Reading Ulysses has been on my to do list for decades. I have listened to coaches on how to read this complex book, and the best advice was to read it for the words, read it alpine and approach it with joy.
In the past I have read this book with the attitude of a prisoner being forced to break stones into pieces. A should. A must. Branding myself as a failure who can’t get into this so called best book ever written.
Today I read Chapter One and only looked at how many pages to go 8 times. Three young men are in an old fortress that they are renting. A medical student with a big mouth, an Oxford man, and Steven Dedalus who has recently lost his mom.
There is little action. But the detail of the insults and the tension and the snot green sea. Make this remarkable.
And now a second read after research. This chapter is entitled Telemachus – the name of the son of Odysseus. Odysseus left home for war and his ten year journey as a warrior is the epic, Iliad. The Odyssey is the story of his ten year journey home. Some scholars believe that the Odyssey was written by a Mediterranean woman because the voice is feminine. Penelope has been waiting for Odysseus for 20 years and struggles with her aloneness and suitors to replace a presumed dead husband. A woman’s dilema.
Telemachus watched and judged Penelope. Akin to Hamlet.
Ulysses was written in the context of WWI and reflects a longing of a return home. The exhaustion of war and loss. June 16,1904 BLOOMSDAY, the day during which this story happens, is before the war has begun.
Stephen Dedalus is Telemachus. He feels guilty because he would not pray with his dying mother, and she haunts him in his dreams. He thinks about her musty dance cards, beads and fans that were important memories to her, memories gone and forever to be secrets. A spot. A reference to Lady Macbeth. Guilt and regret.
His roommate Buck Mulligan is a chubby medical student and he bullies Dedalus about how he treated his mother while she was dying. Mulligan is dressed in a yellow swirling dressing gown. A clown.
Beth Klein has been named again to the Lawdragon top 500 Consumer Lawyers in the United States. From Lawdragon
“Who else could bring those responsible for the scourge of opioids to account – wresting a settlement now topping $40B from drug manufacturers, distributors and a vast array of wrongdoers on behalf of cities, counties and others that suffered monstrous harm to the lives and well-being of their populations?
It’s attenuated, complicated, a jiu jitsu of force applied to Corporate America’s pain points.
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We’re mindful each year of how much these lawyers put themselves on the line. We research thousands of outstanding lawyers from throughout the U.S. who represent those injured or killed in everything from a devastating truck accident or medical misdiagnosis to the tens of thousands of injured in sprawling class actions and multidistrict litigation including opioids, 3M earplugs, Camp Lejeune litigation and so much more.
Beth Klein, an attorney known throughout the world for her efforts to stop human trafficking; philanthropist Sue Anschutz-Rodgers; elite athlete Diane VanDeren;and breast cancer survivor Kerri Christiansen are the Denver Rescue Mission’s Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City for 2012.
They are to be honored at a tea taking place Sept. 14 at the Brown Palace Hotel. Tickets for the 3 p.m. event can be purchased online.
Born and raised in Colorado, Beth Klein graduated summa cum laude and second in her class at Truman University. After receiving a Rotary International scholarship to study in Ireland, Klein continued her education at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, where she was an editor for the Law Review.
After graduation, Klein used her legal expertise to tackle the injustices of human trafficking, representing victims in civil court to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered as a result of their enslavement. Most recently, Klein has taken on cases against military contractors accused of trafficking crimes abroad.
She also wrote Colorado’s anti-human trafficking laws.
Klein and her husband, Judge James C. Klein, are the parents of one son, Connor.
Beth Klein, a Colorado lawyer, won lawyer of the year for the Boulder Colorado for the category of professional liability. This win is the third in a row. Beth has been I’m lawyer of the year for personal injury, products liability, and now professional liability.
This award comes in a year that Beth Klein secured $20 million in settlements for individual clients, one settlement in excess of $13 million alone.
Beth has been in practice since 1988. And continues to hold record setting verdicts in Colorado and Texas.
One of six lawyers in the entire state of Colorado, attorney Beth Klein has been named to the to 500 Lawdragon list. TOP 500
“The remarkable 500 lawyers featured here are the warriors who fight the good fight for consumers who have been injured or had family killed through accidents, medical malpractice, faulty products or toxic exposure. They take on sexual predators and police and others who commit misconduct, grievously harming and killing individuals and trampling their civil rights. These lawyers stand up against the worst, seeking justice and providing hope.
We selected these attorneys through nominations, research and review by a board of their peers. And, a sad nod of the head to 2021, which deprived lawyers of the ‘biggest verdicts and settlements of the year’ achievements in any significant numbers. So watch out for a blockbuster year or two ahead.
This year seemed a fitting time as well to honor an amazing and historic class of plaintiff lawyers who truly created the world of personal injury and plaintiff consumer lawyering as we know it today. You will see them recognized here (with past Plaintiff Consumer Hall of Fame members) denoted with an asterisk.
Those visionaries, of course, have created the playing field on which today’s leading trial lawyers work every day, fighting with every fiber of themselves to help people.”
Our firm is honored to be recognized and would also like to extend our gratitude to our valued clients who give us opportunities every day to do what we love: help those in their time of need.
About Beth Klein Attorney
Beth Klein is an award-winning personal injury attorney who is recognized for her litigation skills in the state and throughout the country. Handling a variety of cases associated with personal injury litigation such as car accidents, product liability, and wrongful death, she is passionate about helping those who have been injured in accidents caused by negligence and carelessness. As a Board-Certified Trial Lawyer in Colorado, she prepares for each case as if it were going to trial tomorrow and has recovered millions of dollars for clients in settlements and verdicts, earning her inclusion into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.
Beth has received numerous honors throughout her legal career, including the Women Who Changed the Heart of the City Award and the Georgia Imhoff Philanthropy Award. She was also the first woman featured on the cover of Colorado Super Lawyers® Magazine. Hear about Beth Klein’s commitment to helping individuals in The True Power of Attorney video below.
I am so blessed to call Jerome Elam a friend and partner. Sadly, one pro-prostitution activist in Colorado has tried to make the argument that boys are not trafficked and there have been no seriously injured boys in Colorado. Join this discussion and learn from one of the strongest survivors I have ever known.
This will be part of a series called True Power of Attorney. My segment will be the season finale. I will focus on the power of honoring your word and the examples when I gave my word to extraordinary stands and agreements and the results.
Leadership can only occur when you honor your word. It is the only way people will trust and support your vision.