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[6-16-2009 Update Insert: Most of what is in this space is now moot. I found out what I was doing wrong and have reinstated Archives and Labels searches. They do work. However, in certain cases you may prefer Labels to Archives. Example: 1976 Today begins in November of 2006 and concludes in December of 2006, but there are other related posts in other months. Note: Labels only shows 20 posts at a time. There are 21 hubs, making 21 (which is for 1976 Today) an older hub.] ********************************* to my online poems and song lyrics using Archives. Use hubs for finding archival locations but do not link through them. Originally an AOL Journal, where the archive system was nothing like the system here, this blog was migrated from there to here in October of 2008. Today (Memorial/Veteran's Day, May 25, 2009) I discovered a glitch when trying to use a Blogger archive. Now, it may be template-related, but I am unable to return to S M or to the dashboard once I am in the Archives. Therefore, I've decided on this approach: a month-by-month post guide. The sw you see in the codes here stood for Salchert's Weblog when I began it in November of 2006. It later became Sprintedon Hollow. AOL provided what were called entry numbers, but they weren't consistent, and they didn't begin at the first cardinal number. That is why the numbers after "sw" came to be part of a post's code. ************** Here then is the month-by-month post guide: *2006* November: 00001 through 00046 - December: 00047 through 00056 -- *2007* January: 00057 through 00137 - February: 00138 through 00241 - March: 00242 through 00295 - April: 00296 through 00356 - May: 00357 through 00437 - June: 00438 through 00527 - July: 00528 though 00550 - August: 00551 through 00610 - September: 00611 through 00625 - October: 00626 through 00657 - November: 00658 through 00729 - December: 00730 through 00762 -- *2008* January: 00763 through 00791 - February: 00792 through 00826 - March: 00827 through 00849 - April: 00850 through 00872 - May: 00873 through 00907 - June: 00908 through 00931 - July: 00932 through 00955 - August: 00956 through 00993 - September 00994 through 01005 - October: 01006 through 01007 - November: 01008 through 01011 - December: 01012 through 01014 -- *2009* January: 01015 through 01021 - February: 01022 through 01028 - March: 01029 through 01033 - April: 01034 through 01036 - May: 01037 through 01044 - ******************************************************* 1976 Today: 2006/11 and 2006/12 -- Rooted Sky 2007: 2007/01/00063rsc -- Postures 2007: 2007/01/sw00137pc -- Sets: 2007/02/sw00215sgc -- Venturings: 2007/03/00216vc -- The Undulant Trees: 2007/03/00266utc -- This Day's Poem: 2007/03/00267tdpc -- Autobio: 2007/04/sw00316ac -- Fond du Lac: 2007/04/00339fdl -- Justan Tamarind: 2007/05/sw00366jtc -- Prayers in December: 2007/05/sw00393pindc -- June 2007: 2007/06/sw00440junec -- Seminary: 2007/07/sw00533semc -- Scatterings: 2008/08/00958sc ** Song Lyrics: 2008/02/sw00797slc ********** 2009-06-02: Have set S M to show 200 posts per page. Unfortunately, you will need to scroll to nearly the bottom of a page to get to the next older/newer page.


Saturday, March 31, 2007


[ last modified: 2008-10-20 ] Natural Number Summation Sequence Magic Numbers 2 8 18 32 50 72 98 128 162 200 242 288 338 392 450 n these numbers relate to nnss pairs [ 04-04-07 insert: for those it aids: - The natural number summation sequence (nnss) consists of whole numbers derived from all the positive whole numbers. All the positive whole numbers include zero. So: 0 + 1 = 1, making "1" the first sum. 1 + 2 = 3, making "3" the second sum. These two numbers constitute the first nnss pair. They are both odd positive whole numbers, and "2" is the magic number between them. In the nnss each new sum is a member of a pair of either odd sums or even sums, and each of these sums is either the "< run" (< = less than) sum or the "> run" (> = greater than) sum in its pair, and each sum is a term in the nnss. Odd nnss pairs alternate with even nnss pairs; therefore, the pair following the "1" / "3" pair is going to be an even pair. Okay: 3 + 3 = 6, and 4 + 6 = 10. The "magic" number between 6 and 10 is "8", wherein 8 - 2 = 6 and 8 + 2 = 10 (which is the sum of 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4). In my reckoning I assign what I call a "termposition" (tpo) to each pair, and I use this tpo for deriving the nnss terms in that pair. Do I need to know in advance a given pair of nnss terms? No. However, this: The first termposition here is "1" and each succeeding termposition is the next greater positive whole number. Also, if a termpositon is an odd positive whole number, the nnss terms derivable from it will be "opwn" values. If a termpostion is an even positive whole number, the nnss terms derivable from it will be "epwn" values. See below for formulas. Given this fact, any tpo from "1" into forever can be chosen to discover a pair of nnss terms, the greater of which is the sum of all the positive whole numbers through that "pwn" which is equal to the tpochosen times 2. In my "in memory of Gauss" example below, 5050 is the sum of its 50 tpo times 2 (the sum of all the consecutive positive whole numbers through 100). My apologies to those for whom this information in unnecessary. Brian A. J. Salchert ] # tpo = termposition tpo x 2tpo = nnss magic number - 2tpo = spread between the nnss terms at its tpo - - At tpo 50 the nnss m n = 5000 and the "< run" nnss term = 4950 and the "> run" nnss term = 5050 (in memory of Gauss) # tpo 1 2 2 - 1 = 1 2 + 1 = 3 tpo 2 8 8 - 2 = 6 8 + 2 = 10 tpo 3 18 18 - 3 = 15 18 + 3 = 21 tpo 4 32 32 - 4 = 28 32 + 4 = 36 tpo 5 50 50 - 5 = 45 50 + 5 = 55 tpo 6 72 72 - 6 = 66 72 + 6 = 78 tpo 7 98 98 - 7 = 91 98 + 7 = 105 see number theory entry - nnssmagic salcherts termposition mathematics bajs math entry 6 see for Wolfram MathWorld Natural Number recommended terminology # Brian A. J. Salchert

Friday, March 30, 2007


This Day's Poem tdp033007 31 Darn You, Geo-- Star-- "Demonstrations" lamentations rogue creations insulations simulations adulations rank elations fill our nations creak foundations split relations enter stations perturbations confirmations ordinations wave what day shuns declarations decorations bunk orations ~ Then these deflations situations declamations fabulations defamations explanations excoriations insinuations incriminations discriminations victimizations imitations implications limitations importations demarcations regulations regimentations reprobations operations dark notations informations revelations reverberations obfuscations inclinations oscillations undulations inhalations exhalations circulations dog rotations - Brian A. J. Salchert

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Regarding This Journal - E10 - [ last modified: 2007-06-22 ] - salcherts weblog realization engenders changes Call me "dummy": in some ways I am; but just this afternoon did I realize--in going through Postures 2007 entries in need of updating--that however I choose to identify the subject of an entry does not relate to the coding I use internally. My weblog's most important entry can be accessed by placimg simply a 00260 (which is what is in the link above) in the subject section. What matters is what is in each of the AOL sections. An error in one or more of those sections will cause a fault screen to appear. - This realization means there may be some massive changes in the offing, at least internally. If I put "glue-in-your-shoe" in the subject area, that is what will display in that URI/URL externally. I will be testing some things. I've replaced the 00260 in the above link with an en dash ("-"), and it still links. 22JUN07: I've changed it back to as it should be. - 5:49 PM I took a calcium/eat break. In the subject space for this entry is: sw00293j-e10. I dropped the "-p" and added "-e10". Am considering changing it to: "sw293rtj-e10" since "rtj" stands for "Regarding This Journal" and "e10" is the "rtj" entry number. All this would remain code, but more specific code. Say I change this entry's subject to sw00293rtj-e10. I will then be forced to change "jr" to "rtjc" and change the codes of the prior nine "rtj" entries. Does Yellowstone care? Brian A. J. Salchert


