Friday, February 10th

by musicclipoftheday

Quiet, beauty—sometimes they seem to have all but disappeared.

Valentin Silvestrov (piano), live, Ukraine (Kiev), 2012



random thoughts

I’ve been a criminal defense lawyer for over 30 years. Week in and week out, I’m in federal and state courts. I have deeply mixed feelings about our legal system. But last night, as I read the Ninth Circuit’s 29-page ruling, I felt enormous gratitude for the one branch of government that currently seems capable of—or even interested in—thoughtful analysis.