Filed Under: EPHEMERA
The case of P.J. Gilbertson v Everest Experience is among the most important precedents in the legal history of Midlands, the fictional American state where college students prepare for future law careers with competitive mock trials. I considered law school during my undergraduate career and tried out for the campus mock trials team. We competed in the American Mock Trials Association (AMTA), the NCAA of mock trials.
From the beginning of my involvement, however, lawyering had far less appeal to me than witnessing. I was already indulging a passion for the stage as a theatre minor because playwriting and dramaturgy had seemed like an interesting career choice, too. Happily, I avoided both fates. But between the two interests, there was this moment where I found a strange, sweet spot, and won a few odd trophies.
I still have three of them on a wall in my model shop. They are ephemera from my life that will be tossed in a landfill when I die, along with probably everything else that is mine. Which is fine, since they only really mean anything to me, anyway. Here is what they mean.