Bulletin From the Staterooms: Charon is into his word du jour….Precatory

“Law is an imperfect profession in which success can rarely be achieved without some sacrifice of principle. Thus all practicing lawyers — and most others in the profession — will necessarily be imperfect, especially in the eyes of young idealists. There is no perfect justice, just as there is no absolute in ethics. But there is perfect injustice, and we know it when we see it.”

ALAN DERSHOWITZ, Letters to a Young Lawyer

Christmas passed in a blur of thinking and drinking…with the odd tweet thrown in (pictured left when I was being a Frenchie for the evening)   to create the illusion that I was still in touch with that alternate reality –  some call life.  Most enjoyable it was too – in splendid isolation… no phones, no emails and a break away from the law and laws of our land.  This latter was much needed.

As my word du jour is… Precatory..

prec·a·to·ry/ˈprekəˌtôrē/

Adjective:  1. Of, relating to, or expressing  a wish or request 2.  (in a will) Expressing a wish of intention of the testator

…I am able to announce that:

(a) I have written into my will that all bequests are conditional on some ‘Serious North Korean Stylee grieving action’  on the part of the recipients and beneficiaries – my solicitor will be taking video footage to prove satisfactory compliance with this condition,  and

(b) that I wish to return to serious legal commentary and analysis… but not quite yet.

And thanks to a fellow tweeter for this image link… which is a perfect summation of the night I was a Frenchie smoking Gauloises…. On the hunt now for Disque Bleu...  One day… I’ll be the guy in the red hat… I shall have to dye my Panama hat red… n’est pas unproblème“, c’est une véritable catastrophe?  Oui, Chef!

AND… another thing… time to take the gloves orf with nonsense in 2012…

And… I really do mean this… I despair of those who seek glory in blogging… for they sell their souls…. to the awarder of the  prizes. Those who award prizes are, in the main, pretty smug about themselves…. so.. hey.. let’s give the oiks a bauble – a bit like honours, really ?

Let us have a Blogging Spring in 2012… and take no prisoners ? VIVA! 

I’ll be back soon… there are holidays to enjoy.

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