Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Opus 2013-147: Jury Duty, Part 1 of 2

I have received another summons to jury duty.  I am definitely on their short list.  It is frustrating.  Not only do I get summoned more than anyone I know, I rarely get on a jury.  If you have never responded or have avoided the list they draw from, it is an interesting experience.

Last time I went, I was shuffled to a courthouse far from home.  I would guess that the areas with the greatest case load are the areas with the fewest eligible citizens.  Once I was moved twice.  That was the only time I actually was seated on a jury.  They were so short of people that I think the judge threatened the lawyers to choose from the one’s available.

A lot depends on the clerk in charge of the jury holding tank.  Some make life miserable and guarantee you will try to avoid it next time.  I have been called to report to one of those locations this time.  It was an ugly experience before.  Hopefully someone has retired.  Others bend over backwards to make it work for you. 

We have what is called a “one day, one trial” arrangement in our area.  If you don’t get on a jury the first day, you are dismissed.  If you are chosen to serve it is just for the duration of that one trial.  The way they string it out is that you call in each evening to see if they want you to show up the next day.  At the end of that time, if not called in, you are done. Your “one day” doesn’t start until you are told to report, so you go through an entire week not knowing how to plan your life.  If you are called and seated on a jury you serve from then until the end of the trial.  At the end of that time, if not called in, you are done.

To be continued...

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