I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

Missing Posts: If you have a link to a post that's not here or are looking for posts from Summer of 2010, check this page.


You know you’re letting folks down with your blog…

… when your mother complains about the lack of posts.

Posting will resume shortly.

Where is the Folo blog?

Occasionally, someone will ask me what happened to www.folo.us, the domain where the old Folo blog lived, at least from roughly February of 2008 until posting stopped in March of 2009.

Apparently, sometime this Spring, the domain registry fee was unpaid and the domain lapsed.  A spam site took it over, and pulled up [...]

Some notes on commenting policy

I only rarely refuse to let comments through from new readers.  Occasionally, it’s been because of an obviously fake email address.  Other times, it has been apparent that one of a very few users whose commenting privileges were revoked was coming in under a new name.  A couple of times, it was a post [...]

New Mobile, Old Mobile

For users of the mobile (smart-phone, etc.) version of the blog:

I’ve just changed it.  I like the new version better, but am open to suggestions.  The change was prompted when, after updating the plugin that created my old mobile version of the blog, I learned from a reader that it didn’t work any [...]

What Folks Read on this Blog Last Year

In terms of traffic, the most read post was about the change in Oxford American editorship, and was headed “The OA stuff gets weirder and weirder.” As someone pointed out in comments elsewhere, there’s been an update to Marc Smirnoff’s site, including his response to the New York Times article about his defenestration; I [...]

Blogroll Updates

In a neverending quest to foul up perfectly good free stuff, Anderson has moved his blog to a new home, and explained that we can use comments in the old site to talk about him and he’ll never know.

This prompted me to update my blogroll a bit, adding a few blogs (ColRebSez:  Your [...]

A Reminder About Comments

I’ve said this in posts, I think, but it is not clear in the commenting guidelines (an omission I will fix):  When you wish to make a comment, all I require is that you pick a unique name (I don’t wish to have a half-dozen people commenting as “Anonymous”), which may require more than [...]


The blog was down essentially all afternoon due to problems at the host.  Sorry about that.


At least two regular commenters have had their comments go awry, one into the spam filter and the other into trash (the later particularly mysterious, because it was visible for hours and even got responses).  I’ve restored both and checked to make sure others had not gone awry.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

Blogger MIA

In case you wonder were I’ve been, I guess the best answer is on the front page of this morning’s Clarion Ledger.

I attended this morning’s Zach Scruggs hearing, about which more in a bit.