Hello world!

Welcome to my blog. I’ve been planning to start one, but kept putting it off, in favor of other projects. One of the catalysts that finally got me started was the River of Stones project. (You can find a link in my blogroll.) The idea is to be observant, and crystallize your observations into a short piece, a stone. I’ve put up a few of my own stones on Twitter, but it’s nice to have them all in one place. Here are a few of the ones I’ve written that I like best:

Cars shoosh by /on the highway/ a million people’s thoughts /swirl past/ outside my window


Indulging in truffles with dark, bitter centers, I sink into accidental meditation.


a skein of silver / shifting in a sky so blue / cools the sultry noon


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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6 Responses to Hello world!

  1. Fiona Robyn says:

    Welcome! Lovely stones…

  2. Berit says:

    Good to see you here. 🙂 Thanks so much for adding my blog to your blogroll and for subscribing to my site. 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing more of your writing.

    The river of stones sounds like a very nice project. It makes me want to join it too. 🙂

  3. I’m loving this river of stones thing. What an awesome idea. Might have to get in on the action…

    My favourite of yours (so far) is the thoughts swooshing past on the highway.

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