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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.


Sunday, July 6, 2008


Edges of Knowledge Wednesday 2004-05-05 9:49pm - In a manilla folder I entitled "SAPLINGS" is a year-ordered list of my early poems, quite a number of which I--unhappily-- long ago lost. Thursday 2004-05-06 5:42pm - Since my self-confidence is often weak, relying on my willingness to learn and my need to persist (is)are the best I can do. Since the words I use and the order I use them in are often not for me alone, the best I can do in that regard is all that can be/ expected of me: A, B, C, D, F, Z. Tuesday 2004-06-01 5:08pm - Brian, do not keep rehearsing/ in your tetched mind how you screwed up when you failed to support that Ben Jonson poem in that Iowa literature class where the professor's testing put- down of it was so well voiced not a single student could properly voice a counter. It does not matter that the counter--which he himself in the end presented--was in your head. You simply lacked the "guts" to reveal it. That is the way you had always been, and that is the way you would likely be now, and that is the way you will be in the future, probably. Personalities stronger than yours (and there are many such) consistently intimidate you, and your knowing this is one of the root reasons you often feel you do not belong/ in this world. * As a sister-in-law of your used to say: "Throw him a fish." Friday 2004-06-04 5:35pm - Excerpt from 6-3-04 of Capricorn Journal: "The final doze seemed the longest/ and I did wake from it with my forehead in my food; and I thought: Oh no! I wonder what time it is: 9:41pm wc Aeh!!! One thing, though: the buzzing outside the door had stopt. Back in the den I hit 10:11pm. At 10:41pm dc I powered up. There's no use in fighting it anymore. All these events are unintentional, consciously." * Today has not been--we had our hard rains at noon, and it didn't help my body any. Nonetheless, about 4:50pm I decided to try going to Publix at noon tomorrow. Thursday 2004-06-10 7:38pm - Competition: As many times as I have embraced it, [it] has nearly always been a bane to me. I prefer to avoid it. Stop! Modulation, intonation, poetic risk. If I do not compete openly, I nonetheless do compete: against my priors, against present preferences, & (most importantly) against myself. Saturday 2004-07-17 2:07pm - COPD. Since I do not quite know where to start passing on to you--. I had some snail mail to get out. About 10am I did that. I also picked up another full box of mail, and another book. Returning home, a weakness flowed through my body, a weakness like none I had--COPD(?). On the way over there, a young girl with a much younger boy and their chips in their bags happened behind me, and she asked--as I was about to head up the mail station frontage--me if I was okay, if I needed help. Told her I had several diseases, and that because of one of them I was no longer able to stand straight. She said I almost fell over that bump (that bump being a yellow speed bump) back there. I told her I would be okay, and thanked her. She said I was welcome. * Spiders. (Thuncer, Rain, Lightning . . . 2:48pm cc) When I got to my door there was a thin longish unplain spider coursing up to the right of my door. As there are 1000+ species of USA spiders, and as there are moltings which sometimes involve color changes, and as I am not schooled in spider identification, I found a small but sustantial item of mail, and smashed it. For whatever reasons, I have been having more spider problems recently in and around this place than ever before. I am getting help controlling them, and that help appears to have actually helped/ especially by poisoning what spiders feed on. * Shortly after I was back in, I began feeling better. (It is cooler--a little--and drier; and, I suspect, a lot less polluted in here. I am using good filters with my heat pump.) So, I only partially sorted my mail. What did I do--or perhaps I should say what I found myself doing--was a sweep-through of the main bedroom and bathroom, the hallway connecting them to the kitchen, and the kitchen. I did see 2 spiders, maybe 3, along the way, but I didn't go after them. They seemed to be like ones I'd seen many times before in this place/ and had never had trouble from. They are usually on the floor near where they can hide. So far as I know, they do not make webs, at least not (if they do make webs) inconvenient ones. 2004-07-23 Friday 8:54pm - 7 bananas I had purchased, and now I was going to eat one; but when I turned I immediately saw/ one had acquired a black band on its cover. I went to my silverware box and pulled out--even though I knew I shouldn't be using it-- my paring knife (the one with wooden handle we had had for unknown sentimental years). An inch near beyond the band I severed that banana after I had with unusual difficulty separated it from its bunch. I found the skin supremely tough/ while the fruit within--while it seemed fine--lacked firmness. I thought I ought to check another, but with my spirit mate's paring knife (the longer sharper one with the red plastic handle we had had for fewer unknown sentimental years). I found it too did not fare well. So 7 bananas and 2 knives I wrapped together and sealed in a plastic storage bag, and placed in the kitchen garbage container. 2004-08-24 Tuesday 3:29pm dc - ...In the quiet of the Lord/ is open to/ ...the wisdom in/ ...persistence. ...In the quiet of the Lord. 2004-08-31 Tuesday 8:50pm - In my early 30's I officially came out, but during the course of the public years of it I did things I had told myself I would never do, and in so doing/ fiercely mocked my profession. I would tell you what they were, but I do not believe you would care to know them. Just let it be said I have often found it difficult to supress my emotions; and now my house is rotting away. And Frances is coming. And a rabid rat is gnawing at me. - Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-07-06 ekua16

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