Thank you for an extraordinary first ten days here. I will be leaving for California on August 18th, to teach at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, but I look forward to coming back on September 1st and my first September service with you on September 13th. I will be taking the California Zephyr train from Glenwood Springs to San Francisco, as part of my commitment to minimizing my effect on climate change (and besides, I love riding the train). I am reachable by phone or email [email protected]) for most of the trip, except between August 24th and August 28th, when I will be deep in the Los Padres Wilderness at Tassajara, far from phone or email contact. Have a wonderful late summer time in your beautiful valley, full of afternoon thunderstorms, rainbows and flowers. See you soon.