approaches to religion At the risk of being boringly consistent in my appreciation-- thanks for this, David. My forays into the seemingly expanding world of Buddhist blogs has ranged wider of late; the choices are wider and better than they had been. There seem to be a great many sane, considered, and informed practitioners who've begun writing. This is a wonderful thing! Nonetheless, from my point of view, you're one of the ones who set the standard for clarity, engagement, wide-ranging exploration, and forthrightness.