George Starbuck - Have been reading his posthumous The Works, poems selected from five decades, edited by Kathryn Starbuck and Elizabeth Meese. The book itself was designed by Michele Myatt Quinn and printed and published by The Universtiy of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0380 Copyright © 2003 All rights reserved - Late last night I came upon "Daddy Gander's New Found Runes" wherein every few words so made me laugh I had to quit reading and take a breather. Three of its lines struck with such vigor my spirit brain immediately forced into my physical brain: And when she got there, she saw a cup. It was bored. I leave it to you to find out more. - The Works has a short yet generous and incisive forward by Anthony Hecht. Read it. I do not know how Mr. Hecht came to write this book's forward, but I am not aware of any other poet sufficiently knowledgeable to write what needed to be written. George Starbuck was indeed unique. I intend to read all of his poems in this book. That I am alive to do so is a blessing from God. That I am alive as a poet to do so is a blessing through God from George Starbuck, my first and/ major mentor when I was at Iowa (1965-67). - I am grateful to Ron Siliman for his link to an article about Kathryn Starbuck, and to Kathryn Starbuck and Elizabeth Meese for their editing of: The Works. - Brian A. J. Salchert

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


This Day's Poem tdp032707 30 By Way of Thanks to Gee what an excellent orgy of ribaldry getting this ever now sanity touching me after which rightfully-- being an underthing castaway-- kingdoms me. - Brian A. J. Salchert


Regarding This Journal - E9 - - rtj black mirror [ last modified: 2007-05-30 ] This page is essentially a list page, not a link page. ~ sprintedon spring 2006 recap - sw-p00260jlctr - Regarding This Journal (rtj) R T J info/links (rtjc) - 1976 in 2006 sonnets Sets poems Rooted Sky 2007 - Postures 2007 Venturings As It Happens - Information Opinions Notes to Nowhere - The Undulant Trees This Day's Poem - Autobio (a) Other Literary Persons - Math Cross-Disciplinary - Fond du Lac lyric narrative - Justan Tamarind fantasy epic (book 1) - Prayers in December - Brian A. J. Salchert


Math Twentieths Funky Bar Graph - and some nnss-related findings [ last modified: 2008-10-27 ] kestroke formula for bottom line: n + (n + 1) If you want to make a graph for twenty twentieths, you will need 20 + (20 + 1) bottom-line keystrokes. # 033107 insight which uses nnss terms: see at *** below and also an insight which uses non-nnss integers 032807 Note: n + (n + 1) is a natural number summation sequence formula when a term in the nnss is an odd integer. There are therefore only certain numbers which can be "n" numbers, and there is a pattern inherent in this set of numbers. 0 and 1 are the first pair of "n" numbers. 7 and 10 are the second pair of "n" numbers. 22 and 27 are the third pair of "n" numbers. 45 and 52 are the fourth pair of "n" numbers. What can be determined about these numbers? One: the difference between the numbers in each succeeding pair increases by a factor of 2. Two: the difference between the greater number in a given pair and the lesser number in the following pair increases by a multiple of 6. Three: notice how multiples of 8 relate to these "n" numbers. (8 x 0) - 0 = 0 / (8 x 1) - 7 = 1 (8 x 3) - 22 = 2 / (8 x 6) - 45 = 3 (8 x 10) - 76 = 4 / (8 x 15) - 115 = 5 - Stop. 22 - 7 = 15. (7 x 2) + 1 = 15. 45 - 22 = 23. (7 x 3) + 2 = 23. 76 - 45 = 31. (7 x 4) + 3 = 31. 115 - 76 = 39. (7 x 5) + 4 = 39. So, this difference group of numbers wherein the difference between terms is 8: 7, 15, 23, 31, 39, 47, 55, 63, 71, 79, n. - Now, (7 x 6) + 5 = 47. 47 + 115 = 162. (8 x 21) = 168. 168 - 162 = 6. - (7 x 7) + 6 = 55. 55 + 162 = 217. (8 x 28) = 224. 224 - 217 = 7. - (7 x 8) + 7 = 63. 63 + 217 = 280. (8 x 36) = 288. 288 - 280 = 8. - (7 x 9) + 8 = 71. 71 + 280 = 351. (8 x 45) = 360. 360 -351 = 9. - (7 x 10) + 9 = 79. 79 +351 = 430. (8 x 55) = 440. 440 -430 = 10. - 45 is both in the "n" number group and is a term in the nnss because 22 is in the "n" group and 22 + (22 + 1) = 45. - *** (7 x 0) + 0 = 0 (7 x 0) + 1 = 1 (7 x 1) + 0 = 7 (7 x 1) + 3 = 10 (7 x 3) + 1 =22 (7 x 3) + 6 = 27 (7 x 6) + 3 = 45 (7 x 6) + 10 = 52 (7 x 10) + 6 = 76 (7 x 10) + 15 = 85 (7 x 15) + 10 = 115 (7 x 15) + 21 = 126 # 0 + (0 + 1) = 1 | 1 + (1 + 1) = 3 7 + (7 + 1) = 15 | 10 + (10 + 1) = 21 22 + (22 + 1) = 45 | 27 + (27 + 1) = 55 45 + (45 + 1) = 91 | 52 + (52 + 1) = 105 - difference notes: pairs: 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50 < run: 14, 30, 46, n (beinning with 1): 1, 15, 45, 91, n > run: 18, 34, 50, n (beginning wirh 3): 3, 21, 55, 105, n ?: How can one tell from the "pairs" differences/ what the "< run" and "> run" integers are? Answer: Half of a pair difference times the pair difference equals an integer from which when the half of its pair difference is subtracted out = its "< run" # and from which when the half of its pair difference is added in = its "> run" #. Example: 14/2 = 7. 7 x 14 = 98. 98 - 7 = 91. 98 + 7 = 105. - 12:39 PM March 31, 2007 - This means that/ beginning with a positive "2" is a set of positive integers controlled by the positive even-number multiples of positive "8" from which the terms in the nnss (natural number summation sequense) can be derived. "98" is the fourth term in that set. Here is an initial look: 2 18 50 98 162 242 338 450 16 32 48 64 80 96 112 - How can one know that "7" is the essential positive integer associatedwith "98"?Enter termposition. 2 x 4 = 8, and and 8 - 1 = 7. How can one know that at term-position 4 the positive integer associated with it is "98"? This is a bit more difficult, and also contains a circular trap. This is the trap: 98 -2 = 96. 96/16 = 6. "6" is--if one accepts "0" as term 1 in the nnss--at term-position 4, with "1" being at term-position 2 and "3" being at term-position 3. So: time- out. [ Used my in-bold numbers in an advanced search and got a single result which is attributed to Joshua Zucker and the Castilleja School MathCounts club (joshua.zucher (AT) stanford, Nov 07 2002, and has to do with: Maximum number of regions the plane can be divided into using n (concave) quadrilaterals. Do what I did to learn more. ] This doesn't settle my quandary, which is quite different. It may be that the trap I exposed is actually a proof, but I desire a less circuitous answer. 98 - 4 = 94. 50 - 3 = 47. 18 - 2 = 16. 2 - 1 = 1. 15, 31, 47, n which suggests "n" will be 63. 63 + 94 = 157, and 162 - 5 = 157. So now yet another set of differences begins, but to what purpose? Obviously, 16 or (8 x 2) controls this set, and (63 + 1)/16 = 4. Perhaps I will return here tomorrow. Can't let this go. 2 + (16 x 1) = 18; 18 + (16 x 2) = 50; 50 + (16 x 3) = 98; 98 + (16 x 4) = 162. The only answer I can come up with is the term-position match answer, aided by knowing that if 2 less than a number in my in-bold set is evenly divisble by 16, that number may be correct. I must go again. 4:53 PM - Who stole the magic? 3 - 1 = 2. 10 - 6 = 4. 21 - 15 = 6. 36 - 28 = 8. 55 - 45 = 10. I am trying to see something. Toward that end I have left out "0". 50 is at term-position (t-p) 3, and (50 - 2)/16 = 3. If I let 50 be at t-p 5, then its position would match its -/+ difference. My in-bold numbers do pertain only to the odd nnss terms, but it appears I simply ought to make believe the even nnss terms still matter/ and assign only odd term positions to my in-bold numbers. What thinkest thou? Doing so woud certainly simplify matters. I am going to do it. So: How can one know that at t-p 7 the positive integer associated with it is "98"? 98/7 = 14, which appears to be at t-p 4 in the "pairs" run, but from here on will be at t-p 7 in that run. There are times when making believe has its advantages. - see my nnss entry - ~ # twentieths funky bargraph


