There are things, my friends. Things to blog about. But it is late, and I have been up since 5, and that makes me tired. So I will leave you with a vignette: The scene: in the courtroom of an unnamed law school. Several dozen trial advocacy students, plus the lawyers teaching them, are gathered for a session entitled "Persuasion." A crazy gray haired woman asks us to breathe, center our breath, be in the space. Stand in positions of power! she says. Fill the room with your voice. Then she asks: how are you feeling right now? All of you! Call out your answers! Call out your answers? Is she kidding? She's standing in a room of people who have spent the past two weeks trying not to look like idiots around each other. Chances of someone volunteering "I feel vulnerable"? Slim to none.