Howdy, kids. So very happy that the weekend is here...
How about that courthouse shooting in Atlanta? Crazy stuff. To be honest, I'm surprised that there aren't more incidents at the courthouse- not necessarily shootings, but violent outbursts or whatnot. Courthouses are places where very real violence is done to people's lives. I'm not saying that the punishment isn't justified, but putting someone in prison and taking a bunch of years away from a person's life is, in my mind, a violent act. That's why I say that it's surprising that more people don't rebel violently against it, whether it's deserved or not. As a society, Americans have grown accustomed to defendants quietly accepting their fate (or at least only protesting verbally or in writing- forms which can be safely ignored). I think that kind of acceptance of one's fate within the judicial system demonstrates a belief in the validity of the system on the part of most people (or resignation to the fact that it's useless to try to fight it). I'm just surprised that more people don't go down swinging.
Going to Herbie Hancock tonight. Woo hoo!!!
Don't forget about the kite festival at Zilker on Sunday, people!
Well, I know that my blogging this week has been sub par, but it's been hectic here at the office. I promise to try to do better next week.
Spring Break '05!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!