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Violent Conflict…Now…Then..and in the Future

A promising young man’s life is ripped from him violently. As his body hits the ground, waves of hate and fear and violence ripple out from him, tossing a community and a country into turmoil. Friends and family weep. Friends

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Conflict

I have wrestled the last few weeks with how to express my feelings regarding the conflict in Israel/Gaza. I have friends, close friends, on both sides of the field of support. As with any strongly held belief, the happenings of

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Religion-A force of good

Religion. The word has a different meaning for anyone you ask, even those who ascribe to the same faith or sect. It is a very personal thing that links many communities as well as entire nations and regions. As a

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Thank you

It has been 530 days since I began the footpath of sharing my personal shrine with the outside world. I have made 300 posts to include poetry, gardening, personal musings, and a bit of social commentary. My personal observations have

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Peach Blossum Spring

Cracks in the sidewalk- Dirt lots strewn with broken dreams- Grey wings on rooftops- Trees spread through iron gateways- A forest of steel limbs   Streets of the city. Drifting through life eternal, Ghosts sit on benches. Memories are painted

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Uncaring Walls

“Not by hating hatred ceases In this world of tooth and claw; Love alone from hate releases — This is the Eternal Law.” -the Dhammapada (v. 5) Hate met with hate increases ten-fold, multiplying with every word and every deed.

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Japanese Garden-Hermann Park, Houston Texas

I rarely do a second report on any of the locations presented here at the Retreat.  This is a special occasion.  While Hermann Park in Houston Texas was highlighted months ago because a Retreat member was moving to Houston, I

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The Face of the Divine

Many look for the face of the Holy and hope to find a visage similar to their own.  Religious iconography shows a multitude of different modes of the divine throughout history.  The path we walk sometimes dictates (not always by

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Plum Village, France

What follows is only a shot introduction to the Plum Village and with it Thich Nhat Hanh.  I encourage readers to follow the link at the bottom to learn more. Plum Village is a Buddhist Monastery started in Thenac, Dordogne,

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Elan Mudrow

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Social Health

Insights on the Power of Social Bonds

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Poetry & Medicine

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Witty Written Works

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A DAILY RITUAL OF WRITING

Healthy, healed and whole

The writings of Andrea Tyrrell

A Thousand Haiku

...one haiku at a time.

DoubleU = W

WITHIN ARE PIECES OF ME

50 Shades of me

DARK BLUE

Reject Reality

The world as I see it, according to myself.

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My journey - The good, bad and the ugly

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Dixi

Alis volat propriis

Melinda Foshat

Poetry, Prose, Photography

RED GLADIOLA

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

Dream, Play, Write!

Today, make a commitment to your writing.

Michael Hagedorn

Crataegus Bonsai

Indiana Bonsai

Learning Bonsai in the Hoosier state

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Life through mindful media

ALONG AN OLD FENCEROW

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.

myrainbowtravel

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

Some call it red

My words are ornamental.

Bonsai advice

Bonsai WordPress.com site

Capital Bonsai

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

Logical Quotes

Logical and Inspirational quotes

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society

celebrating Japanese traditions in English-language haiku

Petals Unfolding

~From My Heart to Your Heart~

Pamela Sukhum Weblog

For complete works, go to www.InfiniteVisionArt.com

The School of Contemporary Mysticism

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

Writing and Works

Poetry & Prose by Carol J Forrester

Ian Stewart Black

Modern master of classical poetry

The Charge of The Light Brigade

The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced

Tŷ Celf

Celebrating Creativity in Cardiff

Line Of The Week

Miscellaneous Utterings From Best Friends