“The fondest wish and deepest hope of many is that their lives and legacies will outlive them. Most men in thrall to this fixation sire children at least in part to seed the earth with offspring that will keep their line and their memory alive long after they’ve shuffled off this mortal coil.” So penned creator Pennel Bird in a single of the 137 articles he wrote for LibertyNation.com. A gifted creator and deep thinker, Pennel graced the digital pages of LN from Jan. 28, 2020, till his dying on Aug. 23, 2021.
Pennel’s use of the keyboard made him a extremely regarded creator. It’s not typically one sees a author on the web quoting Percy Bysshe Shelley nowadays. But Pennel had an abiding love for nice literature. He wrote music, performs, and even an animated tv comedy/drama in his spare time. His inventive thoughts was all the time at work.
Liberty Nation Editor Connie Pollock acknowledged the brilliance of Pennel’s writing early on. “Pennel Bird was a serious thinker and a lover of words. His language soared, and he took his readers along for the ride, tilting the prism slightly on any topic he examined so that we could learn and understand in new and colorful ways. Often using the leaven of humor, he charmed us, but he was never too prideful to take direction.”
“But the hero’s fatal flaw,” opined Pennel, “is always hubris – thinking too grandly about oneself and believing one’s own power is greater than it is.” In his distinctive means, Pennel embraced and unleashed the ability of the pen, a surprising instance of what it means to like and lust after the written phrase. Yet his mental prowess by no means appeared to daybreak on him; he was self-effacing, all the time giving credit score to others.
National Correspondent Sarah Cowgill was notably near the author we mercilessly teased as Birdman:
“Pennel came into my life illuminating the casualness of humility through sage words that belied his youthful appearance. I instantly adored my newest ‘little brother’ and spent time being entertained, educated, and intrigued to know more about my friend. He once relayed, ‘My mom always repeated the quote, “The greatest sin is to be boring.”’ And he by no means was. Always humble, desirous to study extra about every one, with a phrase of encouragement or comfort.”
A Life Well Lived
Despite his inventive intelligence, Pennel’s writing all the time performed second fiddle to his household. His two sons had been enormously adored, as was his spouse, whom he known as somebody with a “heart of gold” and a structure “made of steel.” In speaking with this vivid creator by way of our edit platform, Pennel as soon as spoke about his late father. Bemused by the reminiscence, he mirrored, “[He was] larger than life, a staunch conservative who loved nothing better than baiting liberals — and dropping a bon mot like ‘What do you think about abortion?’ at the table to hear us all go at it. His credo? [It] doesn’t matter what your opinion is — just have one. He’s why I don’t take dissenting views personally. I would argue with him from my left-leaning youth, and he would listen and then say, ‘You did a fine job. I just know more than you do.’ And then proceed to demolish my argument! I got lucky. So many kids didn’t.”
It’s solely becoming to provide Pennel the concluding quote in an article that hardly scratches the floor of a person so deep and wealthy.
“Shelley’s incomparable poem Ozymandias is a pithy and devastating meditation on the transience of power and the ultimate fate awaiting us all – paupers and princes alike. We are all rendered to dust in the end, and what remains of the lives we’ve lived may warrant no mention whatsoever, a line in a local newspaper – or maybe the subject of weighty tomes for centuries afterward.”
Knowing Pennel Bird, he doubtless would chuckle on the thought of a weighty tome written about him, however certainly his was one of the few whose life warrants far more than only one line. He is survived by his spouse Michelle and two boys, Wyatt and Cal.
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