Soulard's Online Notebook 2013
january 12, 2013
this is the first entry of the new year, updated radio page, the year beckons out with much to do, but a start getting on the air & underway . . . working on TransArtBooks of late too, so there is something percolating there . . .
going to move this year, someplace a little bigger, it’s time to get some more room for valued stuff . . . & maybe a lawn . . . been a fair awhile . . .
january 19, 2013
updated radio page, show is still going, about to hit the 14 year mark, fancy that of things . . . writing a lot these days, as usual in January, still need to print and mail out last issue of The Cenacle but otherwise laying low until the next big push ahead . . .
2013, like 2010, and 2007, is going to be a moving year, this time if all goes well to a house . . . working with money people, and the real estate people, so it's a proces of months but not so long in all . . . hardly seems possible given that it was 10 years ago I was jobless and near to homeless out in Portland . . . and yet so, a lot of effort, help from others, luck . . . try to keep grateful every day :)
january 26, 2013
Radio page is updated for 14th anniversary issue, how about that . . . gonna play Harry Chapin today, that will be fun . . . working on TransArtsBooks project by way of reading Richard Brautigan's works . . . still working on printing & distribution of most recent Cenacle and last year's Sampler, should be done soon . . . & writing much . . . & more tonight . . . I can always do better at all this, I think again & again . . .
january 31, 2013
Annual checking & update of links on site is done. Dead links include Znet & Sea Change Radio . . . & switched Occupy Together link to Occupy Boston Radio, which I am personally associated with . . . I'm reminded of back when in Watertown when I used to update site at work once in awhile . . . years connect in strange ways . . . still printing & distributing undone, but also begun the new Sampler, & also TransArtsBooks, the successor to Burning Man Books, for which I am currently reading Richard Brautigan's books . . . also begun year-long project to digitize old Cenacles & Jellicle Guild meetings . . . so more content due this site sooner & later . . . oh, last for now, updated radio page for off-weekend . . . so still doing this work, site still getting its due attention . . .
february 9, 2013
Updated radio page, albeit late as sometimes . . . today back in 1985 I put on a surprise party for a long-lost girl . . . it meant everything, as things do when you are young and there seems only one possible path to happiness in life . . . that wasn't it . . . but there were many more . . .
february 16, 2013
Updated radio page, which is good, although I won't say that it was that great a week, some are just damned tiring, but there is weekend & here I am doing my best to climb up & do some fucking good work, it's possible, it's likely, it's necessary, it's going to happen . . . just watch . . .
february 23, 2013
This was a long week at my work, it was a struggle, I now have a new boss, at least for awhile, and worked fuckass hard at things. That said, I got through it and people like me and my work there. But radio work suffered, and a couple of the DJs just blew it. I ran out of time and decideded it would be an Encore Weekend. Sigh. But OK. Updated radio page for last show's archive.
We've seen two houses so far in our searches, one particularly nice in the town my acid guru used to live. And poet friends. The money angle on things now processes, will see what goes. Here at this nice joint to write like a mofo. But this first, as part of the deal. I love writing......
march 2, 2013
Updated radio page, working on Sampler 14 this week, but this big news is that we found a house in melrose and are in the process of purchasing and moing there in a month . . . it's incredible but a very nice turn of events . . . more soon when it finalizes . . .
march 9, 2013
we're packing this morning, we're moving in four weeks, the bank and real estate purchase song and dance is nearly over, it should be a good thing, once done, a larger space, a nice one, still near transit, even its closeness to ZombieTown has a certain appeal . . . more as it unfolds . . . now working on new Cenacle as well . . . updated radio page, closer to properly this time around . . .
march 16, 2013
the house purchasing goes on, in the hands of the money people, though I managed to offer a good economic narrative of my biography to help the cause . . . new Cenacle work has begun, typing & typing . . . updated radio page here, always vowing to be more timely again . . .
