Sunday, October 30, 2011


river in the sun
flows across the desert sands
reach for the ocean

I've not posted in a couple weeks, because there's been little to say. In a nutshell, little has changed.
The biggest part of the change is that I am now a part of the Kulshan College Practitioner Alliance. Which means, at some point, I will have a place to practice.
However, the space we are planning to share for our use is unfinished, so time and energy needs to be applied to making it presentable. As such, I have no idea when exactly I will be able to open there. In any case, though, it is a nice space down in Lower Queen Anne, close to bus lines and it has access to parking.
Details to follow.
And in the meantime, I will continue to work on working, looking for the way forward.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


destination unknown
no clearance given to land
lather rinse repeat

Nothing new to add. Still looking for a studio, still not finding one. There is something out there, I just need to keep moving forward until I get there.
I wish there was something more to say about this, and when next I post, I will not be whining about this issue again. Today, though, I am indulging in the frustration.
What is, is not what should be. So it goes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

No Studio on 15th

wind across water
clouds bring rain on bright clear days
time for change of plans

Got an email, today. The studio I was intending to rent has been rented to someone else. So, no studio for me. Time to resume the search.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Music of the spheres
gentle rhythms carry sleep
discordant desires

One of the aspects of my Day Job that I am least fond of is the music.
It is not just that the music is bad (and it is) or even that I do not like it (I don't). I can accept and appreciate different musical tastes, and working as I do in an environment where there are a lot of people from different places, musical tastes are going to vary widely.
All that said, it is still massage. And music to accompany massage is not the same as music to accompany coffee or shopping for a book. Massage is supposed to be relaxing and healing. Hawiian style cover bands singing Beatle songs, is not conducive to the environment I want to create in my massage.
I will not play that music.
Of course, there is also the Celtic Harp / Indian Flute new age healing and meditation music, which is pervasive at Salons and Spas. Many of the CDs are actually marketed to and designed for massage therapists, advertising that they will create a safe and relaxing environment where healing can take place.
I will not play that music.
First and foremost, music should be what my client wants to hear while getting a massage. AC/DC? Flogging Molly? Johnny Cash? Bring your own CD.
If you leave it up to me? Moby, Bobby McFerrin, and Vitamin String Quartet.
If you bring a Josh Grobin CD,  I will even play that. There will, however, be an extra fee for it.