Chuck Leavell and Alexandra Cousteau Host An Earth Day Eve Cocktail Party

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Dear Friends,

I went with a friend to hear a talk given by Alexandra Cousteau last night, granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau, whom she said taught her to scuba dive at age seven.  Alexandra is an environmentalist and is most interested in protecting the water on the planet.  There is much to do…
Alexandra Cousteau

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Photos of the Day
February 9, 2011

Ballet dancers with the Paris Opera Ballet perform one-act ballets during a dress rehearsal at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

A gondolier rows his gondola across the Grand Canal in the fog in Venice. A new national law intended to get rid of old, out-of-date provisions that have been on the books since Italy was a monarchy also transferred ownership of the canal from the city to the national government.
Manuel Silvestri/Reuters

A Cambodian Buddhist monk walks toward the Cambodia’s 11th century Hindu Preah Vihear temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Preah Vihear province, about 152 miles north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Thailand accused Cambodia of refusing to negotiate to resolve a border dispute that led to the fourth straight day of fierce clashes Monday. Phnom Penh said that only UN peacekeepers can stop the fighting near the 11th century temple.
Heng Sinith/AP

Have a wonderful evening everyone.

Be magnificent!

If you wish to free yourself from suffering, you must free yourself from pleasure,
and not free yourself from suffering.  Suffering is a reaction.
If you wish to release yourself from suffering,
you must first of all release yourself from pleasure.
Then the suffering will disappear.
-Swami Prajnanpad,1891-1974

As ever,