march 23, 2013
waiting on loan approval still, should come by next Wed, has to legally, hopefully sooner, just waiting . . . my boss at work has got another job, so there's that uncertainty . . . next Cenacle work continues . . . just updated radio page, likely last time I will from this location . . .
april 3, 2013
this is the last time this site will be updated from this location, as we are moving in a couple of days to melrose . . . there's that, and also this site yesterday reached its 15th anniversary . . . i wanted some good work to go on to celebrate this, so updated the Jellicle Guild archives, which now include 4/28/12 and 6/30/12 meetings, still a few behind but closer to caught up . . . the publishing work goes on, but nothing finished to report at this time . . . it will be strange indeed to own a home . . . back in '98 when this site begin on theglobe.com, i was in a tiny apartment in malden, visiting hartley in melrose, not knowing the route hither and yon that would bring me to that same town to live . . . strange days indeed, all of them . . . but a good update and more soon to come . . . next reporting from a new place . . . a thank-ye to this place for being a very good landing pad and home for nearly 3 years, thank-ye and time to move along . . .
april 13, 2013
and so arrived, a house not an apartment, a train rushing by past back yard fence, a shorter commute to work, thinking how 10 years ago I had no job, & only a friend's kindness kept me from being homeless . . . how the years twist and turn . . . next few weeks deep into Cenacle 84 work, but right now first show going & this site all updated for it . . . having an office for my books & notebooks & archives is very very very nice . . .
april 19, 2013
updated radio page, & the weekend will be all for Cenacle 84 work . . . this was the week when the Boston Marathon was bombed by someone, & the whole city was locked down for days . . . it was a very strange & disturbing week. . .
may 11, 2013
updated radio page, & Cenacle 84 work is done but the printing & distribution . . . the Jellicle Guild was 8 people strong, not been that many in a long time, it was a fine, fine meeting, inspiring that it matters now, here, 2013, that makes me feel good for all the efforts at it . . . today is the day i celebrate my writing having begun, with my journal, in 1974, just turned 10, which means i am approaching 50 years of age & 40 years of writing, that's something strange & crazy, & makes me want to do better more often, i've taken on a lot in recent times & so this is the sometime struggle, but one i can surely master for better purposes . . .
may 18, 2013
updated radio page, working now on new Sampler . . . said that last week . . . here's new: feeling better, & the spring is here and I am looking forward to the Au Bon Pain Cafe courtyard later today, first time this year . . . and things are fine at the moment and I am grateful, wanna be, wishta be, am . . .
may 25, 2013
updated radio page, working now on new Sampler . . . limping along with cold . . . more better soon . . .
june 1, 2013
New Sampler is done and debuted with a reading from contributors at the OutLoud Open Mic in this down about a week and a half ago, it was lots of fun . . . but it and the recent Cenacle need final finishing, and that is not done yet . . . updated radio page today, much work to go . . . and my writing will wait no longer . . .
june 8, 2013
Proofing Sampler for final printing . . . & the April Cenacle waits online promotion & printing too . . . while June issue is coming on hard . . . updated radio page, show is on . . . taking back my mind before teaching anyone anything, is my lead though right now . . .
june 15, 2013
Radio page is updated . . . and . . . Cenacle | 84 | April 2013 is up! It is the first issue to feature color photography both on the cover (which is an annual tradition) & among the pages within the issue. There are many really fine pictures as well as the usual great writing!
The new issue's contents include:
* Poetry by Raymond Soulard, Jr., Judih Haggai, Joe Coleman, Tom Sheehan, Ric Amante & Joe Ciccone
* Prose essays by Ralph Emerson, Nathan Horowitz, Abraham Hafiz Rodriguez, & Raymond Soulard, Jr.
* New fixtion by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
* Classic fiction by Ernest Hemingway
* Classic interview with R. Crumb
* Graphic art by Kassandra & Raymond Soulard, Jr.
Now . . . on to June!
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