Monday, January 18, 2010

more haiku

recent carbondale haiku (2009)

veterans gave us
this moment - you swing high
into oranging trees

swing on the far right
slighly muddy ground beneath
november's best hour

fires of october
past their peak, with cold north wind,
darker restful brown

sidewalk chamomile,
soft rain, small yellow flowers
reality tea

summer fixing code
in office - in broad daylight,
dear eat tomatoes

historic graveyard
oaks, acorns isolated
by westbound traffic

love of a bottle
whistle of an oncoming train
wood park bench, trestle

inland hurricane
or whatever they call it
half this town destroyed

kid works play structure
unaware of thanksgiving
madness descending

rainy parking lot
christmas decorated lights
singing deer guards door

more carbondale haiku

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Links from Tom's C'dale page (z/t/cdale.html)

Carbondale/SIU Directories


Carbondale Main Street
Shawnee Net
Shawneenet directory of businesses
SIU Campus Directory

Carbondale Media

Carbondaley Dispatch, about Carbondale
Carbondale Now, area portal
Southern Illinoisan, local newspaper (slow-loading)
Daily Egyptian, SIU campus newspaper
Carbondale radio stations with streaming audio
WDBX, local radio station schedule
our own WSIU, radio and television station
WINI radio
Big Muddy Independent Media

SIU links


Recreation Center
Student Center
SIU Alumni
Student Health
SIUC Museum
SIUC Intra-active
Using Listserv at SIUC
SIUC Career Services
Univ. Housing
SIU Carbondale campus photo tour

Other schools

John A. Logan College
Carbondale Comm. High School
Unity Point School
Carbondale Elementary Schools
Giant City School
Brehm Preparatory School
Carbondale New School

Religious establishments

So. Illinois Friends' Meeting
Shawnee Dharma Group (Buddhist)
Islamic Center
Temple Beth Jacob
Church of the Good Shepherd
Walnut Street Baptist Church
University Baptist Church
Church of Christ
Seventh-Day Adventist

Student religious organizations

University Christian Ministries (Interfaith Center)
Hillel Foundation
Campus Ministries
Newman Center (Catholic)
Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
Wesley House (will play music)

Travel & Transportation


Carbondale Greyhound bus (phone: 1-800-231-2222)

Saluki Express
(local bus service)
BART, van to St. Louis(phone: 1-800-284-2278)
Amtrak (phone: 1-800-872-7245)
Yellow Cab (no website) (phone: 1-618-457-8121)
Illinois Dept. of Transportation

Business community

Carbondale Now, Carbondale portal
Carbondale's homepage
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce
Carbondale Main Street
Tom's favorite businesses
Welcome Wagon

Misc. Carbondale

Memorial Hospital
Southern Illinois Healthcare
Carbondale map
Carbondale Public Library
Carbondale Park District
Directory of Jackson County Services (Egyptian Area Agency on aging)
African American Museum
The Science Center
Cousin Andy's Coffeehouse


Shawnee Wine Trail
Touch of Nature
Southern Illinois Irish Festival
Habitat for Humanity
Saving Bucky's Dome
Peace Coalition
Carbondale peace rally
Rebuild Carbondale
Keep Carbondale Beautiful
Illinois Dept. of Employment

Other area links

Shawnee National Forest
Illinois coal mine, virtual tour
St. Louis links
St. Louis Cardinals' (baseball) homepage
Yellow Moon Cafe, Cobden
Owl Creek Vineyard
Von Jacob Vineyard
Illinois links

Art Institute


Links from the SIU-Carbondale page


SIU Links

Department of Linguistics, SIUC.
SIU Campus Directory.
SIU homepage, with links to our sister campus at Edwardsville and Springfield (IL)
SIU Carbondale campus photo tour
RSO (Registered student organizations)
Graduate School Catalog
Campus map



Carbondale's homepage
Shawnee National Forest
Carbondale's weather report (go to and type in "62901"
the Southern Illinoisan, our local (slow-loading) newspaper
the Daily Egyptian, our campus newspaper
Shawnee Network
Tom's Carbondale links.