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Dear fellow Hubbers, Eric Style

A life long pursuit and the results. Doctorates and experience sometimes do not mean much. Just listening is my expertise.


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Crazy time isn’t it. With holidays fast approaching and still this COVID problem. Who knows about politics? Not really my bag of tricks. But I do like a good legal battle. These ones are very interesting. Of course there are glitches and some folks getting over zealous for their team. But the interesting one is “Equal Protection Under the Law”. How come Amy gets to vote mail in without verification but Sammy has to vote in person with identification? How come Billy got a ballot mailed to him without requesting it but Silvia had to request one first? Something is fundamentally wrong with that. I got no clue how it will work out But I could go on and on about it. Well now that brings us to the point of my fellow hubbers.

I have no idea how HP will work things out. It is a crazy time isn’t it. So it is that I write this unsubstantial hub. I want to see if I can work around the no comments and loosing contact with friends. All my featured articles get snagged into a new world of discovery. I still have not seen enough or heard/read enough to form either a love or hate relationship with the change. I here that it is good for making money and that is cool as some people here rely on the income from here, no matter the size. And I think that it may give them more money?

So my theory is this. Write an article that will not be featured. (yes this may hurt your score, not mine;-) It will not be snagged and tagged and so we can comment on it to our heart’s content. Of course it should have some quality in writing and an interesting subject. Short poems may be good or maybe like this one. An old style family Christmas card like the ones we put up on the fridge with a picture of the whole family. Mine of course will just have a picture of Gabe from the past. And for sure a song.




Happy Holidays

Now my oldest lives in DC and is happy elections are over as she is a political operative. We will get to see her during the Holidays, Yipee!

My elder boy is happy as a clam with a new puppy and wonderful gal. He now has some land to grow on and take care of. He lived in San Francisco for too long. Not really a city boy. He is a live performer so the shut down is a real bummer. But during early quarantine we got to spend time in the woods together, with nature abounding.

My youngest daughter also has a new puppy for the Holidays. Our family is growing! She resides with good acreeadge and has a fine green house for the winter up in Northern Oregon. Her beau of many years can do all his work remotely so that is cool.

My youngest, Gabe, still lives with us at home though he talks about when he will move out or if ever. I reckon that is all fine for a ten, almost 11 year old. He has 3 adult siblings, 10 aunties and uncles and several cousins of age. Our home will begin to look like a department store just for a child.

My wife and I thrive. Great health and enjoying the time together. Enjoying our space apart J I teeter on the brink of good health so I wake up in the morning with one eye just grateful for a brand new day in which to get in trouble with the boy. My wife lost her job for good, but she has part time which she likes and is gearing up as a Sr. Tax Preparer, remotely.

Oh I can’t go on. I will have too many words to stay under the radar. Have a great season of cheer and family.


Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 16, 2020:

Thanks Rodric kids are the best during the holidays, such hope and love.

I will try the feed.

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on November 14, 2020:

Great article Eric. I think I have figured out how to comment after we go to Discovery. We have to post in the feed like I am doing right now. I might hub about it, but I am leaving it open so others who are more HP savvy to do it first.

Your family seems like a great bunch. It reminds me of my family except that all my kids are still home. Your little one should be getting a kid's department store! He is the only one at home with all those aunties and older siblings! Don't spoil him, but shower him with stuff! My youngest is 10 also. She is the focus of every adult at Christmas.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 14, 2020:

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Wow there is something strange here. My views just tripled in one day of being "discover".

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 13, 2020:

To respond to you Peggy I went to "author's view" perhaps this goes through. They put it in "Discovery" before even scoring it. I got no clue how they are doing this. They are leaving some of my featured ones and un-featuring others. I used to have over fifty featured. Now they are dwindling.

If they have an algorithm for this I would love to see it.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 13, 2020:

Hi Eric,

If a post is not featured, won't it eventually be on HubPages where it will not be seen by anyone? Right now, I think that the only way to make comments are if they are caught early enough before they head on over to one of the sites.

I simply wish that they would allow comments on all of our sites. Oh well, at least I got to wish you post-election and early holiday greetings! Wishing you some good fishing weather and luck!

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 13, 2020:

Thanks Pamela, I hope this works. It sure would be nice to keep in touch here.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 13, 2020:

Ann we really are doing great. We basically do not do stress during Holidays. We will miss a few Holiday parties -- but we look on the bright side - no fuss no muss. Probably Zoomified gatherings - that is cool.

Thanks for commenting, let us see if this will work. Cross your fingers.


Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 13, 2020:

Manatita I think we will head to the pond tomorrow. Maybe we will get lucky by either catching or not catching some fish.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 13, 2020:

Bill let us try and see if the hp gods laugh or get ticked off. Heck it might help them.

I know it is strange but down here in the desert it is pruning time. Much to do.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 13, 2020:

I think it is nice to know you will get comments, Eric. I don't want to lose touch with all the Hubbers I have come to consider as friends. Even though most of us will never meet in person, we have become friends over the last decade.

I thought of you this morning as I was reading 1 John 3 where it talks about love. That is always you message, which I appreciate. I hope you enjoy the holidays with your wonderful family.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 13, 2020:

Brilliant, Eric! Just pleased that you are well and enjoying life. And I managed to get here quickly!


manatita44 from london on November 13, 2020:

Happy Elections in order, I trust. Forgive me if it ain't. So much on the world stage and hard to keep up. Glad your wife has at least some income coming in.

I think Doc Watson's got it right, Bro. Check out for a while. Go fishing! Lol.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 13, 2020:

This may be the solution, my friend, but to play it safe, I got on here as quickly as possible for this old man. Well done, at least for now. Let's see if your trick works. If so, I'll have to mess with their heads as well.

Catch you down the road, buddy! I've got dogs to walk.

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