Tag: Odyssey

Let’s keep the state of the bench and bar sound

Several customs and traditions about the Indiana State Bar Association presidency offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The most recent of those experiences was my privilege to attend Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush’s first State of the Judiciary address to the Indiana General Assembly last Wednesday. Aside from the momentous honor of witnessing the delivery of that speech

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Canaries in the coal mine

By James Dimos Before the advent of modern technology to detect the presence of carbon monoxide and other toxic gases, miners would take birds (often canaries) into the mine shafts with them.  Since the birds would die from the poisonous air before humans, the canary’s health would provide an early warning of the potential hazard.

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