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    I'm a water guy.  I work for a municipal water utility.  When I was a child, something steered towards work in the environmental field because I saw how important it is to survival.  I deviated along the way, but ended up here in the original intent and I've got 22 years invested in it.  I've been very fortunate, I guess, in the right-livelihood sense.
    I've also always been a Bhuddist, but I didn't recognize it until I was in my 20's; and I started a more intentional and consistent practice only about 5 years ago.
    The only people who know about this is whoever reads these words I write now, yet I'm still anonymous.  No one I encounter regularly in meat space knows this about me.
    Thanks for an enlightening post and the opportunity for this brief sangha (if I'm using that word correctly).

    Well, I guess I don't know what you mean by "equal justice under the law." - Bushy McSpokesperson

    by gatorcog on Thu May 26, 2011 at 07:59:01 AM PDT

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      Water is something I find we take so much for granted here in the US (at least here in the northeastern US, where over the past decade we've gone from having plenty of water to having more water than we want, as the new climates settle in).

      But welcome!  I tend to use the word Sangha very broadly and flexibly, so I'd be happy to call you part of this little online Sangha.

      I've been posting this feature weekly for several months on the Daily Kos satellite website Street Prophets.  For a variety of reasons we are making our presence here as well, so I'm crossposting this feature here, and have been pleasantly surprised so far with the response.

      I try to write the text aimed for non-Buddhists who are interested in understanding Buddhism and Buddhists better, but I am always happy to see fellow Buddhists here (and Buddhist-inspired practitioners, of whom there are a surprising amount).

      It's good to be alone if that's how you seem to work best, but if you'd prefer to find others, work with a Sangha in "meat space", there are others.  I gather from your handle and a quick skim of your comments that you're in Florida.  You might want to explore the Buddhist Center List from The Ocean.

      And you are always welcome here, to just lurk, say hi, share questions, observations, concerns, and corrections when I appear to be mistaken.

      •  Thank you for your kind reply (1+ / 0-)
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        and thanks for the link to the Florida site.  I'm in the Tampa area and I've looked briefly at the local Sangha possibilities for me, but I haven't made the effort to make the time to actually participate.  I should make that change though.  My disorganized mess of books on various subjects in Buddhism are no excuse for a substitute.
        I will continue to keep up with this particular Dkos community though and I'll also look into Street Prophets; the interaction is all good.
        Thanks again -

        Well, I guess I don't know what you mean by "equal justice under the law." - Bushy McSpokesperson

        by gatorcog on Thu May 26, 2011 at 09:37:36 AM PDT

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