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The Craftsman's Path #28: The loss of a teacher

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Blog entry by Mark Mazzo posted 2341 days ago 781 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sometimes the best teachers are not who you might imagine they would be and sometimes the best lessens are the hardest to learn. I recently experienced the loss of the best teacher I have ever had. I’d be honored if you’d like to read my thoughts on the subject. The post about it is on my blog. Thanks for reading.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com



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Dorje

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#1 posted 2341 days ago

Mark – thank you for sharing your words – your expression is quite a gift to your father and those around you.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2341 days ago

A great tribute to fathers everywhere. Thanks Mark.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2341 days ago

Mark,

You have my condolences on the loss of your father.

I think that many of us share parallel stories about our fathers/grandfathers or other influential male members in our families who have had an immeasurable influence on our lives. Your story speaks volumes for the rest of us as well.

Thank you.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2341 days ago

a beautiful tribute.
I’m sorry about your loss…... my dad died in ‘82 and still have that empty spot in my heart

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Mark Mazzo

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#5 posted 2341 days ago

Dorje, Dennis, Scott and MsDebbie:

Thanks for your kind words.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2340 days ago

A wonderful tribute to your father. It sounds like you not only admired and loved him very much, but you lost a great mentor and friend. You have his memory and all the wonderful gifts he left you in the way of appreciation and education of woodworking, but also learning to live life on lifes terms. That doesn’t come easy too most people. God Bless. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Mark Mazzo

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#7 posted 2339 days ago

Mike,

Thanks for your nice comments.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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Robb

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#8 posted 2338 days ago

Mark, I’m sorry to hear about losing your father. It sounds like he lives on in you, through the lessons you’ve learned.

-- Robb

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PanamaJack

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#9 posted 2338 days ago

Mighty nice words about a wonderful teacher you had. You were indeed blessed. Always keep those memories alive within you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Max

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#10 posted 2338 days ago

Mark,

Your words ring very true indeed. You, like me, was blessed with a great teacher. I offer you my deepest heart felt condolences. I too just lost my greatest teacher, My Farther, two months ago at age 89 and have a big void within my heart as I am sure you do yours. Their memories will be with us forever..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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