The Supreme Court has always seemed this very mythic place, the highest court in the land. That's why it's been great reading Dahlia Lithwick's Supreme Court dispatches on Slate. Not only does she break down the components of a case with simple and elegant explanations, she gives a sense of what it's like to actually be in the Supreme Court with the nine justices and the audience of lawyers. Dahlia's writing has endeared herself to many, which is probably why Slate asked her to do a Slate Diary of her life these days. Well, I don't know if I'll ever be able to read her in the same way again, after seeing Dahlia dressed up as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for Purim. She is very pregnant (and very funny in detailing her pregnancy), but it makes you wonder if there some lines should have stayed put. But then again, I just wish her and her husband/partner and their baby the very best.
Also, I didn't realize it was Purim. yesterday until I saw all these little kids in my neighborhood dressed in crazy outfits. I thought they were all going to the same birthday party and I had been left out.