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Dying is Absolutely Safe

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:56:18 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

Ram Dass - Wow!

I have a friend named, Emmanuel. Some of you have met him through his books. He is a spook, a being of Light that has dropped his body. Emmanuel shares a lot of great wisdom. He is like an uncle to me. I once said to him, Emmanuel, I often deal with the fear of death in this culture. What should I tell people about dying? And Emmanuel said, Tell them its absolutely SAFE! He said, Its like taking off a tight shoe.

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Victoria's Benefit Concert Bash

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:10:42 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

My daughter has been suffering with Lyme Disease and tick-borne parasites for almost four years now. Her condition has improved, but she is still unable to be physically or mentally active for more than a few hours a day. Paying for her medical care, even with lots of help from insurance, has drained my savings. So my son, Christopher, has organized a benefit concert and feast. It's this coming Saturday, January 12, 2013. Details at benefit2013.nfshost.com, and on its Facebook event page.

We are soliciting donations, at the event if you can make it, or via Chipin (widget below requires Flash) or a check in the mail if not (see other pages for who to pay and where to mail).

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Mountain Man

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:05:13 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

When I restarted my meditation practice in June, I decided to let the whiskers grow, as an outer symbol of my inner change. And grow they did. Some people greet me now as "Mountain Man". Heh.

Mountain Man

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Quote

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 06 Oct 2012 02:25:04 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell.

Spirituality is for those who have already been there.

-- Vine Deloria, Sioux

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What a Fortune!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:11:07 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

I ate dinner last night at the PF Changs in the Colonie Center Mall (near Albany, NY). Here's my fortune:

Fortune Cookie

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David Grover at the Bandstand

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 25 Aug 2012 08:37:55 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

Two weeks back, on a Friday night, I went to a Linda Worster gig at the Great Barrington bandstand. David Grover showed up, played some tunes with Linda, and talked for over half an hour afterwards. I learned that for over 20 years, he's been doing a show every summer Saturday morning at that bandstand. So I showed up the next morning, on my new scooter, and went home with an Official David Grover Beanie Cap (pictured below with my scooter in the background). I went again last Saturday, and took the photos below. I plan to go today, for the last show of the summer. Hey, I'm just a big kid.

Click on the top photo for a higher-resolution version.

David Grover and Band
Official David Grover Beanie Cap

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Subwoofer!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 25 Aug 2012 08:25:04 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

I received yesterday from Amazon a Klipsch KW-100 Subwoofer. Nice to have bass I can feel in my bones.

Subwoofer installed

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Sunset on Onota Lake

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:28:16 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

Took this last Wednesday, August 8, during a concert by the Rev Tor Band. Pink and turquoise was, as usual, much more impressive live. Click for high-res version (1200x900, 176K).

Sunset on Onota Lake

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Samsara

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:40:01 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

Samsara, a visual and musical journey through the beauty and wonder of life on Earth, begins playing in select theaters on August 24. Filmed entirely in 70mm. Described by Indiewire as, "Visually breathtaking. Unlike anything you will ever see." Trailer, link to pre-order the soundtrack from Amazon, and list of screenings at the link.

This is a film that MUST be seen on the big screen. Closest performances to me are New York City on August 24 and Boston on September 7.

Samsara, The Musical Journey is a vimeo documentary about the making of the music for the movie.

Samsara

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2013 Honda PCX 150

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:11:41 GMT  <== Products ==> 

My excitement about The Auto Moto, and the letdown on realizing that it was made in China, caused me to investigate an upgrade for my 1996 Honda CH80 Elite. Today, I started the process of purchasing a 2013 Honda PCX 150. Should be able to pick it up tomorrow, assuming Honda likes my credit. Yay!

Picked it up the day after I made this post. Lots of photos at billstclair.com/pcx.

2013 Honda PCX 150

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