RE: Happy Thanksgivings, November 2016, p. 748 Congratulations on the last three President’s Opinion essays. Magnificent writing and sentiments. In September, Frank Stevenson reminded us of the real power behind myths and then segued into the depression and addiction that comes with power. He stepped up to remind us about the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program and its funding—and how any attorney with a problem can reach out for help, anonymously. His October essay began and ended with a parable about good works, and he listed two columns of good works by members of the bar. Great research and follow-through. His November column took us from the generosity of Squanto, a Patuxet Native American, who negotiated peace and thus paved the way for Thanksgiving. Then he offered example after example of others who, without fanfare, have helped this nation thrive. There are many heroes in the State Bar. I sure do include Frank Stevenson in that list. TERRI LECLERCQ Austin Kudos to President Frank Stevenson’s opinion in the November TBJ. His historical knowledge about Samoset, Squanto, Hale, Cooper, Fitzgerald, and Squires are laudable and striking. I suspect the genesis of this knowledge comes from his undergraduate days at Amherst College, in Massachusetts. What Frank did not have space to tell you is that the Pilgrims first landed on Cape Cod and later rowed to Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the Rock remains to this very day. The source of my knowledge is just like Frank Stevenson’s. I was educated in the Cradle of Intellectual America. To borrow a phrase from Frank: Happy New Year, y’all. J. ALEXANDER JOHNSON Southfield, Michigan ON TWITTER RE: NEWS FROM AROUND THE BAR, NOVEMBER 2016, P. 786 Mustangs were featured in the Texas Bar Journal for their contribution on the Vote America! Project! Way to go Stangs! Vivian Tamez (@tamezfrench) RE: HAPPY THANKSGIVINGS, NOVEMBER 2016, P. 748 We were featured in the Texas Bar Journal’s November President’s Opinion. Thanks for the kind words Frank! Member Benefits, Inc (@MemberBenefitsI) • Tell us what you think via @statebaroftexas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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