I also received a postcard from my sisters today. I mentioned before that I got their age wrong on the birthday card. Ugh. I really did think I was still a year younger than I am, which would have meant that they were turning 6. While I am clearly old, forgetful and preoccupied with dubious things, my sisters are obviously intelligent, thoughtful, and creative--they even say hello to Lester:
Here's a report from Post Moot. More pictures (not scans, so they're a bit blurry) are up at flickr.
I met Mettanando Bhikkhu today, and found him personable, intelligent, and, well, impressive. He was visiting my boss for a few days and lead a noon mediation in which I participated. I'm not in the habit of meditating with my coworkers, but found it did help me relax and focus. I couldn't feel my hands or legs at all at the end of the mediation. They weren't asleep or numb, I just felt like I was floating. Yes, I did just write that.