What Adele and Taylor Swift can teach you about finding justice

For years I was a runner/jogger. I logged 20-30 miles a week and did some of my best law work on runs. Unfortunately, my middle-aged knees and hips gave out and I had to move indoors onto the elliptical trainer at the gym. It's not quite the same thing. It's harder work psychologically—typically boring rather than renewing or productive—and I didn't break the same quality of sweat and get the same sense of release. Then several years ago I discovered Pandora. And, after a lapse of many years, rediscovered popular music. I am a baby boomer, and the stations I listened to while on the elliptical filled imaginative gaps in my thoughts with music and lyrics, evoking much different times. Curio

Wordsmiths and Book Lists.

In the fall of 2007 I sat around a table at Maddox's restaurant in Perry, Utah, with other members of the Inns of Court. We had the pleasure of listening to Judge Gordon Low speak on Lawyers as Wordsmiths. The program opened my eyes to something I'd never considered - literature was relevant to the practice of law. As a young lawyer I was immediately drawn back to my undergraduate days at Weber State University where I received a double major in English and History. I loved to read! I read with pleasure through college and law school. Most of the time I considered it an opportunity to escape or relax from my studies or work load. Judge Low changed my paradigm. He immediately challenged