The ABA Journal has just published on their website my feature essay, “By Dawn’s Light,” for the October 2010 print issue. The piece is a retrospective of my experiences on the Court’s sidewalk through this past winter and spring.
From my first morning on Jan. 11 until my final overnight on June 27, I witnessed relationships and communities being formed among men and women whose personal engagement with the American system of government transcended their political differences.
I wasn’t always first in line, despite my aspirational title (I was six for 10, for the record), but whether I was first in line, second, third, fifth or 34th, I found all around me new friends cutting through the cold by the warmth of each other’s company.
Loyal F1@1F readers will find some familiar tableaus in the story, but it serves as a good refresher on what’s to come this next term. I invite new readers clicking over from the essay to plumb F1@1F’s archives for my real-time reflections and photos on the days of my campouts.