"Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a scripture; nor upon surmise; nor upon an axiom; nor upon specious reasoning; nor upon a bias towards a notion that has been pondered over; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration that this monk is our teacher."  -  The Buddha, from the Kalama Sutta.

rdewald

I am a hospice nurse, a health data analyst, a computer geek, a Linux evangelist, a native Texan, a New Yorker, a Nipponophile, a guitarist, a photographer, a cook, a buddha-dharma student, a web designer, a NCAA men's college basketball fan, a wine geek, a writer, a slow food advocate, a bariatric surgery patient, and an educator.  There are probably additional self-congratulatory adjectives I could use to influence your concept of who I am, but why add to the confusion?

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