2010-06-06

Anonymous blessing

I thought I was alone as I was walking down steps and about to cross a parking lot. I sneezed twice, and from behind a line of trees and shrubbery I heard a woman's voice say, "Bless you!" Surprised, my only reaction was, "Ha, thanks!" I don't know where she was or what she was doing there, but it is certainly wacky to respond to a stranger's sneeze at such a distance through a vegetative buffer.

Anecdotes like these are why I started Athens World, right?

2 comments:

Holly M. said...

Anecdotes like this are why I read athensworld. Bless you, AKP, from your non-vegetatively obscured, designated driver pal, hollybot.

Winfield J. Abbe said...

Hello Adrian: I hope you are doing well in your newly chosen profession of attorney at law.
Since you are a lawyer and obviously concerned with the ethical practice of law, I am sure you must be concerned about the recent activities of a Superior Court Judge in Georgia about whom various articles have been published.
An article appeared yesterday in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
"DA: Deputy caught judge, public defender having sex." by Alexis Stevens at this link:
http://www.ajc.com/news/fayette/da-deputy-caught-judge-547307.html
Over 200 cases were tried before this judge and this public defender
one Kimberly Hargrave Cornwell who, according to public records, graduated from Syracuse University and New York Law School. If you had been involved in one of those cases wouldn't you be concerned about possible prejudice and unfair outcomes?
This judge is, according to public records, one of your colleagues from UGA, having graduated in business from the Terry College in 1966 and the UGA Law School in 1969. I think we would all love to hear and read your thoughts on this disclosure. Since the judge has resigned, he is no longer under the authority, if you can call it that, of the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The cited article has a picture of the judge, but not of his partner. I urge you to publish one of his partner if you can just like the Banner Herald does for convicted criminals and drunks in Athens.
It will be interesting to see if any charges are brought against this former Superior Court Judge of Georgia.