Ben’s Alma Mater

November 6, 2009

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“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” –Helen Keller


November 6, 2009


“The essence of love and compassion is understanding, the ability to recognize the physical, material, and psychological suffering of others, to put ourselves "inside the skin" of the other.  We "go inside" their body, feelings, and mental formations, and witness for ourselves their suffering.  Shallow observation as an outsider is not enough to see their suffering.  We must become one with the subject of our observation.  When we are in contact with another’s suffering, a feeling of compassion is born in us. Compassion means, literally, "to suffer with."   —Thich Nhat Hanh

Sally’s Ribbons

November 6, 2009

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“Only when it is a duty to love, only then is love eternally and happily secured against despair.”

The George & Dragon

November 6, 2009

(A night Tucker should have been with us)

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“We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.”   –Thich Nhat Hanh

Vintage John Deere

November 5, 2009

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“People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?”  –Thich Nhat Hanh

The Riding Lesson

November 4, 2009

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The Other Photographer

November 3, 2009

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Junior’s Swim

November 3, 2009

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Pringle (For Margie)

November 2, 2009

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November 2, 2009

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