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The Boy Teacher and the Father Student # 59; Don’t Back Down

Updated on June 11, 2019
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Eric started working with children when he was still one himself. He taught first aid through Scouting. All the way to preaching to youth.

One For The Team

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Rules and Regulations By A Boy?

There is a space that is a large “Mud Room” like from New England. It is a Patio down Mexico way. It is a screen room in the Midwest. Maybe also a play and workbench room. But it is not any of that at the moment and for another week. Crazy quails nested in the wall top there. The Boy laid down the law. 1. No lights on. 2. Seeds left out. 3. Screen door closed. 4. No yelling or playing. 5. No drilling or hammering or shop vacuuming. So basically we can only walk through the room.

Now that is cool and very good general rules. But here is the rub most folk would not see. The quail nested there for a reason. We are the “Loud” family. Just think of a preacher that needs no microphone to address a 300 soul church. Think of a boy who can call from outside to inside and be heard by a dad with head phones blaring. We do loud.

B: Dad you need to be quiet or you will scare the quail.

F: Ha ha I got you there. And you will not figure it out because you cannot think large yet.

B: OK, I know I have to listen to a lesson so get over it.

F: That is the wrong term. It should be get over “with it”.

B: Well get over that. Hihihi

F: Why did the quail perch there?

B: because it is a perfect place to perch and nest.

F: Why?

B: Why not?

F: We have many birds around including Kestrel, Hawks and Magpie. We see them but they do not come in our yard because why?

B: You already told me it is because we are so loud and play so hard in the yard.

F: So if those birds may eat your egg babies where would you go?

B: Where the eater birds would not go. Wow, I get it now. We should be loud to scare away the predators.

F: Or maybe we upset the order of nature. But as we talk we know that we are part of that nature.

B: Way too heavy dad so let’s play loud out in the yard.

F: That is what I am talking ‘bout boy. What is your loud story for the day?

No Democracy Here, The Boy Dictates


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Never Dumbie Down

Now here is the tough one. You are part of the whole. You must stand your ground. Our Birds are teaching us that being who we are is vital to the whole. Never be turned the other way unless it is repentance. We just have no choice lest we lose ourselves. You are good. So stay good, your quail will appreciate it. We scare the other birds.

(Now check out this next very accurate reporting of our conversation.)

B: That concept is called symbiotic.

F: How about Symbiosis?

B: Same thing really. Not parasitic or predator, just “using” each other.

F: Well you and I use each other. So?

B: Same species so not symbiotic. More like a herd, murder or flock or school.

F: “Murder” crows, “herd” parrots. I heard someone say a “school” of Dolphins.

B: Dead wrong – they are mammals they are a “pod” which is really like a water herd.

F: Whales?

B: Fun one “Gam”.

F: Your mind is a steel trap. Amazing

B: Dad you have been preaching this stuff to me since I can remember.

F: Swallowtail butterfly defense?

B: Mimmick.

B: Dad do not talk about this stuff in front of my friends. They already think you are very weird. And yes I know you should never be ashamed of knowing something. But with my buddies I like to be normal.

F: I don’t like it. But I get it. Hey did I tell you that in ninth grade for the yearbook I got Mr. Know it all. It really was pejorative but friends told me it was not to them. Back then nerds played in the orchestra and chess. While we were playing chess we would look up words in encyclopedias and quiz each other.

B: Cool I got “perjortive” It means negative. I got it by how you used it. SLAM Dunk on you!!

F: Just like back then, we have so much to do. How do we have time for this crazy stuff?

B: Khanh said it is just like with him. You just keep talking. You never shut your mouth. Hihihihi.

B: It is OK sometimes I do not pay attention but for some reason it still goes in my brain. I decided you are a different species. So, like you like to do, back to symbiotic. “Nailed It!!”.

F: Wow I need to sit down and have a smoke and a good stiff drink, make it a double.

B: Ha Ha you do not drink or smoke anymore so you have to suffer like you make me.

And the danged beat goes on and I am becoming a conduit and not a professor.

Whose Shoes Do You Walk In?

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Don't Like The Scene But I Love The Notion

To Be or Not To Be. Let's Rock Today!!

Now of spirit we dance with each other. Is a yin and yang different or the same. Is a Buddhist and Hindi different than my Christianity when it gets to the core of love? This boy of mind is surrounded by atheists and Buddhists. He has a healthy dose of the kind of worship of Mother Earth like a Navajo. His only belief system seems straight forward Christian. So more often it is the words we use that suggest who we are in the real. A definition of us? Here we think not.

