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Patty Giffin
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Tears for Florida, Shame for the cowardice of our leaders  (Joe Riley, Panhala) To subscribe to Panhala, send a blank email to  Panhala-subscribe@yahoogroups. com     The Well of Grief Those who will not slip beneath  the still surface on the well of grief ...
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An election commentator last night talked about walking into the abyss.  We do that every day.  Impermanence is our guide.  Attachment and aversion are our teachers.  Our aspiration is to keep opening our heart in compassion to the suffering -- of ourselves...
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 Almost succeeded in negotiating myself out of
meditating this morning.   T here was a spot of sun in the midst of cold showers predicted for most of   the day, the rest of the narcissus and crocus
bulbs to plant.     "Mindfulness of planting
bulbs,"  I tol...
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Summertime
Summertime and the living is easy...really? I was walking in the garden this morning looking at the white spot fungus on the kale plants and knowing I will have to pull out all the infected plants.  That loss is minor as I remember stories my clients have t...
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An unusually strong cold front is coming this way.  Temperatures below 20 degrees are predicted, brrrr!  The winds have already begun to tear off the last of the crimson maple leaves and send the golden larch needles spinning in the twilight sky.  Autumn la...
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Barre Retreat, part 1
  The first two weeks
of March this year I went on a silent retreat at Insight Meditation Society
(IMS) in Barre, Mass.   Not my typical
vacation to sunny Mexico or sea kayaking in Canada or skiing in Utah powder;
this was a drop into doing nothing.   Reall...
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To love is to listen
  So many legends about how St. Valentine got hooked up with lovers, the one I like best being that he "secretly married couples so that the husbands wouldn’t have to go to war." (Wikipedia)  Regardless, the wonderful result has been the celebration of love...
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