The Retreat

The Retreat

|Fatherhood|Aaron Blakeley

The Retreat - The Daily Haiku

Sometimes you have to withdraw a bit. Limit your activities, go to bed early turn off the media. Even in relationships you need a withdraw on occasion, not in a way that ends the relationship but just a quite contemplation coupled with a loving and a reassuring hug.

Parenting is The Revolution

Parenting is The Revolution

|Children|Aaron Blakeley

I recently went on a campaign to write in more locations than my personal blog and have been marginally successful. I just published an article on my home towns news papers website. It is the first one of hopefully many. This is the most nervous I have been about an article ever. I think I have just the right solution. Societies grow from generation to generation. One generation gets old and passes the reigns of power off to the next and so on and so forth till we get to where we are right now. So the solution is simple! Raise your children! Put down the phone, close the laptop, turn off the news and TV; go for a walk. ...

Complications Abound

Complications Abound

|haiku|Aaron Blakeley

Recently it was pressed upon me just how complicated life can be. How complicated we have made life in a world and society that we have crafted for convenience. We have to pay for everything, strive for everything, and yet we think that it is us that gives us our own breath. How much easier to simply be the sparrow.

The Wall of Fog Does Churn and Reach

The Wall of Fog Does Churn and Reach

|Christianity|Aaron Blakeley

If the wall of fog does churn and reach If it breaks revealing the sun If creepy entropy robs my marrow If I find myself in peaceful rest If everything I own was suddenly dust If everything I own was suddenly gold If I captured a sunrise in a poem If I alienated everyone I know If it was suddenly illegal to be me If I am celebrated on high Though I be blessed Though I be cursed It is well with my soul

A Thread

A Thread

|The Daily Haiku|Aaron Blakeley

A Thread - Daily Haiku - Aaron Blakeley - Blogger, Writer, Web Comic, Longview Texas

When Nikki and I married we took a quiz called “The Strength Finder” by Tom Rath. It shows you your top 5 strengths and ranks them from strongest to weakest. Mine were the following: Connectedness –  People strong in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason. Ideation – People strong in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena. Strategic –  People strong in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues. Adaptability –  People strong in the Adaptability theme ...

Justin

Justin

|The Daily Haiku|Aaron Blakeley

Justin - Aaron Blakeley - The Daily Haiku Webcomic - Longview Texas Blogger

Sometimes you have friends, sometimes you have coworkers. Justin asked me to write a haiku about him so here it is. …. Haiku.