“There are some 100 exorcist priests licensed by the [Catholic] church in France.”

July 22, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/business/21725320-catholic-church-has-left-big-gap-market-demand-exorcists-soaring-france

Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract by Harvard University (Updated)

July 18, 2017

https://www.edx.org/course/contract-law-trust-promise-contract-harvardx-hls2x-4

I’m just starting this online course.  I enrolled when it was offered earlier this year, but did not finish, and this time around intend to see it through, even if my schedule gets out of control.

If you ever wanted to learn about contract law, or more about contract law, you may want to consider this online course, which can be taken free of charge.  The professor (Charles Fried) is excellent.

Update (20170718)

One of the things I like about Professor Fried is that he provides rich illustrations of the concepts he teaches, drawing on areas outside of the law, which broadens my perspective and interests.  In a lecture I just listened to, he used the following two paintings:

Eakins, The Champion Single Sculls (Max Schmitt in a Single Scull)

Lorenzetti, Allegory of Good and Bad Government

Former Patriots QB Babe Parilli dies at 87 – – Parilli was the Broncos’ quarterbacks coach during their first Super Bowl run

July 17, 2017

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/15/babe-parilli-dies-at-87-former-patriots-qb/

I remember Babe Parilli from his time coaching with the Broncos.  It was cool to have someone of his stature in the organization.

justserve.org

July 17, 2017

In a 2014 blogpost I provided the link for the website for this program.

Yesterday I discovered a nice video about the program is available online:  https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2014-05-14-justserve-byu-tv-documentary-2017?lang=eng.

“Mr Grieve’s [dialect] maps for `gosh’ in America show this `minced oath’ to be popular not only in Mormon Utah…”

July 10, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21724793-learning-fingered-speech-twitter-useful-many-thingsincluding-unexpectedly