► Tell us what you think via @statebaroftexas, email@example.com, or P.O. Box 12487, Austin, TX 78711-2487. Letters addressed to the Texas Bar Journal may be edited for clarity and length and become the property of the magazine, which owns all rights to their use. RE: “Cracking the Code on Harper Lee” I truly enjoyed reading Talmage Boston’s recent article [September 2015, p. 624]. Although I was uncertain whether I wanted to read Go Set a Watchman, his analysis has moved the book to my “must-read” category. DAVID BECK Houston What an excellent review. I think Talmage Boston knows Harper Lee better than she knows herself. I thoroughly enjoyed the insights. Thanks for the best piece I have read in the Journal for many years. STEVE MAXWELL Fort Worth A quick note of thanks for the very thoughtful piece on Harper Lee’s writings. Excellent background on the author that allows us a deeper appreciation of how much of her own life was poured into the work, and how the dynamics of that private life played out on her chosen public stage. We are—all of us, I fear—much too quick to judge. Talmage Boston’s article models a different way. My 15-year-old twins are reading Mockingbird for their freshman English class as I write this. It has been fun for me to discuss the book with them and to revisit its substantial impact on my work as an attorney. I will be forwarding this piece to them as further inspiration for discussion. SCOTT WHISLER Dallas RE: “A Legacy of Laughs” I was thrilled to see Jerry Buchmeyer’s picture returned to its rightful place in the Journal [September 2015, p. 685]. Thank you for allowing his daughter, Pam, to share the untold stories that were shared with her dad—those that he eventually would have shared with us. Aside from his being a “judge’s judge,” his column was a true source of joy every month. He is sincerely missed. I hope that you will allow Pam to “pick up the baton,” and run with his column again. JOHN KIRTLEY III Dallas Editor’s Note: Turn to page 840 of this issue for Pam’s second installment from the Buchmeyer Vault. I was privileged to know and practice before Judge Buchmeyer for over 20 years. The judge even used one of my trials before him in his column—his submission, not mine. I look forward to Pam continuing his legacy of laughs. JOE REVESZ Dallas It sure was fun to read some more of Judge Buchmeyer’s humor in the September Bar Journal. I have missed it. I passed the bar in 1979, and Judge Buchmeyer’s column, truth be told, was my main interest in the monthly Bar Journal. To this day, I still have his columns from the 1980-1981 period about “Irish Bulls” and “New Fundamental Truths.” I certainly hope that Pam submits some more columns. Good stuff. “Enough is never enough,” as he would say. JOHN COGBURN Grapevine RE: “A Child’s Story” As a former member of the TBJ Board of Editors, I write in praise of the readable TYLA President’s Opinion [September 2015, p. 666]. And as a former legal-writing professor, I write in praise of C. Barrett Thomas’s ability to present a balanced approach to a difficult topic—children’s sexual assaults and their investigations. He presented all sides. I hope everyone will be persuaded, as I was, to offer financial support for the work that the Children’s Advocacy Centers are doing. TERRI LECLERCQ Austin ON TWITTER RE: “COURTING THE MEDIA,” SEPTEMBER 2015, P. 667 Great advice. Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe (@phwolfeDRC) RE: MOVERS AND SHAKERS, SEPTEMBER 2015, P. 672 It’s official: I’m a mover and shaker #texasbarjournal #imsofancy #kickingassatlawyering Angela Speight (@angelaspeight)
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