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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, April 21, 2007

Autobio Then and Now When I was in high school (1955-59) I was among the elite intellectually, but I was also among the physically small; and while--as in elementary school--I did participate in school and non-school activities, often in my "free" time I created link-by-link chains of fantasies. Though I did not know then I had an INFP personality, I did know I had a melancholic temperament. I did know I had a good memory, but not a superb memory. Though I was quite fast over short distances, I did know I had an oxygen-intake disability and that/ my body was allergy-prone, and that/ my appendix was weak-- a fact I so consistently forgot it almost cost me my life in the spring of my 22nd year. [ Note: One does not become 1 until one's first year is done. ] Had I not been able at times to stand back and laugh at myself, I might very well have/ committed suicide. As it was I almost did so accidentally several times. Especially about sexual matters, I was rock naive. Puberty pulsed into my consciousness when I was twelve, about the same time I first attempted to write a poem and paint on a canvas. Along with that physical change came psychological changes I was not able to properly address. On occasion I/ became aggressive/ toward other boys, but most of the time my lack of physical strength (blessedly) prevented me from being a danger. I do not know how my epileptic brain (which was not a known back then) relates to how I was, but I do know I had a habit of seemingly spacing out when a thought-process block stymied me--a habit/ condition/disability I still have. Almost always/ I've been the last one to finish an exam. While I sometimes have a lightning wit, when it comes to matters of consequence, my mind at times is years slow. I easily misunderstand or simply do not get/ jokes; and (to me) practical jokes are definitely not prac- tical, nor are they jokes. I "think" a well-designed sufficiently- tested humor course would benefit the human community on this planet immeasurably. --from the hermit who lives in the fantasy realm known as Sprintedon Hollow-- As to the VA Tech rupture, I extend my gratitude/ to Josh Corey, Ron Silliman, Nikki Giovanni, and all others of like mind, both those who are yet amongst us and those who are not. Now I am going to proffer something many may not agree with: One never knows when, or how; but God does, and knows why. - Brian A. J. Salchert

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