I have jury duty starting on Monday. A lot of people, I think, see this as a civic duty that they dread. Sitting in a court room for days (or possibly weeks) listening to lawyers go on and on?
But, I actually look forward to it. This might be because I never get actually selected because of Betsy’s job, but also just because it’s part of our social/government system that works without too many hitches. The logistics of getting 6-12 theoretically unbiased people to come in and participate in each jury case is pretty amazing.
Many people take it for granted, but it’s a pretty awesome system.
If/When you get jury duty, try to remember that you are not only participating in a great part of our government, but you are also in charge of deciding something that can completely change someone’s life for better or for worse.
I think it’s worth taking seriously.
Butterscotch Peach Pie – This is the time of year to make a great stone fruit pie and you should be able to pick up the ripest peaches for almost nothing. The butterscotch touch here is just an added bonus to what is already a good lookin’ dessert. (@ Sippity Sup)
Grilled Baby Artichokes – It’s nice to have a lazy patio meal this time of year. Little baby artichokes are a great thing to toss on the grill that many people won’t think of. The chimichurri sauce is an added bonus. (@ Tartlette)
Chipotle Beer Cheese Fries – I just got back from Vancouver. While there I pretty much alternated meals between really good seafood and poutine. This dish kind of reminds me of the poutine. (@ Beeroness)
It’s starting to cool off and fall is on the horizon. Here are some links that caught my eye this week that do a good job of kicking off the season change.
Courthouse photo by Catchpenny.