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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.


Wednesday, April 30, 2008


The Undulant Trees Opportunity I had a life once, a life/ handed to me on a golden matter: more, more, & more; but did not see it, and let it pass. April's End 'Tis the last day of April. 'Tis, 'tis, 'tis. Oh how quickly 30 whizz. And here I sit, sullen and somber, where undulant evil is. Yo, rise/ from your stool. There are reams to conquer, twirling fool. - Brian A. J. Salchert

Monday, April 28, 2008


Lately melodies have been streaming through my body in strings that go on for an hour or more. It got so tonight that I felt I was getting to be like (ha ha) Franz Schubert. This led to a Franz Schubert search and to Wikipedia. That man, sometimes known as the little mushroom, was amazing! He wrote over 600 lieder, a fact alone, given that he died at the age of 31, enough to assure his fame; but he also composed chamber music, operas, and was working on (I believe) his 10th symphony when he died. These melodies in me come out as modulated exhalings. I need to get some recording equipment. It could be that these melodies already exist and I am just pulling them out of the ether somehow. Sometimes, as now, I'll get stuck on one and repeat it over and over. At other times one or two notes in one melody will lead me into another melody, one which may or not/ be related to the progenitor melody. It's strange, but it can be enjoyable. Years ago there was a period when I was composing parts of symphonies in a similar manner, but I was not able to transcribe them. I still am not able to, and the only instrument I can play is my breath instrument. Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-28

Friday, April 25, 2008


Other integer knowns pertaining to primes and nonprimes: - 1. What I call Elimination Tables can be constructed/ wherein 2 x the pown (positive odd whole number) whose mulitples are being eliminated generates the first pewn divisible by that pown. That pewn and the integer multiples of it become C2 of a three-column table/ wherein C1 contains all the powns which are 1 less than each C2 pewn, and C3 contains all the powns which are 1 greater than each C2 pewn. If "3" and its multiples are the powns being eliminated, all the powns not divisble by "3" will be among the minor or major powns in the table. Many of these powns will be prime numbers, but note that all the squares of powns will be major powns. 2. Some facts about squares, powns, and pewns: a) Subtracting 1 from any pewn square whose final digit is 6 equals a pown which is divisible by "5". b) Subtracting 2 from any pown square often equals a pown which is a prime number, but there are some interesting exceptions. 119, or 7 x 17, is one of these. c) The recurring final-digit sequence for pewn squares is: 4, 6, 6, 4, 0; and the recurring final-digit sequence for pown squares is: 1, 9, 5, 9, 1. d) The Elimination Table for multiples of "3" is the 6n table. At each 6n (C2), the C1 pown and the C3 pown constitute a pair such as 5 7, 11 13, 17 19, 23 25, 29 31, 35 37, 41 43, 47 49, 53 55, 59 61, 65 67, 71 73, 77 79, 83 85, 89 91, 95 97, 101 103, 107 109, 113 115, 119 121. If this table is taken into infinity, all the possible prime pairs exist in it. e) Any integer whose final digit is 5, being divisible by "5", is automatically a nonprime. Therefore, for all powns > 9 only those powns whose final digits are 1 or 3 or 7 or 9 need be inspected for primality. f) 2 is the only pewn prime, and the only pown prime triad is: 3 5 7. g) An integer's power begins at its square. This is why "2" is the only pewn prime. This is also why the lesser of two pown integers is always the ruling eliminator of integers greater than itself. Brian A. J. Salchert

Thursday, April 24, 2008


( 3) 1+2 4+5 7+8 10+11 13+14 16+17 19+20 22+23 ( 5) 2+3 7+8 12+13 17+18 22+23 27+28 32+33 37+38 ( 7) 3+4 10+11 17+18 24+25 31+32 38+39 45+46 52+53 ( 9) 4+5 13+14 22+23 31+32 40+41 49+50 58+59 67+68 ( 11) 5+6 16+17 27+28 38+39 49+50 60+61 71+72 82+83 ( 13) 6+7 19+20 32+33 45+46 58+59 71+72 84+85 97+98 ( 15) 7+8 22+23 37+38 52+53 67+68 82+83 97+98 112+113

