Wise Enough to Tell the Truth

Wise Enough to Tell the Truth

This past April, Charles Van Doren passed away.  The movie “Quiz Show” relates an important episode in his life. For 14 weeks, from November 28, 1956 to March 11, 1957, Mr. Van Doren captivated audiences of up to 50 million people with performances on the NBC quiz...
Lawyer Well-Being

Lawyer Well-Being

If you really want to be a good lawyer, you must be a healthy lawyer – and that includes mental health.  An already struggling legal profession is at a tipping point, and steps need to be taken now to address lawyers’ well-being. A 72-page report released August 14...
Alone in the Desert

Alone in the Desert

James Cowan (born 1942) is an Australian author.  Cowan’s work lies at the intersection between modernism and ancient cultural perspectives.  Many of his books explore the beliefs and practices of indigenous peoples as they attempt to come to terms with the modern...
Why We Need Sleep

Why We Need Sleep

“Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber.” – Shakespeare,   Julius Caesar. Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist:  He studies the sleep cycles of the brain.  And he asks: What do we know about sleep? According to Foster, some areas of the brain...
Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

Bob Dylan’s pointed and versatile lyrics are cited in judicial opinions and have earned him a Nobel Prize for literature. The late Justice Antonin Scalia loved opera, but he also had a soft spot for Bob Dylan.  In a 2010 dissent, for instance, he chastised the...