Congratulations to my friend, Lisa Falkenberg, for winning the freaking Pulitzer Prize for her series of articles on the Harris County Grand Jury system and the Alfred Dewayne Brown case . Lisa and I didn't exactly get off to the best start. She pointed out to me the first time that I met her in person that I had once referred to her as Pippi Longstocking in an early blog post. Um, oops. I don't always agree with her columns. Hell, I usually don't agree with her columns. But Lisa's columns always make me think and take stock of philosophical positions that I held in the past, philosophical positions I hold in the present, and those I may hold in the future. In short, regardless of whether I agree with her or not, the way Lisa writes makes me think . And that's the trademark of an excellent writer. I'm very glad to see the folks over at Pulitzer recognize her talent.