Having Dan Rather kindly review my book was a honor. Getting to meet him and share words with him about the book was even more so. He was in Austin, Friday, May 11, at Book People to sign a copy of his newest book, “Rather Outspoken.” (2012 Grand Central Press) I had the pleasure of getting to speak to him about both books. He told me he actually quoted from my book in a speech two weeks ago in Galveston. I am sure it was the passage about The Borden Oak of Galveston and the spirit it represents of a city that refused to surrender. Hearing Dan Rather speak about the role that great journalists play in a free society was truly inspiring. Thank you, Dan Rather, for your service to our country and your love of Texas trees.