My great grand-father was a linguist at a small Bible College and my grandmother taught Latin and French. I've always been fascinated with languages, and it's really been the languages of emotion and logic that I have been most fascinated by and no doubt one of the reasons I'm an attorney. I'm a really, really emotional person, AND I'm also a really, really logical person. George Harrison once said that it was time to end the Beatles because, "You were a Beatle with your spinal cord." Of course, we're all human beings with our spinal cords -- and certainly a person who is homeless or incarcerated is. As a lawyer translating a primal scream into a legal language --that is a full nervous system activity, and there is plenty of wear and tear. AND maybe some things don't get fully translated -- oh is this a primal scream I see -- How inappropriate. Most of the people I represent feel they are in a constant state of their most basic human and legal rights being ignored and their lives demonstrably being diminished and shortened because of that. I guess that's why I file lawsuits and harangue about ethics and morality -- because we have asked nicely, and we've asked not so nicely. See my blog on the Orchid Global website.
I feel sometimes that I'm in a constant state of being lost in translation, and I guess that is why I write songs."