JUNE 12, 2005

These are the Ramblings of a small town, (Holden, population 2,700), Missouri, country lawyer. They contain my random thoughts and observations on current events and my life and experiences in the Solo Practice of law.
Compiled here are the Ramblings for 2002 - 2005. 

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Greets and Huggers. My apologies, posted the evening of June 12, 2005, (I was at the Lodge Friday and Saturday). What's with all the articles about sex this week? AARP, (you know, the organization for old farts), published a commissioned survey, "Sex In America", about the sexual interests/habits of folks 45 and older. That used to mean my parents ... but ... <sigh> ... now includes me! Must admit, an interesting read, although, I don't even want to think about 80 year old folks ... <shuddering> ... getting naked and sweaty and DOING IT!! Also, there were several articles about folks who are "asexual", "Asexuals, defined as people who feel no need or desire for sex, are just beginning to develop their own sense of what role they play in a society that is saturated with sex, both as a group seeking rights and recognition and as individuals seeking love, social scientists say." Interesting isn't it? On the one hand, according to the AARP, we are in the middle of the second sexual revolution, the first resulting from the "birth control pill", and now, old geezers popping Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, (much to the delight, according to the AARP survey, of their partners!) ... while on the other hand, there are now young folks abandoning sex all together. "In 2004, psychologist Anthony Bogaert of Brock University in Ontario found that of a sample of 18,876 people in Britain, 1.05 percent reported being asexual, agreeing with the statement, "I have never felt sexually attracted to anyone at all." That number was only slightly lower than the percentage of people in the study, 1.11 percent, who reported being homosexual. " So there are almost as many asexual as homosexual folks? ... <smiling> .... so share with me ... from a societal standpoint, shouldn't we prohibit asexual marriage as well?

Picturing 80 year old people having sex, grosses me out!! Course, when I was in my teens, the idea of 57 year old people having sex grossed me out. Sheesh .... sure ... doesn't gross me out now! Says alot about my cultural bias, doesn't it? Sitting here wondering, why, at 57 years of age, I still view myself ... as a teenager? I don't feel any different. My body on the other hand, knows it's 57 year old and seems to take great delight in reminding me. It just does not seem to react as fast. Seems to resist every effort I make, to make it do the things it did, easily, 30 years ago. Anymore, I can't see the fine print as well ... and for me things are starting to become black and white again, no longer shades of gray. A sure sign of age.

On Thursday evening at the Lodge, had a wonderful time sipping on Scotch with a group of friends, including David B, Corinne C, Gary B, (and his lovely Lady, Nancy), Shelley B and her paramour, (really good guy) and my little brother Karl D, et al. Someone kept my scotch glass filled, (I suspect it was Corinne C ... ). When I woke up Friday morning ... my body once again shared the penalty for living past 21, (sheesh ... what a hangover! ... ) ... fortunately, I checked out before anyone could discover my nose prints in the carpet in my room. If you have any doubts about attending our little "Family Reunion" next year, don't. Aside from getting your CLE's at the most affordable price available, presented by some of the most gifted attorney's in the State of Missouri, there is nothing like having the ability to hug "family" members.

For me, the highlight of the Conference, (aside from giving out a bunch of "hugs"), was Momma O getting the "Distinguished Service Award". It is not given out every year, but only when a person has gone the "extra mile". Momma O has done so for the past 10 years. All of the prior Committee Chairpersons will tell you the same thing Momma O and her staff make the conference happen. Make it the most successful Bar Function of any Bar in our America. I dip my FIN to a wonderful Lady, a warm, caring person and someone I am very proud to call my Friend.

I must admit, I looked forward to coming home. Two nights was way too many, to be without the ability to curl up next to the most wonderful partner a man can have. There is nothing like sleeping in your own bed and playing your Floogle Horn, in your own music hall, (I have never found hotel sandboxes as comfortable as my sandbox at Ft Timmerman .... if for no other reason, than the lack of good reading material). Tonight, I will give thanks for being home and I will say a prayer for our men and women in uniform, that they my be able to do so as well, soon. Be and sleep well, the best there is, is on watch so you can. If my post offends, I apologize, that is not my intent. As always ...

A Warm Brotherly Hug

Karl (the dumb ole, happy as hell to be home, country lawyer, from Holden, Missouri)

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Karl H. Timmerman M.A.J.D. 2005
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