My Personal Experience with the Embarrassing Differences Between “British English” and “American English”

"Personal Experience" and "Fun Facts" "England and America are two countries separated by a common language" (British playwright George Bernard Shaw)  I Gave the British Congregation “The Bird” I quickly learned on my mission in England that there were differences between American English and British English. During my first talk in a sacrament meeting, I “flipped … Continue reading My Personal Experience with the Embarrassing Differences Between “British English” and “American English”

“My” Unpredictable Jurors, Pt 2

I love working with jurors.  They are upstanding citizens doing their civic duty, often at great sacrifice.   However, like everything else in the criminal justice system, jurors can be unpredictable. The IRS Investigator I had just begun questioning the one hundred prospective jurors in a serious felony case.  One of my first questions is: … Continue reading “My” Unpredictable Jurors, Pt 2

“My” Unpredictable Jurors, Pt 1

I enjoy working with jurors. They are upstanding citizens doing their civic duty, sometimes at great personal sacrifice.  However, like everything else in the criminal justice system, jurors can be unpredictable. Murphy's Law overrides the entire criminal justice system. They Can/Can’t Get By Without Me at Work I had one woman prospective juror who tried to … Continue reading “My” Unpredictable Jurors, Pt 1