Friday, July 15, 2011

Your Unofficial Guide To Home Tutoring (7)

And finally, the very last part of Your Unofficial Home Tutoring Guide by Dean Davis, animal wrangler extraordinaire. This last part, is in my opinion, the funniest, the freakiest, the most mind boggling incident that I had the pleasure of reading.

However, if due to circumstances beyond your control you can't get to there from here, I do have a more than ample substitute of a post for you to peruse here on Cedar's Mountain.

I have been blogging now for just a shade over three years and I would like to say that not only has it been a blast to do, but it has been beyond a shadow of a doubt, the best thing that has ever happen to me.

I have been fortunate enough to be blessed with readers, followers and friends who have found the various musings that have poured forth from my brain interesting and stimulating enough to return on a regular basis. Without the support of fantastic people like all of you, I would be still spinning my wheels hip deep in a mud bog located mere inches from the roadway trying to figure what to do with myself beyond simply working and dealing with friends via the e-mail and the telephone and writing incedibly bad prose.

You have made all of my struggles, all of my self doubts and my occasional bouts of aloneness in a crowd more bearable and gave me the platinum balls to look within myself and say, "Hey, I can deal with whatever swerve that life wants to throw at me with a shrug, a raised eyebrow and a razor sharp retort!"

For that, I am truly thankful. I am also truly thankful for what you do and say, not only here, but at your own blogs as well. Your comments and your blogs have brought to me at times, a twinkle to my eye, a smile to my face and yes, even a sadness to my heart. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me the privilege of observing and sometimes participating in what you say on your blog.

Not only are we the sum of all the parts of our family, but we are the sum of all the people who have touched us in some small way as we confidently put one foot in front of the other.

I like to think that I'm the total sum of my family plus my friends, no matter where they may be.

May there be peace in your soul, love in your heart, and tranquility no matter what life happens to throw at you.


  1. I always find it gratifying when my comment box goes up by another number. Thanks to you as well for all your support.

  2. Awww! Happy you are a blogger too. Otherwise, who would be my evil word partner in crime? :)

  3. Same to you, G! We've been blogging about the same amount of time. I will always appreciate that you came to my blog when Jannie spotlighted it one day and you kept coming back. We are all a bit like a blog family. :)

  4. That is a truly beautiful post, and I echo your sentiments. So well put! Blog relationships are ephemeral and yet powerful. I can't remember what life was like before blogging and I think I'd rather not.

  5. Bearman: You're very welcome. I don't even remember how I got to your blog, but its been one of the more funnier and pointed humor blogs that its been my good fortune to find.

    You're a great commenter and observor of pop culture (both local and national) and you got a knack for making people think.

    R: You definitely bring out the truly politically incorrect humor in me, and for that, I am truly greatful. It's very refreshing to find someone who is at least a decade younger than myself and yet, sees things roughly the same pre-PC world way.

    In spite of your political leanings. :D

    Charles: Thanks.

    If I haven't said it previously, I do appreciate your blog in more ways than I could possibly list. Just for starters, I have learned more than I ever thought I could about writing, and both you and David have opened my eyes to other types of writing and genres that I hadn't thought possible.

    Lynn: So that's how I got to your blog. Always wondered how I originally arrived at your blog. Used to rack my brains trying to figure out how I got there from here, and for the longest time I thought it was due to one of my periodic ventures in blog surfing (the "next blog" button).

    Yes, we are like one big blog family, and like most extended families, its always an adventure whenever you decide to take a long road trip to visit those on the outskirts or off the beaten path.

    S.R.: I can remember to a certain degree what my cyber life was like before blogging, and it wasn't very pretty.

    Blogging is about the closest thing to having a normal conversation with normal people without being face-to-face.

    And I wouldn't have it any other way.

  6. Haha! My liberal friends don't approve of my political leanings, either ;)

  7. The thing that touched me the most? When you sent me a sympathy comment when I posted the death of my dad and you signed your whole name. Such a sign of respect and caring - it touched me so much.

  8. R: Never said I didn't approve, but it is refreshing to talk to someone who leans left and is willing to concede a few points here and there to someone who leans right.

    Lynn: I remember that.

    Your post touched me very deeply and it was plain to see that you loved, cared and respected your father very much.

    A post like that deserved not only a genuine heartfelt comment, but it deserved the real thing at the end.

    That real thing was my name. You and your father deserved no less.

    To this day and to the best of my knowledge, I have not attached my entire real name to any comment of mine. My full first name, yes, but my entire name, no.

  9. What a great post, George! So glad to have found your blog, and I'm glad you found mine! :)

  10. Lisa: Thanks.

    I don't remember how I got to your blog. I guess yours was another of result of one of my blog surfs.

    I think our blog friendship has been one of the few that has move on to a different level, in that we're FB friends as well. :D

  11. This seems to have been another "Yay I'm alive!" moment of your life-

    I truelly appreciate getting to read your blog stuff too! It is an enriching experience. I fear however, that I can no longer be alive with out an online connection...

    ...To think of all the folks I'd have never even heard of!

  12. Snaggle: Not so much a "Yay I'm alive!" moment that more of a simple appreciation that people like for me not only for what I say but for who I am as well.

    Always had problems in making friends and then believing what positive remarks those friends would say about me and to me.

  13. This content is really very infomative. Parents should be attentive towards their child's educational development for the sake of it in home tutoring is good option.

  14. Anon: Thanks for stopping by.

    Home tutoring nowadays usually involves scenarios such as what was posted. Not to that extreme, but basically due to the child getting expelled/suspended from school.


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