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August 02, 2012


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Eric Miller

I have been reading this blog for a couple of years now and always enjoy/learn something almost every day.
Recently diagnosed with cancer, I am about to start down a path many before me have walked. Sadly when you step up to this particular starting line, the fact that many others have gone before doesn't seem to matter much, at least to me. My teacher has encouraged me to face every moment with a "don't know" mind which is in fact great advice. I read your post this morning and the line "Real, but not true" almost jumped off the page.
Many thanks

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