Ryan McPherson is a small city attorney who blogs at Richochet and mines his life to tell us about the real world of criminal law in a way silly crime programs on TV do not. Most of the people he deals with are real low life. They are guilty of crimes. Losers. Not figures of romance. Dreary, meancing, grey, like the reality of natural disasters.
But they are people and he can't help interacting with them and being affected by them. A young man who probably wants to do something else in life, "RyanM" is well read and reflective. His dissatisfactions with his current career serve to enliven his insights, reminding me of the arch humanity of British doctor-to-the-poor, Theodore Dalrymple.
On his daily commute RyanM listens to NPR, the station that informs, delights and deeply annoys--like a relative you enjoy and dread simultaneously. And poor NPR, a voice from the conventional left, thinks that human beings and their politics are somehow determined by nature the way that bees and baboons are. It isn't the case, however.
Well, maybe baboons.