Still and Still Moving

by Nick Ringma



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/13/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781543428520
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781543428544
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781543428537

About the Book

Still and Still Moving are travelling poems by Nick Ringma, addiction therapist and lover of language. The poems set in place by hotel stationary carry vistas and reflection. The title from TS Eliot to whom I was introduced in 1964. Last year, I reread my early notes on the Four Quartets. The stillness at the center of a turning world and the Hereclitan notions that the way up and down are the same journey coupled all moments. Looking at the journey of my experience through the letterheads of hotel beds united this collection of sleepless nights. Each snippet captures something that mattered once. A moment that wrestled sleep, like angels on a ladder, from my night. Learning that God is god opened the way through stillness into righteous rebellion. This still moving is a gift—evidence of the human spirit. New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, 2017

About the Author

Nick Ringma studied at Calvin College, MI and is a graduate of Simon Fraser University. He holds a SAC from Fraser Valley University and an ICADC and ICCDP from the Canadian Addiction Counseling Certification Board. He has served as an addictions therapist, development director, senior counselor and program coordinator since 1996 at the Last Door. He has a wide breadth of experience in organizational management, marketing and corporate development. Prior to joining Last Door, Mr. Ringma managed Miller Electronics' growth from one store to 45 Sony Stores for Gendis Inc. and served as President of the retail division for Sony of Canada, he focused as a change agent on the restructuring and expansion of several Canadian corporations. He has also served as a director and chair of the Clinical Supervision Committee of the CACCF and served as director and treasurer. He was awarded the Roly Gatin Award in 2015 for exemplary service to the development of Addiction Professionals at the Canadian Addictions Counselors Certification Board in Ottawa. As Senior Counselor and development lead Nick Ringma is actively involved in strategic, client and special operational objectives at the Last Door Recovery Society. He specializes in stages of change, bereavement, reintegration and reorganization support for persons in transition. He has participated in liturgical work at Willoughby Church and published stories and poems including his recent book, “A Bakers’ Dozen”. He was awarded the EPA award for poetry in 1995. He is father, grandfather and a travel companion for his partner Margaret. He lives in New Westminster, BC.