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July 17, 2014


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Jordan Singer

Thanks for keeping this blog going through all its permutations, Barry. Happy Anniversary! You know, the post I remember most was when you said something about alcohol consumption and buddhism and...before long things got a little hot! That was a great lesson. Even among 99% like-minded practitioners, we're willing to mix it up over the 1%!

Barry Briggs

Oh, I remember that exchange also, Jordan.

Few of us see how much we like to fight. And, when a person likes to fight, they'll find something to fight about.

jill i

Congrats on reaching six years...you inspired me, and just about two months later debuted Pacific Northwest Seasons. I come here for inspiration and wisdom and just because. Thank you.

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