That's right, it's birthday time again. Not mine; I'm older than eight, even in dog years. No, it's birthday time for the blog: Eight years ago, a boy with a dream said, "Gosh darnit, I'm going to do a blog. It will be written with elegance and style, providing deep and provocative insights into Ohio criminal law, maybe with a special section for prosecutors where I'll tread lightly on the case analysis in favor of more pictures and some nifty word puzzles."
I'm not sure anything after "eight years ago" in that sentence was true.
In any event, I've been doing this for exactly eight years now. I don't see me doing it for another eight, to be sure. Hell, for all I know, eight years from now the highlight of my week might be the day they serve sloppy joes in the dining hall at the nursing home, because I don't have to put in my teeth to eat it.
But I'll be doing it for a while. I enjoy it, and it keeps me sharp. I'm only going to be doing it four days a week, though, Monday through Thursday. I've got a lot of stuff on my plate anymore, what with appeals and trials and moonlighting as a hand model. (Take that, George Costanza.) True, I've been able to get more done since I went to a 30-hour day and eight-day week, but time to do four posts a week is about all I can really manage comfortably.
So, I'm off to the party. I'll be back with the Case Update tomorrow, What's Up in the 8th on Wednesday, and whatever comes to mind on Thursday.