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October 26, 2009

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alan faulkner

Thanks for that. I'll be turning sixty in December. Looking back at forty from this place, I remember a guy who was still slamming doors, trying to prove he was thirty. I like Ben's thoughts here but I would give that forty year old some grace for several more years. But it could be it just took me longer...anyway...very nice...
You can find me bigour.blogspot.com

Barry Briggs

Hi Alan, Thanks for your message! I turned 63 a few days ago - and still slam lots of doors - through my attachment to certainty and my failure to listen.

Thank you also for pointing me to your blog. I'll link to it off of my sites.

Best wishes,
Barry

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