On Dec 29, 2013, at 5:25 PM, "Pat Stacy" <pstacy@...
> I tried to die in 2012 from a pulmonary embolism, but wasn’t successful.
Eventually, bet you'd succeed. I hope for more writing from you before you drop your name, but that's my selfish desire.
> 2013 has been fine.
I spent much of it on my land in VT, where I did so many of my posts to UZendo in the nineties. It was refreshing and wholesome, and energizing, I hope, to see if I can build something there that can stand the winter, with little money.
> Have survived Christmas nicely and am now present in the present.
That does it quite nicely. I learned that my Berkeley girl friend, met in 1969, died. The sweet lady passed easily, her daughter said. I'm glad of that, but that much more mindful of Ol' Mister Rattle-bones shakin' his scythe out the window.
This month, I was also fortunate to be in intimate teaching conversation with two great teachers from the Dharma Drum lineage, Žarko Andričević and Guogu, doing a retreat with one and chauffeuring the other a couple of hours. Therefore, there seems to be more there there in my here-and-now.
> It’s good to know you guys are still out there.