Monday, September 25, 2023
#268 / No Dads?
Below, you can see the "Daily Dig" for September 13, 2023. These "Daily Digs" are provided by Plough, which advertises itself as "an award-winning international magazine of stories, ideas, and culture that appears weekly online and quarterly in print." Plough promises that it "asks the big questions: How can we live well together, and what gives life meaning and purpose in a complex world?"
The "Daily Dig" I have included in this blog posing suggests that our "Dads" may have had some good ideas, and may have provided us with some helpful guidance. We shouldn't discard their ideas just because they are "old." The "Been There; Done That" approach to life may not always be the best. "Moving on" doesn't always mean doing things better.
Above, I have pictured my own father, Philips B. Patton, whose birthday is today (though he is no longer around for the cake and the celebration). My Dad would be 109 years old today, if he were still alive.
I have named my father as one of my "Five Guys," along with Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bob Dylan, and Jesus. Click right here to read a little bit more about my Dad.
He was a pretty great guy!
(1) - Gary A. Patton, personal photo
(2) - https://www.plough.com/en/subscriptions/daily-dig/odd/september/daily-dig-for-september-13