Monthly Archives: June 2013

Blossums Scattered

Spring into summer, Cherry blossoms spread on wind. Morning rain falls gently.

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Communication is the life’s blood of society.  Without communication the social body withers and dies no matter how advanced the technology or symbology it uses.  Without the ability to transfer information, the system fragments and people or groups become islands. 

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Truth or Consequences

Closer to the physical location of the Retreat than most of the other locations, the hot springs of Truth or Consequences New Mexico offer an opportunity for visitors and residents to relax in a quiet environment.  Fed from underground hot

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Earthen Gifts

Walking through the desert with mountains ahead.  The heat is oppressive in midsummer,  light and heat shimmering off the ground.  The land is quiet; the animals are asleep in the afternoon heat.  Through paths and washed out ditches we walked,

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Summer Harmony

Burnt evening bright Summer moon in sky floats by. Dragonfly in flight.

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Sitting Upon Straw Mats

River frog at night Hiding from the burning sun. Lotus blooms from mud.

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Summer Solstice

Today is the Summer Solstice at the retreat.  This marks the longest “day” of the year, with day meaning sunlit hours.  The midsummer festival, present in many different religions and faiths, celebrates the strength of the sun as both a

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Coastline in Winter

Withered reeds on coast Spread light in dappled patterns.      The final ship leaves.  

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Social Web

The social perceptions of reality help to draw us together as a group.  It forms the basic foundation of how we define symbols, systems, and outcomes.  Without this consensual reality, conflict and dissonance occur, sometimes at an amplified rate.  What

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