Since a single jump-off point is easier for readers, Bainbridge also offers a sort of blogging portal at ProfessorBainbridge.com, which he calls the "front page of a blog magazine in three sections." The portal includes selected content from all three weblogs.
Unless readers are only interested in a single subject Bainbridge writes about, he suggests readers "enter [his] corner of the blogosphere" through the portal. It's an interesting innovation that bears watching.
BLAWG REVIEW #85 . . . If you haven't found it already, Blawg Review #85 is at Freedom to Differ. For information about next week's host or instructions for getting your blog posts reviewed in upcoming issues, see the Blawg Review weblog.
A VIDEO-PODCAST MADE WHILE SKIING . . . Hey, it's just an experiment. Topics on this video-podcast (call it Episode #50 1/2) are the new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, in addition to . . . wait for it . . . diet tips.
Don't watch it for the substance. I was having a hard enough time just keeping myself in an upright position. Evidence of the intense pressure I was experiencing while recording this podcast-on-skis is that I both said "the sky is out" (rather than the sun is out) and gave the wrong date for the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (December 1, not December 11). I also identified the day wrong.
Frivolous? Undoubtedly. Art? You be the judge. Click on the video to watch. It's just 8 minutes long and features neither the law-professor-ski-lift operator nor a single ski-lift accident. Meanwhile, if you want to learn more about the new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, look in the "discovery" category at my Illinois Trial Practice Weblog. Don't look here.
My video-podcast can also be viewed directly at YouTube here.
FROM THE BLUE SKIES OF COLORADO . . . I'm here in Keystone, Colorado, with Andrea (my wife, law partner, and one-time podcast guest) for a quick bit of deal-making that didn't happen, so I'm skiing instead.
Snow report: Most of the lifts are open. It's a little icy towards the bottom of the mountain. Meanwhile, in the back-mountain areas where I like to hang out, there's no grooming being done and the entire area has been deemed "expert." No blues, no greens--all black. Lots of big moguls with rocks poking through the low areas. The rocks aren't a problem if you remember to keep your eyes open.
We arrived post-Thanksgiving, so most of the holidy crowd has cleared out. There's a big storm approaching from the West, but I'll be back home (and back in court) before it arrives. For now, the sky is clear--what looks like blowing snow in the photos is merely the man-made variety, shooting out of the ubiquitous snow-making equipment.
Following the continuation are a few more photos. Later today, I might post the first-ever (to my knowledge) attempt by a lawyer who's a poor skier (me) to videotape his run down a blue slope while discussing the new federal rules of civil procedure. Stay tuned!
This Week: The Songs-of-Thelonious-Monk Edition, in Which Your Editor Highlights a Number of Memorable Posts by Law Students While Simultaneously Creating a Playlist of Thelonious Monk Songs, Somewhat in Appreciation of the New Thomas Pynchon Novel, Against the Day, Which Begins with an Epigraph from Monk, "It's always night, or we wouldn't need light"--