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Bob Vilt, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Austin

Mello and Fred say goodbye

It’s difficult to consider this to be my last column for the Herald. I worry some about Mello and Fred not finding their names in ... Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, January 12, 2013 4:31 pm

Austin

Christmas closes for another year

“One lives all one’s life under constant tension until it is time to go.” Albert Einstein Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, December 29, 2012 5:10 pm

Austin

What is the enemy and what was our role?

I sat there, one of 12 soldiers taking an International Relations course offered at Schofield Barracks. Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, December 22, 2012 4:28 pm

Austin

It was Mello, with the grinder, on the couch

“The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously ... Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, December 15, 2012 4:10 pm

Austin

Refocusing energy on pressing issues

A cat licking herself solves most of the problems of infection: We wash too much and finally it kills us.  WCW Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, December 8, 2012 5:15 pm

Austin

Winter time with the dogs

“Schools can be the place where children learn to think critically, cooperate, and develop into insightful, creative, compassionate, and wise citizens able to participate in ... Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, December 1, 2012 4:40 pm

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School days: Comparing then and now

I’m still interested in education except now I believe it’s too complex, at least for me. Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, November 24, 2012 4:34 pm

Austin

Words from a friend

David Toresdahl graduated from Austin High School sometime in the late 50s, a few years ahead of our class during Ray Wescott’s reign. I always ... Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, November 17, 2012 6:25 pm

Austin

Confronting the dark of the world around us

“A monk asked his teacher, ‘What is my self?’ The teacher answered, ‘There is something deeply hidden within your self, and you must become acquainted ... Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, November 10, 2012 5:30 pm

Austin

Craving attention and long walks

“People have a way of telling you what they think you wanna hear — anytime I don’t know something and I ask somebody, I usually ... Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, November 3, 2012 6:02 pm

Austin

The ballad of green hair, remaking myself

“Life is a continual process of remaking ourselves”    — Albert Camus, French novelist Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, October 27, 2012 4:46 pm

Austin

Spending some time with the family pets

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. “Edmund Burke Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:39 pm

Austin

“There is no way to conceptualize truth.” — Dainin Katagiri

“There is no way to conceptualize truth.” — Dainin Katagiri Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, October 13, 2012 4:27 pm

Austin

A beautiful day and things to keep you busy

“An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thence forward, have at least one place in the world in which it is ... Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, October 6, 2012 4:16 pm

Austin

Keeping busy in retirement

“Apre’s nous le de’luge” is the principle of a man who is related to no order but that of his own benefit. It is the ... Read more

by Bob Vilt, Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:21 pm

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