I have had the most amazing time in the last 4 weeks. I was invited to deliver a presentation at the 2nd Asian Facilitators Conference in Port Dixon, Malaysia by my good friend and drum buddy John J Hagedorn. We had met at an Arthur Hull Drum Circle Training in Scotland in 2009 and sealed … Continue reading Paul’s Rhythm Journey……so much to say……
I always knew this intuitively but now there is science to back it up...read it and weep folks....
The drum has led me a merry dance for many a moon now. It is a heartbeat which keeps my life full and vibrant.It has opened a door to a wonderful world full of wonderful people and at the same time a door into my very own self. It bares me to my own soul. … Continue reading The Drum
Here in the UK there is an ongoing debate about the need for creativity in education. Our current Minister for Education Michael Gove says he is all for it but is not delivering on the ground. Far from it. Here's a snippet from an excellent article by Ken Robinson. Hans Zimmer is an Oscar-winning composer, … Continue reading A message to you Mr Gove
Ligo Haibun Challenge - Image (snowflake) Serenity. Mystic crystals glimmer in the sun. There is a hint of blue on the white ground. Sky reflected upon earth. Such peace. You can hear the silence. Feel it echoing at your core. Many feet have fallen, one step after another here. Over many eons. Not a trace … Continue reading Sparkle
02:18 GMT Early morning and sleep evades me once more. The pc clock ticks ponderously and silently and my eyes are watery but unable to close. In the background Ram Dass talks to my deeper self and reminds me of the way forward....perhaps "And then you see that it’s your expectations of your own mind … Continue reading Wired
The first Friday this year has come as well as the first Līgo Haibun Challenge of 2014 – with the Picture Prompt. Although I have written essentially a Haibun I am quoting another poet so will put this into mthe 'scribbles' box. Empty street. All the people have left. Bar one. Phosphorescent light bathes the … Continue reading whispers
The quote prompt is shown below. Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. - Dave Barry Scribbles for this challenge...not really a Haibun. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shadows In Winter The Sacred Is Forgotten This Cross We … Continue reading stop.be still.
Once again I roll with the wave that is serendipity and today it has led me here. The Friday Fictioneers Challenge. (Hey it's Wednesday!!) Here is a note from the baton holder Rochelle As always, writers are encouraged to be as innovative as possible with the prompt and 100 word constraints. Henry David Thoreau said … Continue reading Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Story Challenge.