F: How would you like to drive a great big 18 wheeler going 80 mph down a hard grade out of the mountains?

B: Why would I do that, that is cray cray?

F: Just ‘cuz it is crazy is why you do it.

B: Dad it makes no sense to do stuff because they are crazy.

F: Do you really believe that or is it something your mom teaches you? You jumped off the chimney yesterday; why?

B: Because it was exciting and scary. You are afraid of heights but you go hiking on hikes with heights.

F: It is the war of art and living. You must extend yourself to beyond what you are comfortable with. It does not make sense to most of your buddies and Uncle Jon will not do it but uncle John does it all the time. Uncle Brian is the king of it.

B: Is that like Obama-Trump?

F: I told you those are two entirely different people.

B: No, they are both my presidents since I was born.

F: Good point I reckon.

F: I love the French translation of danger.

B: What is it?

F: Danger or “the” danger “le danger”. Funny huh?

B: Leave me alone.

F: Fair enough

We do not stop to take time to think. We have no time to stop the clock to just sit around and think. (well I do but I am a writer by trade) The conversations are going to and from somewhere. Riding bikes or playing catch – some hiking and a little fishing. Cooking is a great time to chit chat and the Google is just a step away for fact check. But so are all kinds of reference works from Bibles to Buddhist to Dictionaries to law books. We are nerds to a degree but we do not get to only be nerds.

I need to get it together for today. And that is the big let go. Shake it out Dierker. Loosen up. Stretch.


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    • The0NatureBoy profile image

      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      16 months ago from Washington DC

      What is in one is them. Like I say, there is "me, myself, Elijah, NatureBoy and I" in this body and all five are the same it is only their experiences are different but coming together daily. Didn't the Christ say he and his father are one that I call "zero", if they are in you you are still "zero", the complete unit. Add as many as you want or subtract as many as you want they are still "zero" the whole. Try that on for size, brother.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Are you quite sure of this solomente? We have 3 in one Trinity and we have 3 in one self. Probably more if we include past, present and future which probably are real senses, and least more than smell maybe.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      16 months ago from Washington DC

      You are giving me too much homework got do online and I only have a few b ties on my "Hotspot" just reactivated today, am I supposed to use ing all up in one day?

      I like the idea of "hiking the mountain" but "the mountain of enlightenment" requires hiking "solo con god". We can hollow to those close to us about something we see concerning where they are but the climb is "solo" solomenta.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      We are so hiking together up this mountaintop. My brother says love and synergism is God. Please keep synergizing here. Dr. Elijah you are so right that first we meditate alone. Then we open up. Maybe some days we just hit the library of walk/hike urban or nature. We exude aura. It is our need as 'hu' man. Without it we lose the love that comes from that meditation.

      Today please review "Honest to God" book Neale Donald Walsch and Dr. Brad Blanton. And then " War of Art". Not for content but for style as that is how we will write this book right here and now.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      16 months ago from Washington DC

      Well Eric, Some 5am mornings the rich may be in a state of meditation, sometimes they may be sleep, other times they may be writing, or eating or whatever crosses their fantasy. The rich doesn't have obligations which are not inspired from within at that moment, they are following their inner guide.

      The poor has business meetings, must check the stock market, keep up with who owe them how much, who they owe and how much, and a ton of other things they concern themselves with in order to look rich. What a waste of energy concerning oneself with how others perceive you when the only one one need to concern themselves with is are they at peace with, themselves.

      You might want to try that one on for size. lol

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      It is about who think they are rich but cannot and do not and will not enjoy the real pleasures of life. How is that parable? About a camel and a rich man and heaven? And heaven is on earth?

      And here, right here and now, chatting as friends is very enriching.

      Hey that is a whole article in the making - taking notes. This is cool. I wonder what the rich people are doing a 5 in the morning.

      Could you go further here and throw in quotable notables of your own. Let poor folks have some fun with the notions of poor and rich success and failure, love and apathy.

      The incarnation deal is cool but I think I like the term "remaining" more. Souls don't live and souls don't die. They just continue like you and I.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      16 months ago from Washington DC

      Eric, who are "poor folks"? So long as man have what our individual incarnations require us to have how is it possible to be poor?

      Oh!!! We are poor when we want more that what is necessary to complete our incarnation, silly me to forget.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Bill, are growing up and down together. I figure we will at least learn together in the passing. Love and Christ actually are our guiding life and it is hard to go wrong.

