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Sunday, September 18, 2011

  Welcoming my father to the blogosphere

Ron Taht, my dad, is finally, blogging! My mom and I have been encouraging him for years to stop wasting his time with letters to the editor, which would - whenever published - always get published, truncated, with salient points removed.

A few months back I showed him how to use blogspot and finally - after a few false starts, he started generating some good stuff, at lengths more suitable to what he has to say.

I'd delighted to see him finally getting his full say - and while my dad and I don't see eye to eye on many things, he instilled in me a great love of debate, that I didn't exactly appreciate when I was younger, while I seeking moral guidance rather than debate. Back then, he'd always pick the opposite side of whatever I was thinking about, no matter what he actually thought, just to sharpen my wits (and leave me confused about, well, just about everything)

Now, after finishing his career as a prosecutor, lawyer, and judge, he speaks with conviction, about what he really thinks, and *I'm* the one that automatically picks the opposing side when discussing anything with him!

I'm very glad he's finally writing his stuff down, and speaking his true thoughts from his heart and mind.

He has tons of entertaining stories that I'd like him to blog about, too - fishing tales, golf stories, multiple episodes in court both tragic and funny, hysterical funny scenes from housing sales, and scary stuff from his prosecutor days...

But, as he's not much of a typist (as yet), he's primary writing about the issues that concern him now, deeply, about the current problems and future of America... and I find myself agreeing with him far more often than I'd like (or am willing to admit, while debating with him)

I hope for a big welcome from the blogosphere it's newest 75 year old member at ronsravings.blogspot.com, my dad, Ron Täht. Comments and criticism of what he's writing about will be deeply appreciated.
 
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