Certainly, at the time of her conversion, it was her intellectual prowess, her capacity for reasoning, her logical spirit that were in play. But, on a deeper love, she knew there was another, more powerful force at work: love. Her conversion at Notre Dame touched more than her reason. Her reason had been pacified, satisfied; … Continue reading THE POWERFUL FORCE AT WORK: LOVE
Legend has it that-- "on the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he would have written the first 'valentine' card himself, addressed to the daughter of his jailer Asterius, who was no longer blind, signing as 'Your Valentine.' The expression 'From your Valentine' was later adopted by modern Valentine letters. And in order "to … Continue reading STORIES FROM THE HEART
CONFLICTS OF LAWS; Definition:
- That part of the law of each state or nation which determines whether, in dealing with a legal situation, the law or some other state or nation will be recognized, given effect, or applied (16 Am Jur, 2d, Conflict of Laws, §1).
- That part of municipal law of a state which directs its courts and administrative agencies, when confronted with a legal problem involving a foreign element, whether or not they should apply a foreign law/s (Paras).
DISTINGUISHED FROM PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
CONFLICT OF LAW
LAW OF NATIONS
|Nature||Municipal in character||International in character|
|Persons involved||Dealt with by private individuals; governs individuals in their private transactions which involve a foreign element||Sovereign states and other entities possessing international personality, e.g., UN; governs states in their relationships amongst themselves|
|Transactions involved||Private transactions between private individuals||Generally affected by public…|
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“Hey Mom, are trees living things or living beings?”
Our nine year old son looked into the forest then up at me as we hiked side by side along a gurgling brook. His dad and sister walked a few steps ahead of us. Upstream was the Glade Creek Grist Mill in West Virginia, a rustic wooden building with a pitched roof. Today its wet planks were framed by yellowing autumn trees.
“I guess that depends on what you mean by living being,” I said. “I think of a being as — ” I tried to think of words that would be familiar to him. I failed. “As a sentient being — something that has a soul.” The path was littered in gold, red, and toast brown leaves, and I kicked at a drift with my leather hiking shoe.
“Personally, I think of trees…
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The holidays were full of reminders from the grands. There was that white butterfly on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve = Lolo K. During the break, I went through Pop Sunday's almost 50+ year old cabinet (currently housed inside my room) and found "treasures" of days gone by. Technically, a holiday of Lolo's is … Continue reading The Grands
I think this nursery rhyme best describes the evolution of a law student, among others. Freshman There are more questions than answers. Sophomore After having survived freshman year, a spark of the ego begins to light up. More talk, less thinking. 😒 Basically, the mouth tends to overrun the mind in most cases. Junior The … Continue reading Law Student: Being and Ego
"Humor serves some important purposes,” he said. “First, it can remind you of your poverty of spirit. Laughing at yourself reminds you that you are a human being reliant on God just like anybody else." In the years I have been with SMP, I have met a few people and my own community of friends … Continue reading The Hesitant Reader
1/5/2015 A few years back, we had our first set of beagle pups. They were born on the bougainvillea filled summer month of May. Except for Simon, we thought to christen them with names starting with the letter B or C (for obvious reasons). Cola gave birth to 5 pups- 3 boys, 2 girls. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Mutti