Brit was at Tassajara early on. I mainly associate him with Berkeley. He is a frequent contributor to cuke posts informing us about someone's passing or a neat article, in the background with comments such as this when I'd post about Dennis Jumpo Kelly's bio:
I remember Denis Junpo when we were at ZMC [Tassajara] one summer, and I enjoyed talking to him. His beautiful girlfriend dropped a $500 bill in the donation box on the sly. [69 was the year the US 500 dollar bill was discontinued]
received Jan. 3, 2017
The Woodcutter’s View
early morning warmth spreads the thud and whack of my axe
marking the village hours like a temple bell.
stopping for tea
we sip in silence
not caring when we pick up our tools.
oh yes, things do exist
as when a shout at the base of a mountain
is a soft echo in a distant valley.
I hope that you enjoy a sweet New Year of the Fire Rooster - Britton Pyland