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Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Twentieths - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - } first of twenty sections - .05 or 1/20 } second of twenty sections - - .10 or 2/20 or 1/10 } third of twenty sections - - - .15 or 3/20 } fourth of twenty sections - - - - .20 or 4/20 or 2/10 or 1/5 } fifth of twenty sections - - - - - .25 or 5/20 or 1/4 } sixth of twenty sections - - - - - - .30 or 6/20 or 3/10 ) seventh of twenty sections - - - - - - - .35 or 7/20 } eighth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - .40 or 8/20 or 4/10 or 2/5 } ninth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - .45 or 9/20 } tenth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - .50 or 10/20 or 5/10 or 2/4 or 1/2 } eleventh of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - - .55 or 11/20 } twelfth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - - - .60 or 12/20 or 6/10 or 3/5 } thirteenth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - - - - .65 or 13/20 } fourteenth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .70 or 14/20 or 7/10 } fifteenth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .75 or 15/20 or 3/4 ) sixteenth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .80 or 16/20 or 8/10 or 4/5 ) seventeenth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .85 or 17/20 ) eighteenth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .90 or 18/20 or 9/10 } nineteenth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .95 or 19/20 } twentieth of twenty sections - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.00 or 20/20 or 10/10 or 5/5 or 4/4 or 1/1 # Brian A. J. Salchert


Information: my day today - Just popping in to say good morning and change the date. I'm going to be gone for several hours, and possibly not be back online today since thunderstorms are expected here in Springfield, Missouri. May your day be pleasant and fruitful, Brian A. J. Salchert ~ 3:26 PM It appears I've returned. - No thunderstorms yet, not even any rain. ~ 6:14 PM Rain did come, but didn't stay long. ~ 8:59 PM Finally found out what AIM means, and I am not interested. ~ 9:24 PM Checked to see if a sprintedon spring search at Google or at Technorati would provide a link to this weblog. It does. Brian A. J. Salchert

Monday, March 26, 2007


This Day's Poem tdp032607 29 About sun & moon press my digitator - note: digitator = brain Brian A. J. Salchert


Math topics / links - [ last modified: 2008-10-16 ] # 1 The nnss: Natural Number Summation Sequence - 2 Brian Salchert's Personal Calendar - 3 Numbers Pertaining to My Personal Calendar - 4 Twentieths - 5 some nnss-related findings and twentieths funky bar graph - 6 termposition magic numbers generation for natural number summation sequence pairs - 7 The 6n elimination table - 8 10 and the 60n and 11 and the 66n - 9 Regarding a Use for 8 - 10 Regarding a Use for 11 - 11 Because of Fermat - 12 HTML colors: HEX and RGB - 13 Color Names and Digital Reality - 14 Revision of my Salchert's Calendar - 15 Konen Hart's Chain Method for Determining the Coefficients of a Binomial - 16 Stirling Numbers and Binomial Coefficients - 17 about subtracting squares - 18 page 2 of subtracting squares - 19 4 and squares - - Entries 20 through 32 form a single math project zenithed in entry 31. - 20 3zs5zs7zs - 21 3zs5zs7zs.part2 - 22 two 4-apart views of 3-term groups - 23 even square nature of 2-term nnss groups and how +1 and "8" use nnss terms to produce odd squares - 24 5-term groups and other paths into primes - 25 odd primes and digit addition - 26 digit addition families - 27 pown and pewn squares notes - 28 descension-by-squares groups - 29 my paired twin primes conjecture soft proof - 30 more views of my conjecture - 31 my paired twin primes proof - 32 DF note and squares da patterns - - 33 Goldbach conjecture fiddlings - 34 term position set theory related to paired integer square roots not divisible by "3" and their respective squares - 35 paired sets of squares using 4 divisor and the usefulness of 8 and terms in the natural number summation sequence for proving odd squares - 36 use straight line to find circumference - Brian A. J. Salchert


Numbers Pertaining to My Personal Calendar # 0 + 28 = 28 month one 28 + 28 = 56 month two 56 + 28 = 84 month three 84 + 28 = 112 month four 112 + 28 = 140 month five 140 + 28 = 168 month six 168 + 28 = 196 month seven 196 + 28 = 224 month eight 224 + 28 = 252 month nine 252 + 28 = 280 month ten 280 + 28 = 308 month eleven 308 + 28 = 336 month twelve 336 + 29 = 365 month thirteen (Love Month) 336 + 30 = 366 month thirteen (leap year Love Month) # 2007 085 04 1 1

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Opinions topics links - [ last modified: 2008-10-16 ] * 1 National DL ID - 2 Two Conclusions Regarding Human Nature - 3 On Terrorism / Imperialism / Dogmatism - 4 English Language - 5 Very Like a Whale's 10 Questions - 6 Of Language Poetry (as I Presently Understand It) and My Self - 7 Five Internet Decorum Thoughts - 8 Credit - 9 Earth's Environment - Brian A. J. Salchert


On Terrorism / Imperialism / Dogmatism Any human who believes s/he has the right (even worse, the duty) to enslave, imprison, mutilate, ostracize, kill/ any other human who does not maintain the same theological and/or philosophical tenets s/he does// is psychologically deficient. Humility, empathy, love, wisdom are not empty concepts/virtues. Dostoyevsky espoused the centrality of a sense of humor: that it is what makes one human, thereby intimating it is what keeps one human. Through Norman Cousins and others, we know that humor is beneficial to physical health. I say humor is a powerful intangible antioxidant which is also beneficial to spiritual health. Avoid tantrums, bullying, lording over. If you want another human to be as you are, to accept what you believe is right and true, allow that other human to do so naturally. S/he who fights evil/tryanny with evil/tyranny is a cancer. - o = opinion - Brian A. J. Salchert

Sunday, March 25, 2007


11 As It Happens - Though I don't have them often, there is a certain kind of dream I've been having for the last several years, and during the last of those years, these dreams have been wholly or partially lucid dreams at times. The oldest ones were mostly night audit dreams set in such a messed-up place that doing a night audit there was not possible. Besides, these places were not only messed up but also were usually dangerous. After my auditing nights ended, the dreams shifted to other maze places. Last night I lifted my osteo body and ep head into bed two hours earlier than I had been of late. I knew this meant I would be awake around 5:30 instead of 7:30, but I did it anyway. As it happened, I woke up three times before waking near 5:30. Each while I was asleep a partially-lucid maze dream appeared, but it was the same maze dream continuing. Toward the end of the fourth episode I was either on a winding staircase or on the lower of two balconies the staircase connected to, and below me was a woman with her back to me and upon her head was a brimmed hat. I knew she was my death-taken wife, but I kept yelling out Barbara at her, and was confused as to why she didn't respond. Finally, just before I woke, I realized I was yelling out the wrong name. - I am not sure which one, but in one of the episodes was a car with a driver and a front-seat passenger. He was the wildest driver I had even seen, squealing and sliding his hot toy through the streets of whatever city is was we were in. I feared for the safety of others, but there was nothing I could do. - This morning it occurred to me the presence of these dreams might have something to do with the ep medication I am on. ~ Florida has made it to the Final Four, but so has Ohio State. It would really be a twist if both these teams made it to the Championship round, and Ohio State beat Florida. Brian A. J. Salchert


