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What I Think About When I Think About Stone

Training to be a stonemason offers several lessons in disappointment.  I’ve kept telling myself that this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially at this early stage.  There’s no way around it.  Mistakes must be made – it’s part of the … Continue reading

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Stones That Talk, Stones That Sing.

Stones have been around for a while.  So have words.  One perhaps a little longer than the other.  The point is: they both exist and have had enough time to introduce themselves.  It’s not surprising then that, at some point … Continue reading

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Stone: From Rough Block to Flat Surface

I’ve been having some problems with Colleen. Sam (of A Noble Craft fame) walked over as we were clearing away our things at the end of Friday’s practical session. He considered her for a second and shook his head. “I’ll … Continue reading

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The Mason – a poem

On another day, I might have imagined the hum of half a dozen masons, huddled with plans and sandwiches on stools in the corner. One man would know the build by heart,would rest in its vertices and dream in Perpendicular. … Continue reading

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