The Week in Review 5/29 – Community

A professional retreat to Hawaii proved to be a great personal retreat to settle in my own head what this is all about. Writing is central to my own sense of self, as is community. Seeing this community blossom and grow, looking for ways to welcome other writers into the cafe so that they have […]

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The Week in Review 5/22 – Understanding

“What is important is to keep our mind high in the world of true understanding, and returning to the world of our daily experience to seek therein the truth of beauty. No matter what we may be doing at a given moment, we must not forget that it has a bearing upon our everlasting self […]

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The Week in Review 5/15 – Discovery

Happy Mother’s Day to Mom and all mom’s out there reading. We spent a good Sunday unplugged and eating homemade pancakes here in Singapore, something that may become a healthy habit. I made a deliberate choice this past week to take a step back and begin a reevaluation. No. My body and brain made that […]

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The Week in Review 5/8 – Balance

The past week can be measured by some wonderful successes: Mr. D’s marvelous post on the Go Dog Go Treetop Cafe and our S poem collaboration, several other well-received collaborations with SingleDust, Fiona, and Christine, the last of whom nominated me for a Liebster Award, and two poems placing in the top ten of the […]

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This Week’s Summary 5/1 – Endurance

May arrives and I feel a bit shocked that I continue to endure both with my effort to blog and with the development of my vision for what I want this blog to be, defined by my passions for community and writing. This past week I completed the first half of my Melaka project with […]

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This Week’s Summary 4/27 – Reorganization

If you are a frequent visitor to my blog, I am very happy to introduce the redesigned SailorPoet blog, re-organized to be more user-friendly. For those who love poetry, there is the simple poetry tab without all the dialog, a link to some of my favorites in the drop down as well as the ongoing […]

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This Week’s Summary 4/17 – Gratitude

This week was about gratitude, a visit to Korea that continued my appreciation for my late father, a review of the posts that the kind editors at Pax et Dolor have posted on their website, a reflection back on one of my favorite recent poems, an explanation of what this whole Go Dog Go Treetop […]

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This Week’s Summary 4/10 – Community

I write from a ship at an anchorage in Korea, reconnecting with what has defined my entire adult life and much of my youth spent along the seacoast of New England. Something about this rocky coastline connects me to what remains my home on the other side of the world, despite a lifetime spent as […]

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This Week’s Summary – 4/3 Thin

Last week I felt thin. I suppose an essential part of the process of becoming something, but the entire week, I felt thin. Perhaps what I didn’t do best indicates what I mean by this. For instance, there was no song of the week. The great back catalog re-read and response didn’t happen. Not that […]

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This Week’s Summary 3/27 – Chrysalis

After trying on the familiar role of Uncle in Hong Kong, I return back to work and find myself approaching a chrysalis moment. This upcoming week is unusually busy for school nights, something we normally keep sacred for the sake of routine for the kids, but with some supportive pushes out the door that I […]

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