Venturings ----------------------------------------- Though the following 41-part work is neither about nor for a someone bearing the name revealed in its title, it was inspired by a conspicuously-placed note/ from the co-worker who was so named. She was keeping track of her remaining days of employment at Holiday Inn-UC. She was a University of Florida student who was about to graduate; and--as to me-- I was born in 1941. 3-21--02 and 8-13-06 Brian Salchert ----------------------------------------- "The Forty-One Days of Kim" 1. And when the winds slit the dawn, gulls cried. 2. There was a once once, wasn't there? 3. A leaf so large, parched as it was, I dreamt it had from Atlantis come. 4. Tell me-- if you care to-- the directions you were given for releasing the past. 5. Such a maplenut heart, such a bittersweet soul continuance has! 6. On the trim of your scarf a ladybug waits for a reason to fly. 7. And, as I turned my head, an ivory full moon peered at me between the shade's curled edge and the window frame. 8. Be thou imperious as the live oaks; be thou conceding as the fireflies. 9. Sand breaking against my face, I am made to be still, to contemplate a scintillant white behind my/ shuttered eyes. 10. And where he walked, cattails stood. 11. And she who remembered everything broke from following him. 12. Silly, is it? Laugh then. Breezes do. 13. A feather? What is that to a chicken with its/ head chapped off? 14. Please, do not touch me. 15. Words/ scattered: colors, sounds, odors, tastes, the corked bottle bobs eternal. 16. Think not/ lest thou be tormented by termites. 17. Under that rock?! Yes. But--. Git! 18. Oh yah, you're sorry. Forget it. I'm not sorry about anything. I'm damn glad. I thought so. 19. Then, the proud one, seeing on the mowed lawn the song sparrow, dead, kept, being not so proud as some-- forever in his heart-- his error, his regret. 20. Walk softly where the troll sleeps. 21. Do you ever wonder why happening upon a miniscule yellow blossom made you smile? 22. Are you pleasedGod sometimes streaks your dungeon presents with cardinals? 23. So tired am I of hearing: "You can be whatever you want to be." So tired am I of hearing: "Find your passion." Follow your dream." Where the heart is, success is. So tired am I. --- Forget untethered optimism. Forget fame. Forget fortune. --- Out of who you are; out of what you've been given, deepen your self-understanding; reveal a self of maturing worth. That do. 24. Rancid remembrances? Only as hope does the future exist. Inspirit the now, the unending now. 25. Fate? Destiny? Supreme Love. 26. His wife, some while ago shocked to an unfamiliar consciousness, began, and continued, to see the slender sunlight mirages outside the window across the space from her recliner as icicles. 27. He who cannot be humble cannot be/ anything. 28. So, because of his jitters, he was totally in the wrong season on a homophone test; and so, because he/ is/ an INFP, his bleeding ego will not cease troubling his psyche with its sticky red. But does God care how well he didn't? Not a poop in a scoop. 29. Tell Dad I remember the smoke rings and the Graf Zeppelin stamps, and stretching the strings to keep the seed rows straight, and mixing the cement, and digging the postholes, and the weekly injections that kept me alive, and going to church, and the birds in the trees, especially the Baltimore Oriole. Tell Dad I remember love. 30. Entering his Metro, he heard a bzzzz coursing toward the passenger side. It! A bee? Likely, yet--. Stretching, he jarred the door, but the creature was ticking the window's top; so, one crank, & it flew/ free. Thank You, Lord. 31. Heading back to his vehicle at another place, a small grey animal like a mouse--he thought it was a mouse until he got close enough-- held his attention. Huh! It's a mole!* Not wanting to kill it or let it get killed, trapped as it was in this parking lot with concrete edges; still, not wanting to touch it either, he coaxed it around with his walking stick, taking/ extra time with it-- the rolly critter, often on its back, its feet flailing-- when it got up against a car wheel bumper it didn't seem to want to get away from. Finally, with the help of a couple broken pine twigs, he catapulted the estranged mole onto the pine-needled ground above/ where immediately/ its sharp- clawed feet/ dug in. 32. Where the circle ends, the circle begins. 33. Today I cleaned her glasses. --- It had been a while, and it took me a while. I had to use streams more water than usual, and wipes of several textures. --- They are back in the drawer where she keeps them at night. 34. On the Classical station-- out of ever again the goodness of God-- Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite" reaching into my childhood, infused as it was with limited but strong music and comprehensive books: birds, wild animals, words, worlds. 35. Just as the Gevanthaus Orchestra of Leipzig conducted by Paavo Jarvi began playing Dmitry Shostakovich's "Fifth Symphony" I began praying the first decade of the The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary: The Agony in the Garden, The Scourging at the Pillar, The Crowning with Thorns, The Carrying of the Cross, The Crucifixion and Death. Finishing somewhat ahead of the symphony's end, I filled that time/ both listening to the music/ and meditating on: the conditions of Man and the expressions of God. It was illuminating to know/ that that concert lived in 2001 on the eleventh of May, and that it was from the 13-concert series: "Pure Joy is a Serious Matter". 36. Rain/ with assurances of rain; and she/ gone: to the ever-after/ as the maple leaves: yellow, red, brown, drenched. 37. Early that night, his attention diverted by several kids, he strode from whatever it was he was doing/ and wrote: ~ "To Kids at Night" I don't care if you peek 'n' poke with your tat-a-tat smoke; but really, no joke, like the wondrous heart of an artichoke, go and enjoy; do not annoy, do not remind me of my young days and knocked-window ways; go jive and juke, sweet ghost, sweet spook, your improvised part where peace canstart: with I do care. 38. And then one midday the cat (unaware to him) was on the TV and about to jump-- as she liked to do but had long been prevented from doing-- onto/ the top of the door he had open too long because he was involved with his wife in a discussion concerning getting the mail and going to McDonald's; but which discussion, having concluded, he closed the door; and the cat, in a streak of anger, attacked & bloodied his right leg. So, now, she-- so often pleasant, but never to be trusted-- is in a ten-day quarantine, and will not be coming back. His wife? Deeptears. Deep disgust. It wasn't enough he had long been agrand disappointment; he now had to take/ take away that being she most loved. Would she now finish what the cat began? Or/ the cat? 39. Memories. The University of Iowa: 1965, '66,'67. There I was: in the Poetry Section of the Writers' Workshop; yet that day I was in the Math Library/ seeking a geometric proof of Fermat's Last Theorem; reading about Georg Cantor, and dreaming up/ Axioms on Infinity. 40. Somehow, it seems, I always live in a somewhere that does not exist. 41. Everyone went to Hell; but at the tolling of a bell everybody went back out/ to have a cup of sauerkraut. ---------------------------------------- * 12.24.05 ~ See line 8 of 31. (Possibly was a shrew but more likely was a deleterious vole.) Information before me reads: © 4-15-02 Brian Salchert -- around 3 months before my companion wife passed. ----------------------------------------- Brian A. J. Salchert

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Venturings Usta Mari an argumentative interior dialogue Contiguous uncertainties lash, linger, coalesce / agitate imaginations; & neither I nor you, Usta, orbiting Titan, nor anyone can ever be the possessor of imagination enough to end their frenzies. Yes, Rogo, and yet: I would know that to which everything is drawn and out of which is created anew! So would we all, Usta. So would we all. Consciousness!-- O holy inscrutable universe, how pitilessly you blister my mind! Ah! laughter of swirling galaxies, how radiantly you humble us! Go home, Rogo. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Insolent robot! Do I have to teach you the whole of history over again? Robot?! Now listen, Usta, I may have more mechanical parts, but I'm just as human as you are. Besides, I love you. Rogo, blast you, I-- what's the use: our situation, allowing us time to sit and talk, we may as well, and let words happen as they will. Rahdillderish flumerflum eee yah whippy zoo. Rogo! Yes. What's with you?! One moment you're heavy; the next you're light. Maybe I should check for a short circuit? Now who's the robot? Okay, okay. You know--that's a little nothing I've learned to throw in to fill up space-- I sure am glad we had loneliness training. A willingness to imagine and pray to a god definitely helps. Logic, for all its value and beauty, doesn't suffice: there will always be theories superbly constructed we cannot prove. You remember Lawrence Deysach's stunning remark: "Math is the highest art.". Yes, I remember, young poet that I was. I also remember how 6 years later Life magazine's Michael Grost story moved me to haunt The University of Iowa's Math Library, and especially how my dabbling there with concepts of infinity to the point of forming my own axioms sparked ambient tinglings from my galvanized heart. Sloppy, sloppy. Well, what would you say? My molecules danced, an sang like spring. Hm. Isn't imagination curious? Definitively. You, Usta, Usta Mari, and I, Rogo, Rogo Astras exist because of imagination, incredible specks of consciousness that we are, constantly casting our baited questions into the infinite, reeling in our catches, pulsing with wonder, investigating, assimilating, re-creating! So, as our craft orbits, our minds orbit, and the rings of our words. And we are married & married, and the years of our growings fixed and revealed, and the rainbows of thought. [ This playlet was written in the 1980's after I had read Lawrence Lipking's The Life of the Poet. I made a few minor changes while I was posting it. ] Brian A. J. Salchert