# About 1+2, 2+3, 3+4, and: The first # = the row #, and the second # indicates the column # where the square of the ( #) is. # Next: If the two adjacent #s which sum to a ( #) exists in a prior row, that ( #) is not a prime #. Example: 4+5 is in row 1 column 2, and 4+5 is also in row 4 column 1. # Next: Column 1 is the x1 column, C2 is the x3 column, C3 the x5, C4 the x7, C5 the x9, C6 the x11, C7 the x13; C8 the x15. So, (column # x2) - 1 = the times # for that column. # Next: Since 4+5 is in C2 of R1, which is 3s row, 4+5 = 3x3. # Next: That # which is the second # in R1C1 is the first in R2C1. This means that there are three distinct numbers C1 of any two adjacent rows. These three #s in C1 of R1 and R2 sum to 6. These three #s in C1 of R2 and R3 sum to 9. These three #s in R5 and R6 sum to 18, or 3x6. The ( #) in R5 is 11, and the ( #) in R6 is 13. 11+13=24, or 3x8. 24 - 18 = 6. Go back. 3+5=8; 8 - 6 = 2. 5+7=12; 12 - 9 = 3. So, the distinct #s in adjacent rows rise by 3, and ( #)s in adjacent rows rise by 4 when they are summed as terms in a set of adjacent rows. I am not yet certain what the value of knowing these facts is, but I suspect there is an interpolation value. # Next: A known about primes is that there is a prime number between n and 2n for every integer n > 1. If n = 2, 2n = 4. 3 is between 2 and 4. If n = 3, 2n = 6. 5 is between 3 and 6. If n = 4, 2n = 8. Both 5 and 7 are between 4 and 8. If n = 5, 2n = 10. Both 7 and 9 are between 5 and 10, but we know that 9, or (10 - 1), is not a prime. Between 8 and 16 are 9, 11, 13, and 15. Question: Why do 5+6 and 6+7 equal numbers which are prime numbers, while 4+5 and 7+8 do not? Brian A. J. Salchert

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Yesterday I joined Goodreads, a free connectivity service for people who read. Anyone interested in a recipe for a large batch of really hot chili should go to my Other Journals section and click on a place in Ohio. - [ 2008-10-23 note: the place in Ohio is in limbo and I'm not sure when it will return from there, if it does return. ] Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-23

Monday, April 21, 2008


d = diddlings Do not particularly like this Verdana size 3, but I tried Times New Roman and Courier New and did not like them. I had a wrong impression about the former and, as I have known, the latter is like typewriter type--which I like--but is too light. The jump from 2 to 3 in Verdana is too great. I would prefer a size between those choices.

This is Verdana size 2.

This is Georgia size 3. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - Though it's a bit heavy, I may go to this.

This is Trebuchet MS size 3. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

This is Courier New size 4.

This is Perpetua size 5. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

- - Should get back to entering my old online diaries but I just don't feel up to it. Keep floating around the Internet for other web logs of interest to me. Have found several. Spring has sprang, and I took some photos over the weekend of things in bloom and of bushes displaying variant colors. Today it warmed up enough for me to go to my mailbox without a jacket. - - An interesting serendipity occurred this evening which relates to a poem by Sir Thomas Wyatt. Read what Boyd Tonkin writes about himself in his "Why poetry still matters" feature and then go K. Silem Mohammad's site where he shows and discusses the same poem. see Monday, April 14, 2008 Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-21

Saturday, April 19, 2008


d = design two articles from Technology Review "Nano Drugs to Starve Tumors" By Jocelyn Rice - Friday April 11, 2008 (about fighting cancer more safely) "Corn Primed for Making Biofuel" By Alexandra M. Goho - Wednesday April 16, 2008 (about less expensive and cleaner ethanol) Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-19


