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Happy Birthday, Dan! Blessings on your day.
Sorry it took so long to respond. I will be on the lookout for your posts. It's great to make another friend!
Dan, I'm not quite sure if or where we've encountered one another, but I ended up on the list of repipients of your Christmas greetings--and I am grateful that I did! The "Beatitudes" according to your old pastor is truly a keeper! Very rich and inspirational! I went to your profile here and found the quote listed from Benedict of Nursia, I believe. Also a great message! (He'd have made a great Buddhist with that kind of detachment) :o)
Always grateful to run into other Progressive Christians! Be well. Bob
That is an awesome profile, one that is informative and complete and very interesting.
I appreciate it and your comments here on Beliefnet.
You'd take the Banff gondola up the side of mountain to a look out with visitor's centre that gives an amazing view of the valley and peaks. It is breathtaking (and not just because of the altitude!) and pretty much everyone does it. The City of Banff is a kitchy tourist trap with godawful moose t-shirts, mountie dolls and drunken college kids but once you get out of town it is amazing.
You know, I have an acquaintance in Québec city who has two twin sons and they went to Banff on vacation together. Edwina (the mother) has a photo of them there hanging on the wall of her kitchen and I would swear that they are set against exactly the same backdrop as your photo. Is that just a common place to stop in the mountains and take a picture? If so, I could see why; the scenery is gorgeous. I am sure that it must have been a fun trip.
Great to hear from you. I am still exploring myself. You can test anytime!
Hope all is well. I didn't have anything particular to say. I'm just testing out this new set up.
It was in a New York Times interview during one of his visits late last year. It was just too precious to pass up.