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      William Kovacic 

      16 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      As always, some great stuff, Mr. Know-it-all. I'm sure you are very proud of that title - lol. Seriously, a lot of good stuff here, and I thank you both for it!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.


      You reminded me of having to go inside the house to get a good gut laugh from time to time yet not be rude.

      Well I hope you poor folk are doing as well as us poor folk. East coast crazy to West coast crazy.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      16 months ago from Washington DC

      Aaawww, Eric, I love how "Son Teaches Father", a real table turn. Take how "...never be ashamed of knowing something but, with my buddies I like to be normal" has him telling you "there's a time and season for all things" as Solomon said, I love it!!! You are co correct, "I am becoming a conduit and not a professor." What you don't realize he must be a discarnate of one of the four group of Aboriginals, get the book "Mutant Messenger Down Under", I think they predestine themselves to who they will be born.

      My Hotspot has run out, someone found out I had it without a password and used it up, so that dialog had me "laughing out loud" in the library, I shouldn't have read this today in here. I'm still laughing, Thanks!!!

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wow Mary you are so spot on. We were just working on "extending". We start with a stretching move. Take it easy but see how far you can go in an akimbo. We even do it with our voices and mathematics. Yahoo!

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      Larry Slawson 

      16 months ago from North Carolina

      Always enjoy reading your articles Eric! Thank you for sharing, my friend.

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      Mary Norton 

      16 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your conversations are always loaded with things to think about. My take away is to extend yourself to beyond what you're comfortable with.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Lori you are so right. Maybe more running ;-)

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      Lori Colbo 

      16 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Gabe is very intuitive. I'll bet he keeps you hopping.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Tim. I have been so blessed with wonderful moms, my own included, that have 'raised' my children. Not so much blessed with IQ's of the charts.A shrink buddy and I determined genius skips a generation.

      Maybe I should do the "Mother Teacher and the Father/Son Students"?

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      Tim Truzy 

      16 months ago from U.S.A.

      Thanks, Eric. I always get a soul warming lesson when I can catch up with your writings. Saving that quail is really special. The young man's vocabulary is expanding and so is his loving heart. You are an excellent parent.

      Respect and admiration,


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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ms. Dora we are doing paranoia and fear. Tough calls here. Thank you for loving us.

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      Dora Weithers 

      16 months ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, I feel for the boy. "But with my buddies I like to be normal." But then extending himself, like you told him later, may include what is not normal to him. Between you two, you manage to teach many important life lessons. Thanks!

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill let us do smash mouth. Stand for something of fall for everything!! Live just gets better.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda how salient of you. They took him away at about the age of 2 months. Baptized earlier. The Christian Asians were sure he was a Buddha. I am privileged and scared as hell.

      Maybe all I do is record him and my life is worth it all.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ruby thank you. I am having some issues. People think "oh children who are so smart must be a blessing" . I beg them please to come raise a genius. It is danged hard. But so God made me hard.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Pamela I just started looking up new words. bi quan and Bi Tich which are roughly pessimistic and sacrement. Life has time for this and that but it is not easy. Thank you for sharing your love with us. Dierkers are richer because of you.

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      Bill Holland 

      16 months ago from Olympia, WA

      So much fun! Dang that boy is smart! As for not backing down, I've got the scars to prove my belief in that credo. :)

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      Linda Lum 

      16 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, if these conversations are true (and you've never lied to me, I doubt you'd start now), Gabe is WAY beyond 9 years of age. I doubt that I could keep up with him. And, he is so self-aware. He can be the guru with you but recognizes that his friends do not have similar conversations. He can switch gears and be "one of them" just as easily.

      Your little man is growing up to be a well-rounded, balanced, loving human being. Eric, as a parent could one ask for anything more?

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      16 months ago from Southern Illinois

      In a way, I think teaching a child different religions is good, who knows? Love is the key. I went to see an Asian Doctor by the name of Sequib. We talked about God. ( He brought it up. ) I found that we have the same beliefs. He gave me a prayer that starts O God Almighty. I have it framed and hanging above my desk. BTW your son is getting smarter by the minute, aren't you proud? Thanks for another fun write...

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      16 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I love that you boy said ne just wants to be normal around his friends. Of course, he wants to fit in but loves to jest with you. It seems you have taught him so much, and he catches on so quickly too. This realtionship is based in the love you talk of so frequently. This was so enjoyable to read, like always my firend.


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