Why, when my first (Cards), second (Angels), and fourth (Astros) favorite teams made the playoffs, am I not satisfied? Because it would have been so easy to keep the Evil Empire out. I am confident, however, that when the Angels vs. Evil series is over, the Angels will advance against the Sox. (Which Sox, I'm unsure of. Can Boston relocate its pitching?) Private note to Joe Hays: If the Yankees win this series, you may use my blog to strut and taunt. - - - - There were a few paragraphs about this blog in yesterday's Abilene Reporter-News feature article "Best of Blogs." I was interested to read there about my son Cody. Cody? I didn't even know I HAD a kid named Cody. When I was in 6th-8th grades, I delivered newspapers for our family newspaper, the Neosho Daily News, around the downtown square. One of my dad's best friends, Gary Higdon (VP of one of the banks) would often see me and buy a paper from me. While most of the papers I carried were for businesses with subscriptions there were always a few extras for "full price" -- 10 cents. Gary would always say that he had to have today's paper to catch up with all the corrections from yesterday's paper. Since it was an afternoon paper on M-F, I headed downtown after school each day. On Sundays, it was (and still is) a morning paper, so I'd set my alarm for 5:30, then ride my bike a couple miles downtown to deliver papers in the dark. I guess the times were different! - - - - This Sunday, Dr. Jerry Taylor, Highland's new associate preaching minister, will be speaking on "Blessed Are the Peacemakers." - - - - I'm ready for fall! The high today is only supposed to be 89. We're under 90!