Category Archives: Opinion

IMHO stuff.

Epistle to Allison (Squid) Taylor Pylant, daughter extraordinaire on her 23rd birthday …

As a sixty two year old father of a beautiful young woman who turned twenty three today, what do I want to tell her? Will anything I have to share with her be relevant in her world? Are the fears … Continue reading

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Musings About Life Taking Its Toll

You know, I never really gave thought to what “taking its toll” actually means. I simply “knew” the intent of this saying and kept pace with what was being said when it was used. I’ve , even used it myself … Continue reading

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You will be judged

You will be judged and you will pay penance. Not in this life you say? Lord knows what happens in an afterlife, literally! No, my friend, it is in this life penance is paid. When you look in the mirror … Continue reading

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Righteous Indignation

Righteous indignation is typically a reactive emotion of anger over perceived mistreatment, insult, or malice. It is akin to what is called the sense of injustice. In some Christian doctrines, righteous indignation is considered the only form of anger which … Continue reading

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This is gonna hurt …

No amount of reading, talking, advising or warning replaces practical experience as an educator. Wisdom is thus attained. One might wish to save another the frustration, anger, pain and humiliation associated with practical experience, but for most people the only … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Disciple

A disciple must believe. He will know the right and proper action to take in all circumstance. By virtue of an examined life the tenets of a well lived life are well known and shame is the result of deviations. … Continue reading

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2013_01_29 Allison – Slow Down, Take a Look

With regards to happiness, the most impactful thing a person can do is slow down and take a look.  The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates, in Plato, Dialogues, ApologyGreek philosopher in Athens (469 BC – 399 BC) Perspective … Continue reading

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Live Fast, Play Hard, Die Young

Well … that’s my plan this morning.  After having planted my dementia consumed father awhile back and yesterday having to move my dementia disabled mother from the nursing home into our home, my plan is to live such that my … Continue reading

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Wisdom is Dear and Paid in Tears

What is the price when naïveté is lost? What is the currency and who allays the cost? The new wise pay the toll for emergent fears, For wisdom is dear and paid in tears.

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Liar and Conniver

Few things piss me off more than when someone tells me a story that is meant to solicit a particular response from me. Seems more times than not the response they are soliciting is help of some kind. No matter … Continue reading

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