About wjjhoge

An expert on nothing with opinions on everything.

On Cats


The Hoge household has had a dog from time to time, but we have rarely been without a cat. Last year, we had to put down Bob who had been the family mouser since the turn of the century, so we were catless for a few months. Our new kitten is sitting in my lap purring as I type this. She was adopted from the local Humane Society shelter. All of our cats have been rescues or hand-me-downs from friends who were moving.

The cat just hopped down and brought me one her toys. I think she wants to play fetch, something she seems to enjoy almost as much as chasing Spot, the elusive critter that lives in my laser pointer.

I gotta go.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I’ve had some questions about why I didn’t get motions for summary judgment filed against all the defendants in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit by last Friday. That would have been the date they would have been due under the original schedule. However, the Scheduling Order doesn’t require that dispositive motions be filed by a specifically named date. It requires that they be submitted 100 days before the first day of the trial. Because the trial date has been put off for two weeks, the time to file dispositive motions was automatically extended. I may choose to use all of the extra time to polish additional motions for summary judgment—if I choose to file any. I could decide that it is to my advantage to go to trial against some of the defendants.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.