I’m Kim, a writer, author, designer, artist, yoga and meditation instructor, trained as an architect, living near Montréal, Canada.

MY NEW BOOK:
The Modern House Bus is now available for order (published by The Countryman Press).

writing & poetry

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  • November 3, 2018

Badener-Höhe

Dusk arrival at the top of this mountain. Night descends after wending slow, roaming lonely kilometres of scars – barely healed – bloodless paths of trucks long gone, stubborn pines arising, unspoken witness. A whole plateau, freshly headless and accusatory. Nightstealers linger, patient sleepers in the amethyst-brush. Somehow we’ve made ourselves known to entire empires …

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  • August 9, 2018

New Book: The Modern House Bus

I’ve got a new book out. I’ve been writing about small space design for several years now, documenting and showcasing wonderful space-saving ideas and charting the general evolution of tiny houses and the mortgage-free housing movement. One of the most interesting developments in the tiny house movement thus far are vehicle conversions — people converting vans, …

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  • October 13, 2014

The woman who lived in a giant tree for two years

Our inculturation as “moderns” sometimes leads us to view unconventional people in a misguided light. Portrayed as a tree-hugging radical, Julia “Butterfly” Hill is a well-known environmental activist and writer, best-known for her two-year long “tree-sit” occupation of a 200-foot tall ancient redwood tree in Humboldt County, California, to save it from being cut down by loggers. …

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  • November 30, 2013

Concinnity

Interesting new word of the day: concinnity. Came across it while listening to UK psychedelic dub artist Globular’s new album, Magnitudes of Order (found here on Ektoplazm and Bandcamp, created under a Creative Commons license, partially funded by Kickstarter, yeah!). An excellent one, definitely worth an ear, as are the rest (I remember being distinctly tickled by …

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  • November 5, 2013

We Are the Dreamed (Part 7)

Here follows Part 7 of a research paper that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,  Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. We Are The Dreamed Young Girl Playing Paper Game: Dream is destiny. – “Waking Life,” directed by Richard Linklater, 2001 A change of consciousness is the major …

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  • October 25, 2013

Memetics, Culture Jamming and Waking Up To Our Own Collective Lucid Dream (Part 6)

Here follows Part 6 of a research paper that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Here are Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3,  Part 4 and Part 5. Memetics, Culture Jamming and Waking Up To Our Own Collective Lucid Dream Man on the Train: Hey, are you a dreamer? Wiley: Yeah. Man on the Train: …

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  • June 8, 2013

Risk-free Social Mapping: Dreams In Hominid Evolution of Consciousness (Part 5)

Here follows Part 5 of a research paper that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Here are Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4. Risk-free Social Mapping: Dreams In Hominid Evolution of Consciousness Jung’s work is not without detractors – for some, his constant search for metaphor in clinical situations and attempting …

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  • May 13, 2013

From Jung To an Ecology of The Collective Unconscious (Part 4)

  Here follows Part 4 of a research paper that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Here are Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. From Jung To an Ecology of The Collective Unconscious The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into …

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  • April 18, 2013

The Dreaming, Dream Law and Ecological Ethics (Part 3)

Video: This incredible example of storytelling comes from the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony showing the unity of Australia’s 250 aboriginal tribes. Here follows Part 3 of a research paper that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Here are Part 1 and Part 2. The Dreaming, Dream Law and Ecological …

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  • March 12, 2013

The Cosmogenic Dream (Part 2)

Here follows Part 2 of a research paper of mine that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Part 1 can be found here. The Cosmogenic Dream – To Divine Visions – To The Awakened Dreamer Contrary to westernized cultures’ ambiguous approach to dreams, early cultures placed dreams squarely as a …

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  • February 28, 2013

“We Are Power”: Words of John Trudell

I’m not totally sure how I stumbled upon John Trudell but I’ve been reading up the last few days on this fiery, eloquent spoken word poet-activist of Santee Sioux descent who cut his teeth back in the 1970s as chairman of the American Indian Movement, among other things. Surveilled by the FBI, he lost his …

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  • February 22, 2013

Ecology of the Collective Unconscious (Part 1)

The past few years have been a bit of an undocumented period for me. I used to write pretty prolifically on the personal level and now it’s dwindled to not even a trickle, except for the odd journalling jaunt. Recovering the process will probably take some time, but in the meanwhile, I’m going to post …

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  • Date
  • June 16, 2011

Past Patillas

With a whizzing sigh the Trees swallow us into The moonless gulf, A Jonah’s whale-mouth. The road twists a sapphire vein. The sea, that irresolute woman, Sighs and sighs again. A thousand faces arrive, and a Thousand leave. We are not islands, upon islands, seekers Upon the sands. Our ocean trajectories, confounded by The cove, …

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  • March 27, 2011

The Road to Chidambaram

Braving the notoriously dangerous traffic, this short essay that I wrote back in 2007 is about a spontaneous, (almost) death-defying, 80 kilometer day trip by scooter to Chidambaram, a holy site in southern India. Sun-baked and fleeting, the humid South Indian landscape falls beneath the thrumming wheels of our old scooter. In a roaring blur, …

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