This Being I Am Wherever I wander; wherever I flee / the Lord is always after me. Wherever I wander; wherever I flee / the Lord is walking ahe-ead of me. It keeps its mystery however I ponder. It keeps its mystery however I plead. It keeps its mystery however I wonder. It keeps its mystery however I weave. Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-19

Friday, April 18, 2008


d = disposition Death to any human who does not believe as I believe is an evil perception fanned by desperation and anger allowed to heat to the level of hate. Such, whether based in a theology, a philosophy, a psychology, or a whatever, is self-serving, and cares not about the common good. If all you can do is pray, do that. - Over at Common Dreams: "The Unmaking of the Market" by Sally Kohn Read it and also scroll down to the Galen April 16th, 2008 12:04 pm comment and read its final paragraph. "Carter Calls Gaza Blockade a Crime and Atrocity" This is a Reuters article by Jonathan Wright. Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-18

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Venturings World Without What it was and why it was no one knew. For unknown years it had been there. Unbothered, it seemed/ it could stay/ centuries more. Building, mountain, boulevard, trail, the sun rolls round while over snow south of its range a Snowy Owl rises/ off a fence post/ and floats beyond. Neither time, nor reason, nor an empty heart jostles the neurons of desire in this fantasm. What lingers, lingers; what departs, departs. Nod. - Brian A. J. Salchert

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


d = decision If no changes that matter have occurred, when voting day for the next president of the these endangered United States comes, Senator John McCain (a politician I have liked at times over the years, but for whom I/ will not vote then) will be the Republican candidate; and either Senator Barrack Obama or Senator Hillary Clinton (neither of whom is a politician who sells what I would prefer to buy then) will be the Democratic candidate; and there will be outsider candidates. If someone could prove to me that an outsider candidate I would be willing to vote for then/ will have at that time a reasonable chance of winning, I would vote for that person. Yesterday over at Common Dreams I read Obama Is Right by Katrina vanden Heuvel and many of the comments. In one of those comments was the conclusion that a vote for an outsider candidate would in effect be a vote for McCain, that is if/ that vote/ would have been cast for the Democratic candidate otherwise. I agree. Therefore, aside from not voting, I will vote for whichever senator is the Democratic candidate. The central reason men gathered to form this nation was the tyranny of King George III. What besets this nation now, and indeed the world, is oligarchic tyrrany based on the so-called free market system. President Eisenhower, who had he felt as comfortable in his statesman role as he felt in his military role (difficult as that was) would likely have made some significant salutary changes, warned us about this. Given how insidiously the ruling powers have trapped those being ruled, it is hard to know what to do about our incarceration. After all, it is not totally odious. One could make, little by little, moves toward self-sufficiency, and wait for the overlord system to collapse; but then what? One could hasten its downfall by supporting only the clean and green, of which ethanol is not a part. See Care2 but avoid its petitions area. One could help promote, organize, and then convene a Peoples Congress. I, for one, would like to know what those who do not vote and those who've been disenfranchised think, even if as a group their opinions mirror the opinions of those whose votes do count. Two aspects of collusional oligarchic power which sadden me most are how easily it can eliminate what threatens it and/or how easily it can co-opt an adversarial creation. Alexander Hamilton was killed by Aaron Burr in a duel, but Hamilton's spirit (wherever it is) must be so excited it's about to pop/ out of its hiding place. At Wikipedia is this quick biography of Hamilton. Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-15

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008


d = deliberation Since I can't do it in person, am thinking about touring online. Have no plan as yet. May start with overviews. Satellite images of some U.S. cities. Thanks to a 4-11-08 link on Linh Dinh's Detainees to an article by one Ted Gup, I'm changing direction. This is a timeline history of the U.S. Civil War. - current U.S. cabinet - U.S. Supreme Court - U.S. Senate - U.S. House of Representatives - 1952 U.S. presidential election With thanks again to Linh Dinh, who placed a link to the following in a comment to me on his blog. Read this: "The Great American Media Mind Warp" by Joe Bageant. Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-12

