deer browsing, dry soil, etc. After years of trying to work through these hurdles, many gardeners are opting to “go with the flow.” For instance, instead of putting out repellent to stop pesky deer, many are moving toward deer- resistant shrubs. Encourage your staff to suggest these deer-resistant varieties in your garden center: diervilla, viburnum and forsythia Another way gardeners have embraced nature is by creating environments for pollinators and birds by trading curated gardens for a more natural and relaxed approach to their gardens Most people think perennials when it comes to pollinators, but shrubs provide a perfect solution because they…
What Cops Do When No One Is Watching: The Truth About The Blue Code of Silence.
I am here to tell you there is a “code of silence”…but it is not what you think. The law enforcement profession has long been accused of…
Breeders’ Cup Betting Menu
DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2017) — The Breeders’ Cup announced today the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. There will be a total of 10 races (four Breeders’ Cup races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (nine Breeders’ Cup races). Championship Friday begins at 11:25 a.m. PT with five undercard races. Championship Saturday first post is 10:10 a.m. PT, and begins with three undercard races The race order for the undercard races on Friday and Saturday will also be announced on Monday, October…