Update: Rumpole here: Mr. Ovalle, always a good sport, wrote a Herald Article on our opinion in Ovalle v. Publix.
It's a nice read.
Gooooood morning MIAMI!.....Beautiful day....long weekend coming....amazing week on the blog.
Did everyone catch the Twitter explosion with Rumpole when he posted the Appellate Court opinion this week? All of Miami's media-types loved it. Well deserved accolades for Mr. R.
"Truth to Power." I gotta tell ya something. I hear that phrase all the time. On TV news shows. On Twitter (@millennialme786, just sayin, check it out), everywhere. Here's the thing...WTF does it mean? It's not a complete sentence. Truth is a noun. Power is an ephemeral concept. No, ephemeral is not the correct word, but it sounds like it should be.
In some ways Power is in the eye of the beholders. Leaders have power until their followers no longer accept it. A supervisor at work has power, until the employee quits.
Like gravity Power cannot be seen or touched. It is hard to measure. Actually you can measure gravity, but not power.
So when people say they want to speak "Truth" to "Power" what power? Where? I just don't get it.
Long weekend plans? I suggest going to one of those Everglades national parks we have. Shark River is my fav. 👩💛Everyone goes in the summer when it's a miserable, sweat-fest slog through stifling heat. Try it out in the winter on a cool, sunny day. Lots going on. You can bring your bike or rent one, or take a tram tour. And it's not expensive. And you can bring a picnic lunch.
Speaking of lunch, you know who has the best local sandwiches? Publix. Ya. Publix. I kid ya not. It's like, a national phenomenon. (Not sure why I lapsed into Trump-valley speak there. I'll stop now.). Check out Buzzfeed which calls the subs the "best on earth."
Google Publix subs. There are articles and Facebook pages and fans devoted to Publix subs. My fav is the veggie. Load it up with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, yellow peppers, hot peppers, sweet peppers (I like peppers, do you think?) a few onions, double avocado, little cheese, some creamy dressing. Yummy.
Still have the flu or that bad cold going around? Stay home. Order a Publix sub, and get The Woman in The Window, by AJ Flynn. Nice, dark, compelling, fun read. Or The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah (No, it's not the story of my dating life 😜- it's the story of a family in crisis, in Alaska in the 1970's).
Have a great holiday weekend everyone! (I planned ahead and got the day off tomorrow, so I'm rockin a really long weekend.)
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