Friday, March 23, 2007


10 As It Happens - When it rains quietly, nearby above is a metal thing upon which the rain's sounds seem like a tune being played on a distant marimba. This morning I found possible words for the chorus of that tune: Whoooole an-nd gentle Is the only way I need you; the only way I want you.. ~ Pulling the left edge of the drape in my living room back/ to ostensibly check the sky, which moments ago was ridge cloudy, my eyes fixed on the staunch bush I had taken several photographs of when ice sheathed it: scintillant ice when the sun shone. This day it is pushing forth light green leaves and white blossoms. ~ Yesterday I slid into my docs space and cleaned up Usta Mari, and then printed both it and The Forty-One Days of Kim. Not sure I'll be posting them today in Venturings, but I may. ~ In The Best American Poetry 2006: Billy Collins, Editor | David Lehman, Series Editor is "Toward Some Bright Moment", a poem by Stephen Dobyns which centers on experience, reflection, empathy, regret, and self-knowledge. In my inner self, I applauded Stephen, and thanked him. ~ Mutt Object - "Dog On" Matching mongrels merrily marching mountainous miles ~ Much of this afternoon, as dark rolls of clouds coursed from northwest to southeast, rain with thunder & lightning and/or thunder & lightning and/or thunder coursed with them. So, after unplugging my computer system a second time, I moved my surge protector, monitor, cpu, and keyboard/mouse/modem/phone table to locations I am more comfortable with. I sit on a medical stool three feet from my monitor. I also changed how the keyboard and mouse wires connected to the cpu, and how the cord for the surge protector ran to the wall socket I plug it into. - It has become my habit when thunder grumbles/ to turn my computer off if I am using it. [ Partly because it is programmed to turn itself offwhen I am away from it for ten minutes, I do not leave it on unless I return to it in less than seven minutes to make afew key strokes so it "knows" I do not intend to shut downyet. ] If I hear thunder grumbles more than one time, I shut this system down, unplug the phone/highspeed jack, turn off the surge protector, and unplug the protector's cord. I would unplug the protector's cord before turning the protector off, but I have sometimes noted sparks from sockets in this place when I was unplugging a cord. Paranoia? Some sometimes. Brian A. J. Salchert

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Regarding This Journal - E8 - R T J links/contents - [ last modified: 2007-10-20 ] After I confirmed S H's main links code is searchable it became unsearchable due to its presence in entries such as this one. I am here beginning the process of removing it from this and those entries. Happily, it now appears S H's other "sw" codes can be used for searching. S H's Journal Links Center code is this journal's most important, and I'm still going to set a link to it at or near the top of each new entry. So, if you find an entry you like, just remember or note its "sw" code up to the en dash (if it has an en dash) with 2 exceptions: I've allowed this journal's initial entry and its sitemap/index/links entry to retain the "sw-p" prefixal. Place your cursor over the Journal Links Center link above right to see its code. ~ (22MAR07) I finished making one corrective run through Rooted Sky 2007 and am in the process of making a second run. Postures 2007 is next on my agenda. Even after those are properly updated, there will be more updating to do, though most of that will be of a more amorphous nature. Brian A. J. Salchert


This Day's Poem tdp032207 28 Okay then, just in case you need to know: I don't drive: neither golf balls nor vehicles. Sometimes I drive either myself or another to some distraction. Other times I try to drive a point home if I can go that far if that point chooses to ride with me. Yesterday I drove a nail into a snit. Forget those footballs, soccer balls. Do wish I could determine how and why and where to drive what may. - - - [ There is a subliminal ending to the above which can be deduced. ] - Brian A. J. Salchert

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


9 As It Happens - My apartment is on the ground level, which at this complex means/ there is a walkway over my head. Also, my apt is at the north end, and the mail boxes are at the south end. Good thing it was warm today because when I got near the stairs at the south end it seemed I was walking through a wind tunnel. The pines and the flowering trees nearby were a hoppin' and a boppin'. It made me wonder what the average daily wind speed in this Springfield is. ~ I do want to get back to posting more poems. There are two for my Venturings I am "anxious" to post, but I still have hours of work to do on the internal pages of two completed volumes in this journal; and, tedious as that work is, I want to get this cyber-abode in order. Usta Mari, an interior dialogue between two parts of my psyche, in which an astronaut and his robot companion are cicling Saturn's Titan; and The Forty-One Days of Kim, which begins imagistically but then moves into difficult (though not difficult to understand) snippets of autobiography before the strange vision comprising its final "day", are those pieces, a word I am using because the former may be more a playlet than it is a poem. ~ Last night I made a contact many upon being told of would respond to with the question: "What did you do that for?" The contact I made was with a living human. It was a voice-to-voice contact. I am saying no more other than that it was brief and cordial. ~ Have a sprintedon autumn. - [ A sprintedon is a tiny mythical dinosaur I imagined years ago and tried to write a poem about. I am not sure where that poem is now. ] Brian A. J. Salchert

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Regarding This Journal - E7 - code enhancements [last modified: 2007-10-20 ] 032907 update: "-p" is being dropped, and "j" for an entry in the R T J series is now "rtj" and each wil have entry info appended as, e.g., "-e1". - 032107 update: Have changed code for E3 R T J: Journal Codes Center new code is: Sooner or later it had to happen. I am mulling over code changes. My codes are semi-experimental. I am in one of my heuristic realms regarding them. Two possibilities are: dropping the "-p"; and, since there are so many of them, adding either a "-poem" or "-poems". Should I decide to do one and/or the other, it may lead to further changes. Say I changed my "sw-p00077rs" to sw00077rs-poem" because I felt doing so would make that location more user-friendly. Will return here/ when I've/ made a decision. ~ No solid decision yet, but I did discover via trying it in several blog-centered seach engines/ the best first choice is to do a Salchert's Weblog search. As of this moment (PM 4:17) it appears I am not going to make any changes. Brian A. J. Salchert

Monday, March 19, 2007


8 As It Happens - I am not now nor do I ever expect to be/ selling anything of mine through this site. I am creating this site (with AOL's help) for two reasons: information and enjoyment. Learning and sharing are important to me. ~ Earlier this afternoon I counted 17 slate-colored juncos in the yard space north of this apartment complex. It is likely there were more, but they flit about so frequently/ counting them is difficult. Two robins were among them, one squirrel was near them, and overhead on a telephone wire was a mourning dove. I reside in the northeast sector of/ Springfield, Missouri. ~ As you may know, from mid-June 1982 to 02DEC06, I was a Gainesville, Florida, resident. As you may not know, I attended the Florida Gator O'Connell Center men's basketball National Championship celebration. Billy Donovan's men did make it into the Sweet Sixteen this year, but they have had a harder time of it; and #2 Georgetown might well be a king wacker. - I am a Wisconsin native, but a cousin of mine who also is a Wisconsin native is a Georgetown alumnus. ~ Here is a Mutt Object on the Gator section: "Why Not" Now I've been through this about five times, and I never noticed the "it" missing. - Oh, yah, it's missing. - Brian A. J. Salchert

Sunday, March 18, 2007


00 Regarding This Journal - E6 - (links/contents) [ last modified: 2008-10-17 ] E1 Code Decision Entry 6mar07entry - E2 AOL plus 7mar07entry - E3 salcherts weblog code system - E4 Journal Links Center information 16mar07entry - E5 18MAR07 Status Update and 19MAR07 Concluding Note 18mar07entry - E6 this entry links.entry1 - E7 code enhancements (?) (?) 20mar07entry - E8 sw-p00260jlctr is externally searchable 22mar07entry - E9 rtj black mirror (sw contents list) 28mar07entry - E10 realization leads to journal changes 29mar07entry - E11 journal name/ & journaling thoughts 4apr07entry - E12 journal personal entry codes and colors 8apr07entry - E13 change info pertaining to external links 18may07entry - E14 Sprintedon Hollow Updating 30may07entry - - E15 update: with notes about my 9 SH books of poems 22aug07entry - Brian A. J. Salchert


