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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.


Friday, June 8, 2007


[ last modified: 2007-06-10 ] Opinion Five Internet Decorum Thoughts or (opinion Internet Usage Notes) 1) Mistakes abound. Even if one produces an errorless manuscript, the chances are high that in the process of placing it online errors will be made: letters or words will be left out, transposed, or put in the wrong places / punctuation marks will be incorrect. 2) Someone gives a name to a style of writing, or of whatever, and your style of writing, or of whatever, happens to abide therein. Until you can find a better name for your creative style, don't be angered by it. Wear it as a badge of honor, or just ignore it. 3) The idea that in the creative arts only the newest is the truest, that older ways are spent ways, is a power stance which under- mines that idea. There isn't a final way to use words, or colors, or sounds, or ______, or ______. There are, however, examples which approach perfection. Every use of a language (e.g., the one I am using here) is intimately bound to the state of that language at the time of use. English is presently an amorphous, volatile language which is showing no signs of solidifying other than via certain computer programs and high-end usage books. During the years Shakespeare wrote, the state of the English language was a zenith state. Shakespeare interiorized and moulded it. 4) Because I am highly eclectic, because my subconscious allows me to write in any style and even at times forces me to invent a style, I have had firsthand experiences that proved to me why one conception requires a marked conjunctiveness while another requires a marked disjunctiveness. Further: I am a natural risk- taker. Too often (sadly) I have lacked an attendant wisdom. In his 1974 Ketjak Silliman wrote these three consecutive "sentences": What if these words don't mean what I believe they do. Crash city. It is or is not your cup of tea. Luckily (as well as unluckily) for me: I do not have a cup of tea. 5)  The late Stanley Kunitz believed poems came as a blessing. A position I/ tend to agree with. Implicit in that position is that the receiver (the poet) must proceed by the rules each such blessing imposes. To say the blessings I receive are better than those you receive is to deny you your right to be who you are. When I read a poem I try to appreciate it on its own terms. Just because a par- ticular creative act is difficult for me to appreciate does not mean it is not worthy of being appreciated. This is not to say I am with- out standards. Many poets in the last century and in this century have subconsciouses attuned to jazz. My subconscious is not. Should I, therefore, denigrate them; or they, therefore, denigrate me. Marvin Bell has said: "Shame on better poets who belittle lesser poets." Even if I here have misquoted a tad what he said, I know I have the gist of it right. I thank him for it, and praise him. Adorno from the SEP Brian A. J. Salchert

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