july 17, 2021
Radio page is updated, back to my show, now a long run of weekends throughout the summer . . . Cenacle 116 debuted last weekend at JG meeting & now is in slow final editing process . . . hoping to get it done, electronic & print & archives, by end of July . . . but I need to write alongside of this too . . . I lose myself, my best self, when I stray from it . . . so run writing, press-work, radio, side by side . . .
Got called about a job at Moderna, web author position . . . interview was unimpressive, but the money better than anything I have made . . . is it just about money, though? Has it ever been? I'd say, as much as I can, no . . . still, I did it because I am on a current contract till December . . . nothing further at this moment . . . come the fall, I have to start job hunting anew . . . I'd like to stay where I am, keep doing what I am doing . . . no knowing at this moment about this . . . today to write, that's what matters most of all . . .
july 24, 2021
Radio page is updated, & Cenacle 116 final edit work goes on still . . . nothing futher about that job, somehow not surprising . . . just doing my best with the good job I have, the promises that it may keep in time . . .
On a totally different note, one of my SPRadio DJs, Paul Finch of DJ Frogs' In the Window, died in the past week . . . I knew he had been sick, in hospital, but hoped he'd make it . . . him being in England, not much else I could do but email . . . then his daughter's email came telling me of his passing . . . we were not close emotionally, or knowing much of each other's lives, but he was a good DJ & he loved music & show was one of few from 2011 to be around still . . . I hope he died painlessly, as he wished . . . if you're free of pain now, my old friend, & carrying on in your chosen way among the Stars, so much the better for all . . .
july 31, 2021
Radio page is updated, & Cenacle 116 final edit is done . . . soon to be online . . . . . .
Seems like pandemic lingers . . . another long summer . . . better than last year, but still killing people . . . frustrating to see . . .
august 7, 2021
Radio page is updated, & SPR weekend is under way . . . this one is devoted to & dedicated to DJ Frogs, aka Paul Finch, host from 2011 to 2021 of In the Window, when he passed last month . . . I've created a weekend of content including 23 of Frogs' shows, ranging from #1 to #289, first to last & many in between . . . added some photos to the radio page of Frogs, & also a playlist for the weekend for his shows that is derived from what he would send me . . . & my radio show has a sound collage for him . . . I guess that is all something for now . . . suspect there will be more over time . . .
Cenacle 116 is done to publish online, which it was last weekend . . . printing & archiving & promotion under way . . . here are the contents:
*** Feedback on Cenacle 115
*** New poetry by Sam Knot, Martina Newberry, Judih Haggai, Tamara Miles, Colin James, Ace Boggess, & Kenzie Oliver
*** "A Hood Funeral" [Prose] by Charlie Beyer
*** "First Steps Around San Pablo" [Travel Journal] by Nathan D. Horowitz
*** "Notes on Human Evolution" by Jimmy Heffernan
*** "Too Much Asia to Erase" [Fiction] by Tom Sheehan
*** "The Dead" [Classic Fiction] by James Joyce
*** "Labyrinthine [a new fixtion]" by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** "Notes from New England" [Commentary] by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** "Bags End Book #18 - Sleep Over in Imagianna! - Part 1" by Algernon Beagle
*** "Rivers of the Mind" [A Novel] by Timothy Vilgiate
*** "Secret Joy Amongst These Times: A History of Scriptor Press, 1995-Present" by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** Graphic artwork by Kassandra & Raymond Soulard, Jr., AbandonView, Timothy Vilgiate, Tamara Miles, Nathan D. Horowitz, & Judih Haggai
august 14, 2021
Radio page is updated, & Cenacle 116 is in the printing stage. . . . . .
Running so late . . . but getting this done . . .
august 21, 2021
Radio page is updated, & Cenacle 116 is in assembling stage. . . thinking of the brave people marching in the streets of Afghanistan . . . wishing them safety & freedom & love . . .
august 28, 2021
Radio page is updated, & Cenacle 116 is still in the assembling stage, & promotion too . . . autumn coming, people are getting vaccines, hope swirls in & amongst the dark & doubt . . . & is ready & wishing to touch each & all . . .
september 4, 2021
Radio page is updated, & Cenacle 116 is ready but for disks that are burning this long holiday weekend . . . glad the autumn is nearing . . .
september 11, 2021
Radio page is updated, & Cenacle 116 is done, but for archiving . . .
And wow, three years in the making, Scriptor Press Sampler | 19 | 2017 Annual is done!. . . This Annual's contents include:
*** Poetry by Raymond Soulard, Jr., Tamara Miles, Ace Boggess, Martina Newberry, Colin James, Judih Haggai, Joe Ciccone, Gregory Kelly, Joe Coleman, Tom Sheehan, & Patrick Gene Frank
*** Travel journals by Nathan D. Horowitz & Charlie Beyer
*** Prose pieces by Jimmy Heffernan & David Hartley
*** Dream Raps by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** Labyrinthine [new fixtion] by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** Fiction by Algernon Beagle
*** Graphic artwork by Kassandra Soulard
Onto to new work, & thoughts of a ten week plan for The Cenacle!
september 18, 2021
Radio page is updated, & Cenacle 117 is pretty much under way, trying a ten weeks length of plan, eight leading up to and two after Jellicle Guild meeting debut . . .matter of momentum & making the most of more planned time. . .
Here's some nice additional work to tell of . . . several older Cenacles have been uploaded to the site: Cenacle 43-44 from Winter 2001 & Cenacle 45 from April 2001 . . . more to come!
september 25, 2021
Radio page is updated, & Cenacle 117 is reaching out from my work started to the contributors too this weekend . . .
Here's some more nice additional work to tell of . . . newly added Cenacle | 1 | April 1995 & Cenacle | 2 | May 1995 to this site, plus the first RaiBook, Orpheus & Eurdice: Making the Lyre (1999) in a more reader-friendly form . . . push-push-pushing along!
october 9, 2021
Radio page is updated, & Cenacle 117 is rolling along in prep . . . all the primary contributions are in hand, feedbacks pending . . . I've been really devoting to this issue, writing for it, working with my friends/Artists/contributors to hit the many marks along the way . . . it's getting my prime attention, & this is a good feeling . . . a devotional feeling . . .
Didn't go last year because pandemic, but this year drove a full-up Sydnee Grand Prix SE up to Mt. Desert Island, to our hut Bungalow Bee, for hiking, biking, Woods & Sea, so much fun . . . many foolish maskless crowds . . . one masks to protect one's self & others . . . how hard is that to understand? Anyway, it was a dandy time nonetheless . . .
Continuing to work on Within's Within archives project, & JBIII Raibook, & Scriptor Press Sampler 20, & toward Burning Man Books 2022 . . . Labyrinthine, Many Musics, Bags End News, Dream Raps, Travelers Tales, next Jellicle Literary Guild meeting end of October . . . & my radio show went on promptly today! 11 am! Woot!
october 16, 2021