Regarding This Journal - E5 - R T J (links/contents) - 18MAR07 Status Update Although the updating of this Salchert's Weblog is far from complete, my progress has beeen substantial. I will be using (except where it is not practical to do so) the font size three AOL's program herein has. If the darker of the two fonts seems a bit large, as to me it does, I've chosen it because that font's size two seems too small. Better to display an easily readable font. - Had forgotten I had begun a series of entries entitled: Regarding This Journal. So, when its presence showed, I got to thinking I ought to set up a link entry for it. That only a few presently exist did not ensure there would not be many at some time. This led to changing entry titles an "j" codes, and links, et cetera. I settled on 'jr" for the links/content entry, and I changed my code system page from "jc" to "jcs". There is a pure "jc" entry: it lists the 2006 contents of this journal/weblog. - Moments ago I finally tracked down a site on which was a clear explanation of the difference between URL & URI. I also learned there that URL has been deprecated. URI is now the preferred term: it means Universal Resource Identifier as opposed to: Universal Resource Locater. I, therefore, replaced "URL" with "URI" in several places. It may be somewhat like exchanging a tit (URL) for a tat (URI), but tat's where it's at. - Anyhow, here is a re-explanation: I have an "http" URI, whose primary section is "" followed by a screen name section followed by what I am currently using to identify my journal's location. The next sections required by AOL's configuration for more exactly IDing the location of as-yet-not-evident information are: "entries/2007/03/18/". The section following these is determined by a journal's author. Until I concluded I needed logical brief URI's, some of what I chose to insert in that next-to-last section was too unwieldy in the extreme, even if they were logically descriptive. I saw that anAOL-assigned entry number was always present in the final section, but that the number in one entry did not guarantee that the next entry's number would always be greater by 1. This was the catalyst which initiated my moving away from plain language codes to codes which included in-order numbering. Fine, but I needed to somehow identify the source of these numbers and also the meaning of them. So, after some pondering, I chose to begin each of these codes with "sw", repesenting Salchert's Weblog. I then thought it best to insert a hyphen after my "sw" so as not to intermix it with the entry-proper coded information. I thought about using "e" next, but I did not really want to. I thought about not using any letter, but I did not really want to do that either. In the end I chose "p" because it could mean either post or page. In this manner "sw" and "p" became my prefixal letters. This, however, was insufficient, since no reader of "sw- p00001" would ever be able to figure out what that code referred to. As I did not want to use real words, I knew I would need to provide an entry where explanations for my codes could be found. This I have done, but it will never be a finalized page so long as my/ weblog exists, and I--or some other--is able to / cares to tinker with it. Here is the next-to-last section code for that page: sw-p00254jcs. The "jcs" means "journal code system". It is among what I call my suffixal letters. These letters are the ones which point to what an entry holds. They do not reveal much beyond a category, but I feel// they are sufficient. - This will zip you to salcherts weblog codes center. - 19MAR07 Concluding Note - I know about RDF and OWL but have no clue about them otherwise, and I feel no urge to find out. I do know and do use simple HTML (in a particular format I learned last year from someone's site--a someone I am grateful to but do not recall) in the javascript environment provided by AOL. - I prefer simple HTML. - Acronyms are used extensively in our world, and early this morning while yet in bed, I began pondering the use of letter codes in what might be called the URL part of a URI. That pondering evolved into wondering if it would be possible to construct--perhaps one already exists--an acronym dictionary that would be practical enough to serve as a basis for online letter codes. I almost immediately encountered a barrier because many specific letter strings, such as "BAJS" are--just do a search and you will see--acronymsfor dozens of organizations and businesses and, and--. Still, a start is a start. - The idea is to create logical, brief, unique URI's, and in my case/ the conjunction of what matters to AOL and what has come to matter to me, I believe, achieves that. I am at "http://" "". The sreen name I am using is unlike any other in the kingdom of AOL. These two location facts alone guarantee uniqueness. Yes, it may be that someone else is using the same letters I am to identify his/her journal/weblog/blog's name; but not with the same screen name in AOL. The URI weblog name I have is only four characters, and it is inherently logical. It was not so when I began my journal. Am I boasting? No. After all, I say the logic in the URI weblog name I have is inherent because it is an acronym rather than a verifiable name. The point of it is: brevity. Brian A. J. Salchert

Saturday, March 17, 2007


Other Literary Persons Contents [ last modified: 2008-10-17 ] - 1 their place in the heat - 2 Bill Knott, poet - 3 2 Poets: David Antin and Denise Levertov - 4 P&W Magazine Note - 5 Andrew Shields translation of Durs Grunbein essay - 6 poet Kay Ryan - 7 "To Whomsoever Thinks It's Over, or Should Be" - 8 Poet Presences: Kyger / Rich - 9 Jorie Graham via Bill Knott - 10 George Starbuck - 11 some 1965-67 Iowa Poetry Workshop classmates - 12 my belief my life's a plethora of mysteries which are not random - 13 Jeremy Prynne, British poet - Brian A. J. Salchert


This Day's Poem tdp031707 25 Assuming Shapes I am a try angle, or an ask where, even a Sir Cull. Did you ever trap a zoid, or get trapped by an ob long? When I get angry enough I sometimes acquire the power to reck tangles. Usually, though, I prefer to peer amid. ------- Brian A. J. Salchert


7 As It Happens Two 03-15-07 events - - Everything in life is the result of the connections of/between incomprehensible mysteries. This came to me this morning when I was pondering the how-did-it-come-to-be matter of my poem "From a third-floor window" in my Postures 2007 book of poems as I was gathering the info needed to provide a proper link to each poem therein. A series of questions arose. How was it I, a visting poet, was assigned to visit Whitehall High School and Arcadia High School in western Wisconsin? Why was I on the third floor of the Whitehall High School during the noon hour? What moved me to enter the empty room I did? Why did I walk over to look out a window in that room? Why was a portion of the schoolyard visible from that window? How was it two girls were building a snowman there? Why was it my turning away from their activity once they had the snowman built to their satisfaction a signal choice? Why did I return to that window? Why was that decision also important? Was it because of what I did and what I saw that I was inspired to write a poem about it? One could go on and on with such questions. As it happened, I did show that poem to the woman who was overseeing my visit, and two of its lines were published in that high school's newspaper. Those two lines are: For my memory's sake I turn from it - - Later on 3-15-07 I got a call from my eldest sister wanting to know if I had ever heard of a certain mathematician named Ivan Panin. She told me he had discovered a multiples-of-7 thread in the Bible which he made public in 1942. I had not heard of him but I did become intrigued. I told her I would do a name search. The search I did was: Ivan Panin mathematician. I decided to choose the lead result: I will not insist here that you should believe what is to be found there, but I do recommend reading what is there. Brian A. J. Salchert


This Day's Poem Contents - [ last modified: 2008-10-15 ] - 40 poems including ditty 04-01-07: - On this day of pranks and fools, I am officially ending my This Day's Poem project. Brian A. J. Salchert - - 24 links to tdp entries will today (03/17/07)-- St. Patrick's Day [ clovers of four before your door ]-- along with tdp date information pertaining to each/ be placed here: - 1: tdp102906 - Wholeness | Holiness tdp101906 - Figuring It - 2: tdp092806 - After Reading a Steve Gehrke Poem and tdp092906 - After Reading a Steve Gehrke Poem (a re-vision) - 3: tdp092906 - Bone Ache tdp093006 - Five Lines from G'ville tdp100106 - Note tdp100206 - A Turn on "Note" - 4: tdp110806 - So He Said tdp043007a - Tonality 1 tdp043007b - Tonality 2 tdp043007c - Tonality 3 - 5: tdp110906 - What You Do Not Know - 6: tdp111706 - Late Flash tdp111806 - The Other Day - 7: tdp120306 - Remembering - 8: tdp122706 - The Man on the Bench - 9: tdp122006 - 3 - 10: tdp010807 - As You Wish - 11: tdp030807 - Ice Storm - 12: tdp011407- And So We Met-- - 13: tdp011507 - And I? - 14: tdp011507/011607 - This - 15: tdp011607 - This Day's What? - 16: tdp011607b - My Birthday Party Could Not Be - 17: tdp011907 - What You Make of It - 18: tdp012007 - Intersections - 19: tdp020707 - Valentine Ditty - 20: tdp020707b - Miner Poet - 21: tdp021307 - As the Desk Lamp Flickers - 22: tdp022107 - Epitaph - 23: tdp022707 - Turn - 24: tdp030907 - Rising - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25: tdp031707 - Assuming Shapes - 26: tdp032007 - As the Muse Directs - 27:  tdp032107 - Choose YourDevotion - 28: tdp032207 - Okay then, - 29: tdp032607 - About - 30: tdp032707 - By Way of Thanks to - 31: tdp033007 - Darn You, Geo-- Star-- - Brian A. J. Salchert

