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A rainy Tuesday

It's raining here. A good soaking rain. I'm a freak, I guess. Like rosepurr, I enjoy the rain.

We had a breakfast meeting this morning. More of a slap on the back for our work rather than learning anything new. This summer will likely be crazy, with renovations & remodeling, planning the legal research course, doing research (our own & faculty's) and the annual conference. But it will be good, too. I'm looking forward to it.

But the breakfast and checking my email (my usual first-thing-when-I-arrive-routine) have pretty much devastated the morning. It's after 11 already. Makes for a quick day, but not much will get done, I'm afraid. Which is okay right now.

Last night, after running around trying (and failing) to accomplish a couple of things, I came home & read. I'm reading The Great Tax Wars by Stephen R. Weisman. It's about the history of the income tax in the U.S. While I imagine most people cringing at the thought of tackling such a book, I find it really interesting, informative, and surprisingly readable. So far, the book has focused on the Civil War, in which the income tax was developed to gain revenue (on both sides, although more effectively in the Union) for the war. It was later found unconstitutional (a later chapter discusses the passage of the 16th Amendment, which made an income tax constitutional).

I worry a bit lately that all I seem to want to do when I'm home and alone is read. I suppose I don't have a lot of other pressing matters at the moment, but I feel a bit like I'm avoiding something (although I don't know what that "something" is).

Still, it's better than TV.

Okay, I should try to do some work.

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raencloud
Apr. 12th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
It's not just you and rosepurr, I love the rain, too.
rosepurr
Apr. 13th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
More reasons to like you! :)
thndrstd
Apr. 13th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
Indeed. Between nerdiness & this, you're on our list of favorites. :)
raencloud
Apr. 13th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)
: D
raencloud
Apr. 13th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)
I am a raencloud, after all. : )
rosepurr
Apr. 13th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)
Did you know today is the anniversary of the start of the Civil War? THe Fort Sumpter attacks.
thndrstd
Apr. 13th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
I didn't, but that's interesting. :)
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