With the new year, I’ve been spinning lots of plates. It’s always a challenge to figure out what is working and what is not. There’s never enough time to do everything, but you can prioritize and make time for the important things. Figuring out which things are important things, however, is its own process. I’d like to get back into a more regular pattern of blogging, but that is its own process. For the time being, here are the things on my mind:
- We spent Christmas to New Year’s Eve in Tampa. We had some good food down there, and I hope to put something together soon about the places we visited.
- I love all things true crime, so Making a Murderer totally got me to renew my Netflix subscription. I don’t necessarily think that documentary makers or journalists always have a particular agenda, but from what I have seen from reporting as compared to my experience handling particular cases (and how they are reported in the news), I find that reporting is often inaccurate (or maybe better described as imprecise) and incomplete. All of this is a long prelude to say that although I think Making a Murderer is fascinating, it doesn’t inspire me to jump immediately onto the “Pardon Steven Avery” bandwagon. I do, however, think that what they have presented should motivate the State of Wisconsin to order some kind of independent, external review of the proceedings.
- I am equally fascinated by Serial and Undisclosed. Like with Making a Murderer, I’m not convinced by them that Adnan is innocent, but I think they raise enough questions that his conviction should be reviewed over again.
- BTW, Braddock’s posted a picture of their Restaurant Week special online (bourbon braised osso bucco) and I think I really need to make this happen…