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


The Undulant Trees [ Note: One should not laugh at another's misfortune. The content below popped into my head several days back, and does not relate to any familial event in my life. ] Out There I laughed when my fa-ather lost his shoe. I laughed when my fa-ather lost his shoe. I laughed, and laughed, and laughed, and laughed. I laughed when my fa-ather lost his shoe. I laughed when my fa-ather lost his shoe. I laughed when my fa-ather lost his shoe. I laughed, and laughed, and laughed, and laughed. I laughed when my fa-ather lost his shoe. - Brian A. J. Salchert

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008


d = diary 11 steps to a better brain at NewScientist is-- even though from 5-28-05--a worthwhile read. "Why the demise of civilization may be inevitable" by Deborah MacKenzie is also at NewScientist, but you need to subscribe if you want to read the full article. Here is one available sentence: "It appears that once a society develops beyond a certain level of complexity it becomes increasingly fragile." Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-06

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Partly because it may not be available much longer, visit this journal: Isaac Stolzfuts' Journal Its author has been missing since about August third of 2007. He was 87 at that time. Have been involved with a math project based on Pascal's Triangle, its fourth row to be exact. It's a different way of looking at the 6n Elimination Table, a table which begins with the 5 7 pair, rising through all the odd natural numbers which are not divisible by "3". Thus the next three pairs are: 11 13, 17 19, 23 25. The second row of this triangle is comprised of all the natural numbers except "1". 1 is the number which borders two sides of the triangle, and "0" is not in the triangle. The triangle's third row is comprised of numbers in the natural number summation sequence, beginning with "3". I have done what I set out to do with these numbers. This is all I'm saying about it. Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-05

Friday, April 4, 2008


Other than a brief post at Rho-, today has been an online reading day. Went to Robert Peake's site--though I'd been there late last night--to read his "Post-Postmodernism And Hope" entry again. Because his thoughts speak to me aesthetically and as a human through his words about Paul Celan and Umberto Saba (a poet new to me but one who was able to choose life over death against the ravagings of WW2), I am encouraged by them. Also revisited the "Performatism, or the End of Postmodernism" essay by Raoul Eshelman which relates to Robert Peake's entry, but which I searched for separately. At Silliman's Blog for April 04, 2008, is a link to an interview of Rachel Blau DuPlessis by CA Conrad I had to read in two sittings. Course work, but of an essential nature. I then went to Jacket 35 and read her Draft 88 and Draft 89. Revelatory. Read a few other poems and parts of poems in that issue, but as has often happened during the last 12+ months, I was not moved by them other than toward ennui, a state I suspect reading many of my poems would induce: which says less about the poems than it does about the reader. Sometimes I wish I lived in Philadelphia instead of most of the places I have lived in. But complaining is such a deadening act. Was at Latta's Isola too, which today was extra terrestrial. Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-04

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Just had enough time this morning to change the dates in All About Me and to check the weather map. It is now 4:30 PM and overcast, but rains seem to be angling in from Oklahoma City. Could go mostly south and east of Springfield. So far, most of my day was away from here. Had to get ready to go shopping, and when that was done, had to eat while putting the items I bought in their proper places; and also deal with other needs. Best benefit I got was exercise. Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-03

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Rest of today and all of tomorrow are expected to be stormy. May not be online much, if at all. Plan to go grocery shopping tomorrow. If that happens, beets and lima beans will be at the center of my food changes. Will be pulling away from dairy products and processed meats. Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-02

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Partly cloudy with brisk cool winds. Took two photos of the blooming sturdy bush. My sister then took me to where my general practitioner is so I could have blood drawn for two tests. We also went to the closest library where I requested two books. After that we drove around a Wendy's because I wanted one plain baked potato. And then, and then, and then, and then, and then, and then, and then, and this. Did you get all that? This is a good site to read whatever of if you want information about healthy foods such as lima beans. Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-04-01