MULLIGAN: The government’s showing up in the middle of the night at your home, pounding on the door. I mean, that’s terrifying. These are people that have lived in the shadows. It is a “cope and stick” type joinery. Similar to how cabinet doors are constructed. Way back in the day it was done with moulding planes, but this was most likely done on a shaper.
I love the book but can tell you the biggest flaw it assumes everyone starts on equal footing. In reality that isn the case. There are people who are born into terrible circumstances. Be consistent within a story (eg: don say jury has retired to consider its verdict followed by jury are spending the night at a hotel words remain the same even as plurals, such as aircraft, cannon, sheep and fish (although you would use fishes when referring to different kinds of fish, eg He studied freshwater fishes of the UK). Be careful with some words that are plural but often mistakenly used as singular: criteria (criterion), bacteria (bacterium), phenomena (phenomenon). Data is strictly a plural, but we follow common usage and treat it as singular, as we do with agenda.
It challenges our traditional reliance on a model of human behavior that presupposes a rational person capable of being deterred by the threat of punishment. The classic theory of deterrence presupposes a calculating evildoer who can evaluate the cost benefits of proposed actions and will act and forbear from acting on the basis of these calculations. It also presupposes society’s ability (and willingness) to withstand the lows we seek to deter and to use the visible punishment of those blows as threats capable of deterring future harms.
Life pretty fun when there rarely a dull moment ;).When they copy or seem to copy almost every last thing their daddy does Such as sticking his belly out and slapping it with both hands, covering 1 eye like a pirate, rough housing, hitting/throwing/ banging/pounding(generally being rough with)things, preferring to hang around the house pantless/shirtless, eating so much it seems like he never ever stops eating and eating.When they don mind if you hit back. (or maybe I can bring myself to hit back hard enough to bother him when I try and show him that being hit isn very fun)When all the loud toys/toys with wheels are scattered all across the floor yet all the soft, quiet toys never leave the toy box.When diaper changes have to be executed SO quickly that it should become a sport.When they have a fever, cough, runny nose and/or sore throat but you STILL can get them to calm down, sit still for even a moment(unless you feeding them) and/or stop terrorizing almost everyone and everything in the house.When you have to either completely remove or nail down almost everything in the house to keep it from being knocked over or pulled down to the ground.When they can stop laughing at the rough/frightening things that they do that also scare you half to death. And they want to do them again and again.When find yourself making a mad dash for the room they in because they have been way too quiet for a few seconds too long (as someone else mentioned this but it couldn be more true! I found myself jumping over couches and coffee tables in a hurry just to see why he was being quiet, ha ha.)When you having a terrible day and as soon as you: see your sons 6 toothed smile, smell his hair, feel his soft sticky skin, hear him say as you walk through the door and get a wet slobbery kiss from him once he crawls across the carpet to greet you your bad day suddenly turns into your happiest day.