Friday, March 16, 2007


The Undulant Trees Contents - [ last modified: 2008-10-17 ] - After thinking about it for 3 days, I've decided this book is complete. - 01: 3 poems and 5 mutt objects PM, p.m., pm, uh How Quiet It Is Where I Walk For Emily The Illusion of Time Contextual Observation It Is Over Statement - 02: 4 poems Janice, Poetry To Lord Byron What is a word, - 03: 3 poems Who Am I? Before Sleep Banter - 04: 1 ditty and 6 poems She || Praise the Lord! This Frightening Balance Girls and Grasses In Winter's Tedious Nights Sometimes a person Wisconsin Impression - 05: 2 poems The Poem (v2) Form & Style - 06: 2 poems The Dance Fishing at Dawn - 07: 3 poems Just before dark Committees Breakfast Gossip - 08: 3 poems In Charleston More than anything else Young maple, - 09: 1 poem E v e n i n  g - 10: 3 poems The Poet and the Words A Little Something Armageddon - 11: 2 poems Mo-Ho Community 1's Story Mo-Ho Community 2's Story - 12: 3 poems Emblazoned Elm And So, Gods, - 13: 3 poems The Answer Wedding Prayer FYI - 14: 2 poems At the Wheel Reflection - 15: 4 poems Haiku 2 . . . . 1 . . . . 2 . . . . 3 - 16: 4 poems . . . . 4 . . . . 5 . . . . 6 . . . . 7 - 17: 3 poems . . . . 8 . . . . 9 . . . . 10 - 18: 7 poems . . . . 11 . . . . 12 Implant Counter Fit Ouvreeahd What the? 8 from 1 - 19: 1 poem In Form at Ion - 20: 1 poem Capitalism's Sweet Prize - 21: 3 poems Indoctrination Farmed Out Implicated - 22: 1 poem Open the Drapes - 23: 2 poems Invitation Tensions - 24: 3 poems Lunar 1 Lunar 2 Lunar 3 - 25: 1 poem Three Moods - 26: 1 poem Sweet Ruse - 27: 3 poems Cherry Mars Trussed Invader For - 28: 4 poems Postscript to Doctor Zhivago Because I Move As I Said My Walking Stick - 29: 1 poem (with dandelion picture) Blinks - 30: 1 poem Funning with my imagination - 31: 2 poems And Who Am I? At 47 - 32: 2 poems As the Eye Can See Yes, Archibald MacLeish, - 33: 3 poems Suddenly A Spinner of Emptiness Arthur Joe - 34: 1 poem The Ghost in the Dumpster - 35: 1 poem Bell - 36: 1 poem 5 AM - 37: 1 poem Out There - 38: 2 poems Opportunity April's End - - Brian A. J. Salchert


Information Contents - [ last modified: 2008-10-17 ] - - about my early poems - saving mobile home community - calendars - Salmonella Alert - my day today - listeria info - Brian A. J. Salchert


Salmonella Alert which you may be aware of: 2111: these four numbers begin the product code on jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter which, according to information provided by ConAgra, should be returned to the store from which it was purchased from for a full refund. Also, if you have have gotten sick or are getting sick, you should contact your doctor immediately. ConAgra is working with the FDA on this. - Today is Friday, March 16, 2007, and I just learned this this afternoon at a store here in Springfield, Missouri, because I was running low on my Peter Pan reduced fat creamy peanut butter. I have not gotten sick, and I do not feel sick at this moment. However, I do have a somewhat compromised immune system, and I am 66, and the product code on my jar here does begin with 2111. - To repeat: product code begins with 2111 Brian A. J. Salchert

Regarding This Journal - E4 - special information R T J (links/contents) - [ last modified: 2007-10-20 ] - 04 08 07 In the following note I refer to "Salchert's Weblog": I have since abandoned that name in favor of the name at the top of this entry. BAJS ~ 03 16 07 Due to a search engine practice, I, while eating breakfast, decided I am going to place a hyperlink to this journal's Links Center at the top of each of the entries in Salchert's Weblog. I am doing this because the only way to use my journal effectively-- in the semantic web manner I here am (as I learned Wednesday via Feedster) emulating--requires referring to my Journal Links Center. It is this journal's Site Map; but it is so in its own way, and while what name one gives to it should not matter, I prefer the name I (after having chosen two prior names) have chosen. For however long it takes, my next project is inserting a hyperlink to my Journal Links Center on each of the other 260 entries in this journal. Brian A. J. Salchert

Thursday, March 15, 2007


As It Happens Contents - 6 - [ last modified: 2008-10-17 ] - This log-within-a-log is a recent inclusion. So far there are only 5 such, but this is 6, and 7 is not far behind. Ideas for it wait in my brain. I had hoped to present it tonight, but I may let it simmer. - The 5 prior entries are: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 this entry - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 Sprintedon Hollow is this journal's new name. - 13 September and - Brian A. J. Salchert

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Venturings [ last modified: 2008-10-15 ] Although there are only three available puzzle pieces of this projected book of poems, my desire to provide access to them is the impetus for this entry. As to the vestibular homily with which this book opens, it is not from my perspective a poem; but I feel it belongs in this yet ethereal book, and in/ the primary position. - 1 When You Are Young vestibular homily - 2 At First to Poets - 3 ***** *** *** ***** - - 4 Usta Mari playlet - 5 The Forty-One Days of Kim - 6 HOLIDEX: TEST 2 - 7 Humankind - 8 I'm tired of life, - 9 After the Apple - 10 A Look In - 11 U - vowel chant - 12 Given the Chance & the Time, - 13 Sprintedon - - 14 What It Is - 15 Channelled Octet - 16 My Country, Whither Thee? - 17 Split Nine - 18 Leaves Scattering Across the Deck - 19 Distant Past Distant Future - 20 An Austin, Texas, Easter - 21 Good Woman - 22 Saying Good-bye - 23 Pride - 24 Axiom - 25 Then Millicent Said - 26 Homily - 27 The Anger in Me Is So Deep, So Old, Nothing Gets Through - 28 Spring Reflections: 1973 - 29 As In a Mirror - 30 Michelangelo, - 31 A Cardinal of Consciousness - 32 Birth - 33 April 18, 1970 (Saturday) - 34 End Around - 35 Words for Walt - 36 Dead in Time - 37 Remember This - 38 Retrenchment - 39 Stages - 40 Commencement - 41 Holy Saturday 2008-03-22 - 42 The Guardian - 43 World Without - Circa 1983 I wrote what I called Odysseus Songs, but they are not songs really, and since I am not quite sure what to call them, today when I placed them in this journal/ I simply said they were ten pieces. 2008-05-22 44 1. Entrance Part I: Odysseus 45 2. Remembering 46 3. Singing the Man 47 4. Passages Part II: Telemachus 48 5. His Presence 49 6. Preparing to Find Odysseus 50 7. Praying by the Sea Part III: Odysseus at Sea 51 8. Trials 52 9. Under the Cyclops 53 10. Interlude - 54 Angle of Vision - 55 The Poem - - Brian A. J. Salchert

