Justice Sonia Sotomayor: A conversation with Clemson students

This may have been a conversation with Clemson students but I can assure you it will resonate with you as a fledgling lawyer, especially her response to the question, ” How should a person prepare for law school?

Yesterday while Justice Alito was dazzling you with remarks at the dedication of the Law School I was in Clemson spending the day with Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  It was just serendipity that both justices were in SC on the same day!  These kinds of events take months to plan and you don’t always have control over schedules.

Why was I with Justice Sotomayor? Because one of my fun volunteer activities is to serve as the Chair of the Humanities Advancement Board at Clemson and we invited her… and she said ‘yes”

I will tell you it was one of the most thrilling events I have been involved with. She was engaging on a personal level and it was obvious she wanted to be with students!

Here is a link to a video of the full conversation.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn3GbXen58c&feature=youtu.be

This was not your typical lecture but I won’t spoil the surprise.  Photos with the two of us to follow! Enjoy

Stuff you can use…

..to win a bet or be entertaining at a party!

Weird things people sue about!  Tripping over their own cat! No strawberries in their fruit salad! Voided warranty after they threw the computer across the room!  Really you can’t make this up

Enjoy your moment! Some day you can add to this list!

Stuff-we-hope-you-won’t-need-but-might-be-useful- because of Irma!

These tips came from Harvest Hope and were a bit different from the usual hurricane preparation ideas.  Stay safe

Hurricane Irma: Helpful Tips and Tricks
Turn your washing machine into a cooler: Fill it up with ice and close the lid to keep items cool. And don’t worry about what to do when the ice begins to melt; the machine is designed to drain water.
Your dishwasher can be a waterproof safe: It’s sealed to keep water in, so it should do just fine keeping it out too. Just make sure all your dishes are taken out before loading up important documents or belongings.
Water bottles and flashlights make great lanterns: Instead of purchasing an expensive lantern, try taping a flashlight to the bottom of a water bottle to illuminate a room. For a bigger glow, try a larger water jug with a head light strapped onto it.
Aluminum dish pans can keep your furniture out of water: It might not do much in major flooding, but if water begins to pool on your floor, placing those disposable aluminum cooking pans around the furniture legs can help minimize water damage.
Plastic bins and bags are your best friend: These are water tight and can store a variety of items you either want to keep safe or dry.
Make extra ice ahead of time: Freeze water in bags or bottles. When the power goes out, you’ll likely need it.
Fill up the tub with water: You might not need it for drinking, but it will come in handy if you’re looking for water for cleaning, boiling or flushing!
Take pictures before the storm: It’ll be a big help for insurance purposes, in case you have to make a claim due to damage. All you need is your cell phone. The best thing to do is walk through each room slowly, narrating what the camera is looking at and take a visual inventory of things covered by your insurance policy. Make sure to send that video to someone or upload it to the cloud, so you have it when you need it.
Store is out of bottled water for drinking? buy ice and let it melt, it starts with filtered water!