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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Friday, July 10, 2009

The (Ongoing) Life of Brian

Have I ever told you about my son? He was born on 7/7/70. One would think that was a lucky date. Maybe. I wasn't so sure. After all, I was a lad of 24 myself and not sure of where I was going in this world. Still, it was an important event and meant I had to be responsible. I now had a son to watch over, to protect, to provide for. It meant I had to grow up.

Before I knew it, he was 3 and getting into everything. Like a puppy, he was all hands and feet and I knew he'd be a handful.
But, in spite of his clumsiness and lack of grace, he managed to survive the scrapes and bumps and bruises of early childhood and make it into his teens. With a love of baseball. Not a great player nor destined for professional sports but a good one and an asset to every team he was on. He could pitch, he could field (any position, mostly shortstop), he eventually learned to run fast enough to even steal a few bases.


Amazingly, he managed to graduate from high school and then, after some fits and starts, even from college (San Diego State) with a degree in accounting.

I suspect that this was because of the influence of the creature on his left whom he knew from 3rd grade but who became his girlfriend in high school.

... whom he had the good sense to eventually marry.
They then produced these little sweethearts...

And now he is learning what he taught me...


[1460/1461/1330]

9 comments:

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

sweet story! Belated happy birthday to him!

The Jules said...

"Creature on the left" - lol

Lovely photomagraphs, Douglas.

Douglas said...

Roshni - I am still trying to figure out how he made it this far. He still has 12 years before the youngest goes to college.

Jules - Perhaps "creature" wasn't the right word. She's a wonderful woman who has had nothing but the best influence on him.

Neo said...

Job well done

Douglas said...

Neo - All you can do is try to stay sane and hope you don't end up visiting them in prison.

Linda S. Socha said...

Great story!
Love the photos. Well done!
Linda

Douglas said...

Linda - Thanks. Brian has been an interesting experience.

Linda S. Socha said...

Great story!
Love the photos. Well done!
Linda

Neo said...

Job well done