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Miranda, Alexander, Soccer Tryouts, and The List

Dear Kid,

For some, today is a day of rest. For me, today is a day of Doing.

Puppy: I shall take care of the Very Important Napping

It will not surprise you to learn I have a List and that it is not a short List. Nor will it surprise you to learn that I am still adding to the List.

Puppy: I have a list. It says “Nap, Eat, Play”

Dad and Pi are off at soccer tryouts and I am determined to Get Things Accomplished.

Puppy: You have too much energy

One of the things I hope to get done today is fix DearKidLoveMom. When we moved to our new hosting service, about two weeks’ worth of blogs fled into cyberspace. I hope to get them reposted today. This probably means they’ll show up in your email which means that you can either efficiently clean out your inbox or re-read them because you weren’t very awake the first time they came through.

Puppy: Ridiculous

In case you were wondering what else happened on June 13, I am delighted to tell you that June 13, 1966 was when the Miranda Rights were established. These days everyone knows about Miranda because we all watch enough episodes of Law & Order to have them memorized. But back then it was new and novel.

Also on this day in 323, Alexander the Great died. He was a very interesting…

Puppy: No one cares

Me: You have the right to remain silent too

Have a great day, kiddo.

Love, Mom


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The Stanley Cup, Miranda Rights, and Spray on Clothing

stanley-cup-bruins-blackhawks-hockey-2013Dear Kid,

It is Stanley Cup Season. Just check the calendar. It is the time of year when people stay up far past bedtime to make sure the game ends. There was some question about the hockey game ending last night as it went to three overtimes (count them, three) which a) seems excessive—I’d have preferred a shoot out and b) means that the teams appear evenly matched.

This is quite a contrast to many playoff finals in recent years where it appears the top team is playing some little league castoffs and the game is boring thirty seconds in.

“One shot. Tip. Goal,” said Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, who finished with 59 saves.

Game 2 is Saturday so there are a few days for the players to recover and you to return to the non-hockey world before diving skating in again.

In other news, on this day in 1966, the Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation.

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you.

On June 13, 1983, Pioneer 10, left our solar system. It was the first spacecraft to reach Jupiter (December 1973) after which it was sent onward.

Headed in the direction of the Taurus constellation, Pioneer 10 will pass within three light years of another star–Ross 246–in the year 34,600 A.D. Bolted to the probe’s exterior wall is a gold-anodized plaque, 6 by 9 inches in area, that displays a drawing of a human man and woman, a star map marked with the location of the sun, and another map showing the flight path of Pioneer 10. The plaque, intended for intelligent life forms elsewhere in the galaxy, was designed by astronomer Carl Sagan.

In more recent news, spray on clothing (I swear I am not making this up) looks to be here soon.  Link provided for your viewing pleasure. It seems that not only will we be able to spray on clothing, the application will solve all the world’s problems (except who wins the Stanley Cup).

Love, Mom

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