Monday, May 03, 2010

May 3, 2010
Just got this from Marshall Trimble:

"This morning at the Arizona Department of Public Safety Memorial Service I ran into an old friend, U. S. Marshal for Arizona, David Gonzales, and he told me the origin of the name 'Marshall,' is a Germanic word meaning roughly 'Keeper of the Horses.'

"I told him that was ironic because my last name comes from a Scotsman who saved the Earl of Bruce from an angry bull. Apparently he was a bulldogger. A grateful Earl of Bruce christened him 'Turn-the-Bull,' on the spot. Turn the Bull became Turnbull, then Trumbull and finally Trimble.

So it looks like I'm a 'keeper of the Horses' combined with a 'bull-thrower.'"
—Marshall Trimble

The Secret to Pulitzer Prize Winning Writing?
"Get coffee. Stare at the screen. Write a bunch of things that aren't any good. Then comes that moment when I'll say, 'That's still not any good.'"
—Dave Barry a Pulitzer-Prize-winning humor columnist

"There's a reason humans were given two ears and only one mouth."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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