Thursday, April 16, 2009

Judging Books by the Cover

Last Saturday, a new singing sensation appeared on the world scene: she's a 47-year old, plain-looking British lady named Susan Boyle, a cheeky spinster who lives alone with her cat.

She appeared on "Britain's Got Talent," the UK's equivalent of American Idol. And she was being laughed at and dismissed by the audience, and the judges...until she opened her voice and began to sing "I Dreamed a Dream," from Les Miserables.

It's not often that a truly magical moment is captured on tape. Most modern television is overly commercial and overblown. But watching the reactions of the crowd and the judges---as their derision turned to cheers---is both touching and inspiring.

JEFFREY CAMINSKY, a veteran public prosecutor in Detroit, Michigan, specializes in the appellate practice of criminal law and writes on a wide range of topics. His books include the science fiction adventure novel The Star Dancers, the exciting second volume in the Guardians of Peace-tm series, The Sonnets of William Shakespeare, and the acclaimed Referee’s Survival Guide, a book on soccer officiating. All are published by New Alexandria Press, and are available on Amazon, as well as directly from the publisher.

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