Tied up in 8 Tentacles of a Goal Octopus

As of today, a printed book with my name on its cover is on its way to me. Gather ‘round Susan, Charles, Orhan and Jean, for I have joined your ranks! Note to self, disbelieving friends and family, I have now accomplished one of my personal goals and am one step closer to thinking ofContinue reading “Tied up in 8 Tentacles of a Goal Octopus”

10 Ink Pens and 2 Notebooks (in lieu of a Moleskine)

V5 Hi-Techpoint nibs for superior poetry ink for better flowing prose Pilot presents your ideas only rounded in script and immediately on the page gilding the lines of a notebook well-loved you bought it yesterday at Ryman’s, £10,99 (Moleskine. Red-bound. Eye-catching spine.) Nib and manuscript together oiled by finest technology. — I am not aloneContinue reading “10 Ink Pens and 2 Notebooks (in lieu of a Moleskine)”

Responsible. Routine. Light bulbs.

Two weeks into the New Year and I’m trying to remind my writer self, my Wandering Poet, of some responsible adult, routine-like habits. Most of these we have been following now for about six months. We start the week with an early morning hour’s walk in a nearby wood. Mondays are days for ‘laying track,’Continue reading “Responsible. Routine. Light bulbs.”

Clementi Brings in 2013

The Sounds of the Suburb on Holiday Someone’s house alarm is whittering. Post slips through mail slots, onto passage carpets. The crack and fizzle of fireworks on New Year’s Eve; the sky-bright still of hangovers on New Year’s Day. 01/01/2013 — Leading up to New Year’s and the party eve just passed, I house-sat forContinue reading “Clementi Brings in 2013”

Leaves are no longer green

During my undergraduate years, one of my favourite times of year was when the green-leafed creepers, which cascaded down the old JM Solomon buildings, turned to red. The campus would be adorned in a colour beyond ordinary and the logic that leaves are green no longer stood. This is the fourth Northern autumn that IContinue reading “Leaves are no longer green”

Hello world! – Beginnings

Zen mind, beginner’s mind is apparently a desired state for the eternal student. Encounter moments and activity as though for the first time. In this way you will let it teach you. It is telling that as I twiddle with my first self-administered blog, it’s the look of it that first distracts me.  Here I am trying to figure out how toContinue reading “Hello world! – Beginnings”