Today's confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as associate justice of the Supreme Court reminds me I have to burnish my judicial skills over the next week.
A week from Saturday I am a judge in the Miss Thousand Islands Contest. Today I was reviewing the dosiers on the young ladies participating in this prelude to possibly becoming Miss America.
It's been years since I judged one of these but its very important to the participants so I owe them a good effort, although choosing between bright and talented people is not always easy or fair.
How do you really say which person is better ?
I will have to consult Judge Gilbert or Judge Harberson this week to get some advice on being fair.