Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Worlds

Leaves upon the slow wind Gardens dressed with strange flowers In pocket they sit

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Parent to Child

An online conversation with a younger friend yesterday prompted a few moments of introspection and meditation throughout the day.  While the details of the conversation are extraneous to the story, the basics are this…my friend had a habit of posting

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1000 Autumns

The weight of time drops Dusk stretches into daylight The golden reed waits

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During a trip to the grocer yesterday, I had a chance to watch as several grackles made their way across the parking lot.  While this is a normal activity and can be seen on a regular basis, it got me

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Daoist Organizations/Practices

What follows is an excerpt from Livia Kohn’s book Daoism and Chinese Culture (division headings added for ease of reading) .  As with anything, I highly encourage people to find their path for themselves and to explore everything that comes across

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Locations Category

I have created a new category for post at the Retreat called Locations (the name may change later when I am feeling more poetic).  The only thing that will be posted to this category will be photos or images of

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Jungle Water

 While Winter surronds many of us, the pathways and pools of nature are still alive and being used.

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New Years

The holiday season has passed. Whatever tradition you might follow, the majority of the winter celebrations have passed and we are on the long slide towards spring. It is during these times that it is important to get out and

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Feed Me Seymore-San…

During my gardening exploits, several times I have come across a bulb or root system that was planted by former owners of the house. Other times, I will have an annual go through it’s cycle, die back, and join my

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A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.


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Poetry, Prose, Photography

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Fiction & Poetry Journal of T. Wong

California Bonsai Art

............ Live from the Bonsai Bunker

Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

The Whole Circle Project

A Commentary on Social Sustainability

Michael Hagedorn

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Indiana Bonsai

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Life through Mindful Media


haiku and other experiments in verse

O at the Edges

Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.

Life Changing the World: A Phoenix's Aria

"A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The blog of a french storyteller, a polish photography lover and a world adventurer, Christina Czubak.

The Art of Bonsai

New England Bonsai Gardens

Street of Dreams

A literary blog of poet, playwright and essayist Rachael Stanford

Bonsai advice

Bonsai site

Capital Bonsai

The personal bonsai blog of Aarin Packard, Assistant Curator of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society

celebrating Japanese traditions in English-language haiku

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Contemplative Pathways

One Self traveling many pathways.  One Being expressing as many lives.

Ian Stewart Black

Modern master of classical poetry

Tŷ Celf

Celebrating Creativity in Cardiff

Line Of The Week

Miscellaneous Utterings From Best Friends

Just Contemplations

Contemplations expressed through the written word...

Friendly Fairy Tales

Celebrating Nature and Magic for Kids of all Ages

The Pump Handle

A water cooler for the public health crowd

Mark Coakley

Author of "Hidden Harvest" and "Tip and Trade"