Monthly Archives: July 2009

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White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle threw the 18th perfect game in Major League history Thursday night.  A perfect game is when a pitcher retires every batter he faces while pitching at least nine innings: no hits, no walks, no errors, no baserunners at all.  All such games are dramatic, but this one was especially so [...]

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Those who have subscribed since the early days know that “Notes” are my attempt to stay in better touch.  Ironically, composing them every Sunday night consumes so much of my time that in some ways I am actually doing a worse job of communicating with friends and family than I did last year.  Emails go [...]

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Driving up Mopac the other day I saw a bumper sticker, “The beatings will continue until the morale improves around here.”  Typical whacky Austin humor.  That’s up there with “Somewhere in Texas a village is missing its idiot”, which I always assumed was a jab at George W. Bush, although a (Republican) friend of mine [...]

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At about 11 o’clock MDT on July 1st, the odometer on our trusty Honda van, packed to the gills with Harts, turned over 100,000 miles.  We had intended to follow a longstanding tradition that was established circa 1978, when Dad pulled our 1971 Ford station wagon off the interstate somewhere in Arkansas so as to [...]

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