October 3rd, 2006


Elias Bowie’s Amazing Race

Over the weekend, I came across a news story from the San Mateo, Calif., Times, dated August 1, 1955. The story recounts a NASCAR race at Bay Meadows in Northern California. The winner of the race was Tim Flock of Atlanta, then the nation’s leading stock car driver. But what caught my eye was the last paragraph of the story: …Continue reading →

It’s My Birthday

It is indeed. I was born in Jefferson City, Missouri. According to family lore, the hospital where I was born was equidistant between the state penitentiary and the state capital. I tell people that’s why I turned out to be a lawyer. Frankly I’m ambivalent about birthday celebrations. I’ve had some great ones and I’ve had birthdays with no observance …Continue reading →

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