Monday, March 12, 2007


Journal Links Center or site map [ last modified: 2009-01-08 ] - [ 2007-06-15 ] This journal has inherent URL permalinks in that its entries are sequentially coded. However, knowing the numerical code is insufficient. The note beneath this one shows the code for the 11-03-06 entry, but it just struck me that because of the en (-) after sw/ I should ignore putting in sw- when I want to get to that entry. So I went to Google; and saw I was (palindrome) right. I had been thinking that Google had not caught up with me, and I had been thinking this for several months, when it was I who had not caught up with Google. The second I did a p00001aqi search, that entry was returned. It is necessary to know the letters connected to each entry's number. Say an entry herein is: (a location I have not gotten to yet) and a searcher wants to access it. Using, preferably, the sw00511a portion; or the portion will access it. Therefore, if a searcher knows either, the rest of the URI/URL can be ignored. Some would say this is dangerous, but the Internet experience is dangerous anyway. Also, I recently changed certain codes, but I am trying to settle into stable routines. - [ 2007-06-12 ] p00001aqi is this journal's initial entry - 11/03/06 - [ 2007-05-05 Special Note ] * * * 03 12 07 It is too soon to be doing this, but circumstances today have contrived to so depress me I've decided to build a links center to my major pages anyway. It may not even be necesary to have a page such as this one, but--. ~ Update 03 13 07 About 4 AM this morning I awoke and went into the bathroom. While there "Node Post" slid up from my below-ground brain, moving my above-ground brain to dicker with it. Result?: I have changed "Node Post" to "Node Contents" and the suffixal to: nodec which I prefer to pronounce node'eck but suspect it will most often be pronounced no'deck, in which case I prefer the pronouncer to see "know" instead of "no". I could change the suffixal to "knowc" wherein the "know" would mimic MS's "Knowledge" and the "c" would stand for "center" instead of "contents". Perhaps. - It is PM 3:09 and I have changed the above code yet again. It is jlctr for journal links center. Also, the head link on this page goes to where you can [2007-04-29: peruse codes used.] - [2008-10-13] Sprintedon Migrasaurus's] Sprintedon Migrasaurus codes center Much of what follows relates to then, not to now; but once I finish renovating I may only continue to post Scatterings poems. ~ Update 03 15 07 Yesterday I added a Venturings post at 1243 (sw-p00261vc) which provides links to the 3 available pieces from that in progress book of poems. It may be a while before I place online others I have chosen for this book as I am still feverishly in the midst of getting what is online in order. - Though its individual pages need cleaning up, I did manage to provide links to those pages of Rooted Sky 2007 at 917 (sw-p000063rsc) which may be connected to from this page. - 1243(sw-p00261vc) may also be connected to from this page. See below. - Today I plan to provide the links for the pages in Postures 2007. The links are in. It is PM 6:51. ~ Update 03 17 07 It would be worth your while to visit 2007/01/05/sw00057jc-2006recap Journal Entries Recap for 2006 ~ Update 03 18 07 There is a Regarding This Journal series in this weblog, and as (of this date) I have no idea how lengthy this series will become, my next entry will be a links/contents page for it. - Regarding This Journal (links/contents) sw00272rtjc links.entry1 - - code system explanations - 01.14.08 note: In August of 2007 I constucted an introductory entry with links to the 9 completed books of my poems at that time, each of which has an original version (o v) date here. I am therefore deleting the links here and putting in a link to that entry after June 2007. Three previously published books have new names: 1 1976 Today sonnets o v: 1980 - 2 Sets 5 sets of old poems o v: 2007 - 3 Rooted Sky 2007 first official book o v: 1972 - 4 Postures 2007 poems o v: 1980 - 5 This Day's Poem e-chap o v: 2007 - 6 Justan Tamarind fantasy epic: Book I o v: 1966 - 7 Fond du Lac lyric narrative o v: 1967 - 8 Prayers in December chapel e-chap o v: 1975 - 9 June 2007 book of poems o v: 2007 - [2008-10-13] introduction w/links to the 9 books above - Venturings book: 1 homily/53 poems/1 playlet w/ links sw00261vc linksentry8 completed June 1, 2008 - As It Happens journal: contents w/ links sw00262aihc linksentry12 - Information entries: contents w/ links sw00265ic linksentry15 - The Undulant Trees book of poems w/ links sw00266utc linksentry9 completed April 30, 2008 - Notes to Nowhere contents w/links sw00015nnc linksentry14 - Other Literary Persons contents w/ links sw00270olpc linksentry11 - Opinions topics links sw00283oc linksentry13 - Math topics links sw00285mathc linksentry5 - Autobio topics links (includes poems e-chap) sw00316ac linksentry4 - images (piks) in Sprintedon Hollow sw00490piksc linksentry17 - Seminary 1961-62 chapbook of 7 poems sw00533semc linksentry18 completed February 8, 2008 - where-to-find info for st journal/diary entries sw00783stc general locator st=Sprintedon Tracker - Song Lyrics sw00797slc linksentry19 - Edges of Knowledge (an unplanned autobiography) sw00805ekuac linksentry20 - Scatterings in-progress book of poems sw00958sc linksentry21 - 2 tangential (t) entries - these may or may not be of interest Technorati-related blog entry for blog-related tests - Also sw00099j-flowbreaknote 2007-01-23 and sw00429xdspny-math.poetics 2007-05-19 and sw00008orp-prayer (for Iraqi dictator) 2006-11 - . . for copyright information see at bottom of old S H homepage ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brian A. 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Yes. - I think I'll hunt up my several aphorisms for this entry, but I do have one to share before I enter the rest. * Do not let your life wend on, nowhere going, nowhere gone. - [ 24APR07] * Let every day be a holy day. - Sometimes the unexpected is just what we've been looking for. - Risk something; lose something. Risk something; gain something. Risk nothing; learn nothing. - Failure is only failure when Despair enters to rule and ruin. - Always be ready to innovate. - Sometimes things/ just are as they are; & there's nothing you can do about it. - So, I can crawl/ into smaller places, but I cannot leap/ into Michael Jordon spaces. - You can always be more than you think you can be. - When it comes to learning, the opportunities are everywhere. - Do not shun the safety nets in your doing and going. You know why. - I find it curiously pertinent that the word "irate" can be seen as: "I rate". - If one needs to be a parent, one needs to be apparent. - Say to yourself: I am [your name], so I have been told. Now ponder this. - Though it may not seem worth it/ to try & try, do not ever/ let hope die. Brian A. J. Salchert

Sunday, March 11, 2007


How Graduate Record Exam Altered My Life In June of 1982 Janice (my companion wife) and I moved into Gainesville, Florida, as I was preparing to begin working as a new night auditor at Holiday Inn-West. Within the next two years I took two computer courses, one computer math course, and two other courses, one of which was a basic accounting course, at Santa Fe Community College. One fellow co-worker urged me to seek a degree in Accounting. Accounting was not at all a discipline I was interested in, but I thought it worthwhile to give it a try. Doing so meant I needed to study for, take, and score high enough on a GRE. As I began readying for that exam a latent interest in mathematics moved me to swerve from my central interests: poem- making, poetics, and literary criticism. - Last week I borrowed Harold Bloom's The Best Poems of the English Language from a library here in Springfield, Missouri. That act led me to do a search which took me to Trevor Dodge's site where, because of that social philosopher's recent death, I first became aware of Jean Baudrillard. I sent an email to Mr. Dodge who emailed back. He suggested going to Wikipedia as a fair amount of Baudrillard information is available there. He also said that if I do read any of Baudrillard's works I should initially read Simulacra and Simulations. I, unlike many others, do not believe in coincidences. Well-- that deep (sometimes dry) subject--I am in the habit of linking to Silliman's Blog every few days. Not many hours ago was the last time I was there, and the first entry I saw and began to read/ shortly made me suspect I was heading into a lengthy discourse and that--though his name had/ not yet appeared--it was somehow in its Cyborg focus going to center on Jean Baudrillard; and when it did, I thought: how could Silliman have engendered this so quickly. Well, again, he didn't, at least not recently. It's the transcript of a talk he gave at the University of Montana in 1989. Even so, the fact it was there when it was on his Blog unhinged me a bit, just as did Baudrillard's remark about America-- which I moments ago found via a search--being "the only remaining primitive society". - So, out of this, what? Baudrillard says: "a copy of a copy of a copy" and Silliman says: "I'm a poet." If there is any reality at all, wherein is it; and to what degree is it there? Roarshock: If I think of "blast it all", I think of Hiroshima, and "culpa, culpa, mea maxima culpa"; if I think of "bite me", I think of blood and certain dogs. Reality: is it that you want? I'm here to tell you that a couple of falls on my epileptic head told me a thing or two about reality. - - - 03 12 07 - further remarks --------------------------- There is centrally more in Silliman's talk than my comments on it indicate. - If we aren't alive in a real world, perhaps we're alive in a reeling world. If you think confusion abounds now, just wait till the nano zillions zing zing. One day maybe those few humans yet alive will seek salvation in interstellar time capsules. Brian A. J. Salchert