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Happy birthday Ben!

Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 10, 2009 12:53 am

Greetings Ben,

Have a happy birthday with your family!

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Retro. :)
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Happy birthday Ben!

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Happy Birthday Buddy!

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May you get a .

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Happy Birthday, Ben!
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Postby zavk » Sun May 10, 2009 5:15 am

Yeah, have a good one Ben!
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Happy birthday Ben :)

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Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 10, 2009 9:15 am

Happy Birthday Ben


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Postby genkaku » Sun May 10, 2009 10:18 am

I hope it is/was a wonderful day!

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Postby Fede » Sun May 10, 2009 11:17 am

Man the smell of weed and vodka....... next door, is overwhelming, so I thought I'd come here instead!!!

Happy birthday Ben,

Much love and affection, as always!!
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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby Ben » Sun May 10, 2009 12:00 pm

Thank you all for your wonderful wishes and birthday wishes.
You really are the best, and I feel greatly honored ,and indeed humbled, to have you as my companions on the path.
Anyway, i thought i would share some photos of my birthday today, and a couple of other recent photos of our life here.

Chris
That photo of the party-going greyhound is a spitting image of our beloved departed Blaze!

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Me at Paringa Archery Club last saturday.

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Quinn, last weekend at quarter-time. They got smashed!

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This morning at Cateract Gorge, the suspension bridge in the background.

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Quinn and Darcy on the rocks.

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Freya, visiting from the mainland.

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Ben and my lovely wife, Kylie

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Darcy, future rock-star.
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby appicchato » Sun May 10, 2009 1:39 pm

He's a lefty!...and not alone...

Great photos Ben...beautiful family, and a dyno locale...you've done something right... :smile:

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Postby David N. Snyder » Sun May 10, 2009 4:49 pm

Beautiful family! Thanks for the photos! Glad you enjoyed your birthday!!!
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Re: Happy birthday Ben!

Postby Stiphan » Sun May 10, 2009 5:06 pm

Happy Birthday Ben!


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