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Posts by Paul T. Oyler

The Day That Changed Everything

Photo of my dad, brother, and me from 1966. We were each dress ed in coats and ties; I was about 6 and my brother would have been 3 or 4.

I wrote the original version of this post on August 18, 2015. I am updating it here because this is an extremely major part of the Life and Times of Paul Timmy and it needed to be in this journal. August 18, 1973. My first day of being a teenager. Last night I got to…

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On Being Interviewed on the Hallway Chats Podcast

Photo of me, Paul Oyler, along side the title of this blog - "The Curious Life and Times of Paul Timmy".

I recently had the honor of being interviewed for the Hallways Chats podcast. It was fun talking with Tara and Liam, but I didn’t feel especially good about it afterward. I felt that I kind of stumbled around a bit and I was pretty sure I had said a couple of things wrong. Most importantly to me, I felt like there were a couple of times that I basically apologized for being a Christian and a follower of Jesus.

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Recap of My Weekend at WordCamp Kent 2019

Graphic banner for WordCamp Kent, designed by Sarah Yoder Designs.

I build and manage websites for small businesses, churches, ministries, a race car team, an author, and a college professor. The software that I use is called WordPress. I’ve been using WordPress since it was first released in 2003 and it has grown to the point that now, roughly 1/3 of all websites on the…

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Best Laid Plans

Photo of the phrase, "What Comes After Plan B?" written on a board with a faded picture of a man in a suit coat in the background.

A funny thing about plans, they never seem to work the way they were supposed to. How often have you thought, “Today I am going to get THIS JOB accomplished.” Then a child gets sick, the phone rings, your spouse yells from the bathroom that you forgot to buy toilet paper, so off you go…

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Hopefully It Was a Farewell Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd

I think I have reached that point in life where being in the middle of 25,000 falling-down drunk rednecks listen to an even drunker has-been country singer cuss and spit on himself while trying to convince the audience that he is still cool and relevant is not so much fun any more.

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Why Can’t We Agree To Disagree Any More?

The other day I was on Twitter and was just overwhelmed by all the discord, hatred, and lack of logic. So I just started tweeting some thoughts. I’ve put them together in this post. I honestly can not figure out why any free speech demands only seem to apply to the party calling for free…

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