I've gotten some very good comments on Duckworth who as it turns out is on the Dharmachakra Translation Committee, so I've read some of his stuff before on that basis. He's also a practitioner and prof. at UVA. So two thumbs up for him so I'll probably get his book which is a version of his PhD thesis.
Thanks for the comments!
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes
"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche