Improvisation 5.17.2017 – SoundCloud & Book of Stone and Sand, Zen Koans, Dailypedia app 5.17

Circa 2006, University of Alabama Huntsville, untitled, (when art students take logic courses)

Listen to Improvisation 5.17.2017 by conspiritech #np on #SoundCloud

[the book of stone and sand is a book of 13th and early 19th century Koans which was posted on until it was taken down after 11/8 and is available other places] Zen Story: “A Zen Teacher saw five of his students return from the market, riding their bicycles. When they had dismounted, the teacher asked the students,“Why are you riding your bicycles?”

The first student replied, “The bicycle is carrying this sack of potatoes. I am glad that I do not have to carry them on my back!” The teacher praised the student, saying, “You are a smart boy. When you grow old, you will not walk hunched over, as I do.”

The second student replied, “I love to watch the trees and fields pass by as I roll down the path.” The teacher commended the student, “Your eyes are open and you see the world.”

The third student replied, “When I ride my bicycle, I am content to chant, nam myoho renge kyo.”The teacher gave praise to the third student, “Your mind will roll with the ease of a newly trued wheel.”

The fourth student answered, “Riding my bicycle, I live in harmony with all beings.” The teacher was pleased and said, “You are riding on the golden path of non-harming.”

The fifth student replied, “I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle.” The teacher went and sat at the feet of the fifth student, and said, “I am your disciple.””

PoeticPostcards: #42-47, Series B

…”know just how many
times to spin the errors &
wash your clocks ….”…

work for a plumber of the
ideograms’ syntactic semant-
ic vehicles.”…

Going against the grain of paranoia I will say that my focus on the mental health industry has shifted over to individual therapists listed in the Capitol Hill area (more cards and spots to come).. My inclination is to throw all my time into this project, but that is not good business. There are other things that must be done.

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New PoeticPostcards – Series B #36-41

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New Postcards, Series B #36-41 @ postcards home. Series A reached 600+ before stalling out for a few months.

…. “Some things are like
this; others require certain
knowledge. Nevermind… Rem-
ember, though, this: Always
make a thorough study of
the alkaloids in question, yet
keep in mind also that your
mileage may vary… Think
not of roses but of stones” ….

Still sending to the psychology website people. The next six, using the directory of individual therapists, have been written, but possibly going to get my revised ebook and new homepage up before I push them through. A different group of zipcodes in the sites this time.. ***

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New PoeticPostcards – series B #30-35

New Postcards, Series B #30-35
 : postcards home
Series A reached 600 +/- then stalled for a few months.

…” No sequence of right answers
will release you from mys-
tery. It is, instead, like
Zen riddles. No unanswered
traumas appear. “…

At present, aiming at those involved in mental health care as addressees. Have sent to a couple websites’ staff and some others… Now having the directories, will forwardly be sending to individual counselors. But is the Louisville area the most sensible target? “Always stick closest to your local reality” says an ancient (~2006), possibly incoherent, manifesto of mine. Is it valid, or do you have suggested localities?

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The Jiggens



The line.

But thinking

Of artisanal

Junk drawers,

We must confabulate

The errors

Into narrative.


The catmas


We will it

To try out


With no

Aerobes present

The stack


Yet the Spirit


Takes place


Loss of threads.

Do not


The bones..

Dream transgalactic;

Worry not,

But construct

Total syntheses.


Plans for many creativity failed. Have had meditation prayer writing & hitting targets disrupted. So here’s a quick post. The one on the importance of dictionary/thesaurus (& endlessly distracting Wikipedia) for the poet or any author will have to wait. Did get my submission for the Jane Lumley prize in though. Hope this finds you well & entertained!

Zadie Smith: dance lessons for writers

I hadn’t thought I would necessarily finish this, since I think little of dance and hardly ever do it. But it was fascinating, and I stuck through it since the format-mangled Ziggomatic Keys had, because of whatever odd space I was in, a challenge at the end to take a modern dance class… Said I would, too, but it has not occurred. (soon to be fixed and rereleased as “Synaptic Syntactic: of unbounded phases and entangled echoes”) .. On reflection I feel the most similarity in my writing to her description of Nabokov and David Bowie..?

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Zadie Smith: dance lessons for writers

Sleep Quality

Piling on sleep deficit –

Slipping further and further from goal oriented routines

Ring ring at 630

Notice of approximate ride time

Exhaustion no fun, though last night sort of was

Reflitter & refizzle; reboot & begin again

See that the pattern does not continue

This gets better, 

Perhaps tomorrow, perhaps even as soon as a post-class nap (if I can)

See that it…



This is far from the end of the world…