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June 29, 2009


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Congrats on the first year. I've noticed similar things in terms of commitment and practice for myself in the past three months of blogging.



Hey nonny nonny! Happy Anniversary!


Interesting. Posted this before reading your blog today:

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage; and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." -- Macbeth


Leaf Dharma

Blogging can become really addictive. Ive found it's hard to stop looking for material for my blog. Your blog is still one of the better Buddhist blogs out there, keep it up!


Barry Briggs

Thanks for the congrats, Nathan. We'll see how it is after another year!

Nonny nonny to you, too, Alice!

Hi Glenda, great synchronicity!

Thank you, Leaf Dharma, for your cautionary and encouraging words!


Congratulations, Barry and thank you for your wise attitude and teachings. Your realistic and sincere attitude has been really inspiring and helpful.

Shakespeare's language is so funny that I can't read it without acting in a Victorian way. And it's getting even funnier if I read 'em loudly. I should get a wig or something. Sigh no more, oh, sigh no more! (Shakespeare is cool, it's like Victorian hip hop).

All the best, Dharmabro.

Barry Briggs

Thank you for your kind words, Uku!

Marie Drennan

I just discovered your blog, and I'm really glad you (re)posted this -- I admire the range of things out there in the world that you find to draw on in your practice. Very intriguing and refreshing. Thank you!

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