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The Boy Teacher and the Father Student 39; I Just Called To Say I Love You

Updated on November 14, 2018
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Holding degrees in philosophy and Law. Formal studies or certificates or degrees in business, theology, insurance and security. Ex-preacher.

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I Am Just A Bit Actor

Son can you chat a bit? Not really dad. Well that is fine son. I love you. I am so proud of you. But I love all you do so keep on keeping on. Talk soon on your dime.

When the boy is post 30 tenderness is not so needed. Harsh judgments and differing views rule the day most often. And it is that caring that makes us right. And for my elder son and I with matching degrees in philosophy it also means that we get it write.

An ability to shut up. A closeness though I might be in Asia and maybe he in Canada. He is a poet songwriter I do mostly legal stuff. I get hired to write in feelings into legal crap. He is the leader of a great band.

Cool

They Took That Photo of Us

Sorry Son

I used to lead him on hikes. Now he doubles back and carries my pack. Maybe we have climbed 500 miles together. Sometimes each step hurts. Sometimes we fly like butterflies.

There can be no greater gift God can give than giving a son that surpasses you. A treasure who learned from your mistakes. A man’s man and as sensitive as a new Spring’s breeze. Just enough tough love to be good but never harsh.

A man past sixty has issues current and past. A young man will have issues current and ahead. I was adopted so I was chosen but the main notion of not choosing your family is a fair deal.

The choice to fully love family is fully a decision and then followed up with heart. If the mind shuts down the heart the choice is lost. Just one little sliver of moon light can ignite the righteous love that we are born to. We are not passengers on this train of life, we are conductors. The control of ours is a notion of free will. Love is the ultimate free will.

My son loves me no matter. He does that, not as an obligation but a warm heart.

So we dedicate this Father Son episode to all those fantastic sons and daughters that love us.

And today especially to Brooks Dierker, maybe the best son ever, but his little brother is closing in! Brooks has seen a Peruvian sunrise, snow skied in India, seen the Northern Lights, watched the sun close in France and hiked the Grand Canyon like nobody’s business.

I used to think that I was a rolling stone where no moss would grow. Brooks is a rolling stone where love grows.

There just simply are not many regular folk that know and love Native Americans, Spaniards, Indians, Greeks as the same from handshaking brotherhood. The net is cool. But travelling until you are bone weary is a whole lot better.

Well I raise a toast and tip my hat to that fine man.

You Just Know It Is Tough Sometimes Hard

Letting go and learning is a hard road. I think I suffered for their sanity?
Letting go and learning is a hard road. I think I suffered for their sanity? | Source

The Artist

We do not get to do redoes. We have one ride. Get bucked off the stallion and we walk off without the prize. But a son can reverse the loss with the love we do not get to sell or teach them. It is free. Maybe we let go and let love. Maybe. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Love.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill I will take them any day. My eight year old does it with my lower. We have something from his school on the fridge - "Hugs not Drugs".

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      William Kovacic 

      4 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      You have to admit, Buddy. Those back breaks are wonderful!

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill, I got a surprise visit from my elder son Friday. That young man nearly broke my back with hugs. When we go on road trips we enjoy long stretches of quiet just being with each other. Not of Friday - we both were so excited we were talking over each other for an hour.

      This weeks episode.

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      William Kovacic 

      4 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Perfectly said, Eric. My son called last night. We talked for nearly three hours until his phone went dead. He doesn't call often, but when he does - well. thanks for another inspiring piece.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Manatita. Such a rich life of love we have. I count you among those riches.

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      manatita44 

      4 weeks ago from london

      I'm glad that you feel that children should surpass us. I'm very cool with that. Some interesting adventures from your son and a younger one with great potential. Peace this Saturday afternoon.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Tim thank you but more so thank you for calling your son.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Bill. Got ya.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      I totally agree: "There can be no greater gift God can give than giving a son that surpasses you." Eric, you can teach a course on "Love and Family." You're an expert.

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      Tim Truzy 

      4 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Hi, Eric,

      Calling my son now. Great article. You are always full of inspiration and tenderness toward your family.

      Love your work, brother.

      Thanks again.

      Tim

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Tears right now...enough said!

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Mary thank you much. I think you need to do the long game.

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      Mary Norton 

      4 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      How touching of you to write about your eldest son with so much love and admiration. It is a decision to love and keep loving.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hey Clive I am still smarter than my children -- Not!

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Pamela, thank you for your nice comment. It may be hard for some to understand but "their own two feet" is absolutely a cornerstone. Even if you get stomped on by them LoL.

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      Clive Williams 

      4 weeks ago from Jamaica

      haa...as time passes, so does the vigor of the wise. Good son and great father.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      Eric, I really love you father-son talks. I love talking to my sons also. My 3 sons are "conductors", although each son is different from the others as far as employment, etc. I love your analogy of the conductors versus beng a passenger. Your son is a good looking man, and it sounds like he is pursuing his dreams. You obviously did something right.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Could that be any better? Linda I was thinking silly just last week while sitting under a bridge 1.5 miles out."Lovers". For my spouse and I are lovers but it just must be that we are lovers also.

      So glad love has rules LoL.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Jodah you are right for normal. Mine was and is reversed. American colleges created a contempt. All within the top of class. Just not in my love class.

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      Linda Lum 

      4 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, this is so incredibly beautiful. I have 2 daughters and they mean the world to me. I write, I draw, I design, I cook, but they are by far the best thing I've ever done in this life.

      I love this statement "We are not passengers on this train of life, we are conductors. The control of ours is a notion of free will. Love is the ultimate free will."

      My youngest gave me a small plaque that I keep on my desk. It reads "If I didn't have you for a mom, I'd choose you as a friend." It doesn't get better than this.

      Love to you and your family.

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      John Hansen 

      4 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      I have three sons and daughter, Eric, when they were teenagers, we used to argue or disagree a lot of the time. Now, when we get together we always enjoy each other's company and have in-depth discussions. I'm proud of them all for what they have achieved. Nice article.

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