Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tolerance

Tolerance is defined as a fair, permissive, and objective attitude towards those attitudes, practices, race, etc. that differ from one’s own.  I like to think of it as tolerance is the understanding that diversity and uniqueness is a wonderful thing. 

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Nara Japan

Sometimes nature decides that it is coming to you.  The retreat this week is the city of Nara Japan.  Normally we do not use cities as retreat locations.  Nara is unusual though in that is has a deer population in

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Spring

Green rockets explode Wind howling as dragons roar Tents upon the lawn

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Mt Erebus

  This week’s retreat takes us about as far south as we can go…Antarctica.   Pictured here is the ice caves in and around Mt. Erebus, the second largest volcano on the continent.  It has been active since 1972 and is

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Wonderous Diversity

Wondrous diversity…we exist in a world where every person, place, and thing is unique and special.  The fact that we exists in the universe, spinning around the sun is itself a magical set of “coincidences” that came together.  Whether you

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Bai Fan

White stones in valley Mist rising upon the air Life is continued 

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Cartoon Lessons

It seems I take many of my philosophical cues from cartoon characters.  Last week it was Pooh.  This week it is Po (coincidence, I think not).  It did get me thinking about transformations and inner peace.  Life can be difficult

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Spring forward

It has occurred to me that I have not updated the Gardening and Nature section for some time.  Many of the Retreats trees are in full bloom.  Green spots have started to show on the grounds and at least one

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Pi(e) Day

Today is pie day.  Started originally among academia, it has since been recognized by the United States government.  While the mathematical constant has little affect on my normal conversations, this does point out two things.  The first is society’s ability

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