Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Public Transportation As Spiritual Practice part 1

A flawed Haiku

At the bus-stop sign
a blue-bird bounced across the road
flashing sudden color.

Friday, December 24, 2010


This blog collects my short form prose, poetry and Haiku, in conjunction with International Small Stone Month in January. Cobblestones are solid - Life is Impermanent - Enlightenment is solid - Cobblestones

this links takes you to the home of International Small Stone Month:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Cobble Stone

the cobbles say, "because you walk on me, don't believe you're better than me."

Now as a Haiku:

the cobble stones say
because you walk on me do
not think you're better

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Back ground pic

I added a background picture to my blog. It's picture of a cobble stone street I took in Spain.

a (rough) small stone

living in my mind, I am awakened by sharp sun-light reflecting off the snow and the smell of fresh baked cookies cooling on a rack.

Friday, December 17, 2010

I just made me a small stone, part one

the bus dropped me off on route one and I hoofed it to work, the whole time thinking "they don't deserve me." - hey look I just made me a small stone.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

a river of stones: 17 days - three methods, and spot the deliberate m...

I am participating in Small Stone month where I write a "small stone" every day during the month of January. the blog is where I "collect" the small stones. From the River Of Stones blog:

(If you're new here, go here first!)

Finding small stones is a lot like beach-combing.

There are three methods.

The first is to become available.

Tune in to the world, and small stones will present themselves to you everywhere. You'll notice the precise blue of the sky, and the music of the wind in the long grass. You'll notice the exact words that woman in the shop used with her child. You'll feel a nagging urge to write them down.

The second is to go seeking.

Put your small-stone-seeking senses in and look/listen/feel/smell/taste around you. What can you find? What strikes you? Put the choicest examples into your notebook.

The third is to trawl your memory.

This is a cheat, really, for when you remember you haven't written your small stone just before bedtime. What did you notice today? How much of it can you remember? In my experience, these small stones are never quite as vivid as the ones caught 'live', but it still means you've paid some attention to your day.

Do write and let me know how you're getting on.


Spot the deliberate mistake. 

Elizabeth was the first to alert me to the spelling mistake on the badges (participating).

Did you see it?

If you did, this means you'll be a very good small stone spotter.

If you didn't, you have a way to go, just like me ; )

The correct badges are now up on the right hand side, and the correct html ishere. If you've got an old one, feel free to replace it or keep it and see how many people have their observational skills switched on!

a river of stones: 17 days - three methods, and spot the deliberate m...: "(If you're new here, go here first!) Finding small stones is a lot like beach-combing. There are three methods. The first is to become av..."

Into the way-back machine - April 12, 2008

Emerging from lock down, refreshed but sleepy, I match wits with the elevators.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

First Post

I sit quietly eyes closed amid Christmas decorations and wrapping paper screaming silently inside my head.