Soulard's Online Notebook 2022



January 9, 2022
6:23 p.m.
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First entry of the year. And news of Cenacle 118! Great issue made on a short calendar. Contents include:

*** Feedback on Cenacle 117
*** ElectroLounge Forums
*** New poetry by Martina Newberry, Judih Haggai, Tamara Miles, Colin James, Nathan D. Horowitz, & Jo Monea
*** "Consent is Psychedelic" (Prose) by Leia Friedwoman:
*** "Suicide (Thinking About It)" (Prose) by Kenzie Oliver:
*** "Kaspar Hauser and the Chicken" [Prose] by Charlie Beyer
*** "Between Lago Agrio and Quito" [Travel Journal] by Nathan D. Horowitz
*** "The Impeccable Diver at the Pond" [Fiction] by Tom Sheehan
*** "Mabon Calling" [Fiction] by Sam Knot
*** "Dialogue on Imperfection" by Jimmy Heffernan
*** "Shadow People" [Fiction] by Ace Boggess
*** "The Golden Key" [Classic Fiction] by George MacDonald
*** "Labyrinthine [a new fixtion]" by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** "Notes from New England" [Commentary] by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** "Bags End Book #19 - Anniversary of Bags End News!" by Algernon Beagle
*** "Rivers of the Mind" [A Novel] by Timothy Vilgiate

There is also much fine graphic artwork by Kassandra Soulard, Sam Knot, Tamara Miles, Jo Monea, Nathan D. Horowitz, Timothy Vilgiate, Judih Haggai, AbandonView, & Arthur Hughes.


January 11, 2022
12:47 p.m.
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Updated this site for Labyrinthine & Bags End News content from Cenacle 118.

Also, added Many Musics poems through the end of the Tenth Series. Still a full series & some behind, & some cleanup work needs to be done on this, but just jumped a lot closer.


January 16, 2022
12:29 a.m.
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Annual links check for site: Free Arcade, Hippyland, SpiritPlants, Earth Rites, & Indy Media all dead links, alas, removed . . . BBC & Rachel Maddow Show links updated . . . Cenacle 118 printing & promotion under way . . . & new work . . . Great Grand Braided Narrative [Gr. Gr. Br. N., for friendly.


January 22, 2022
6:20 p.m.
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First Within's Within of the new year! Working on Cenacle 118 printing still . . . but deep into the new work too . . . hope more, fear less, work harder, love better, live smarter!


January 29, 2022
10:45 a.m.
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23rd anniversary Within's Within happening on this very snowy weekend in Ye Olde New England . . . grateful for it, each & every show . . . work on Cenacle 118 is down to assembling the print copies & finishing the JG Nov. 2021 highlights edit for the supplementary disk . . . so near but not done . . .


February 5, 2022
9:32 a.m.
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Milkrose, Massachusetts

Cenacle 118 should be mailed out by Monday, is my sure goal . . . radio page is updated for tihis weekend . . . long winter, so much good to do, work & otherwise . . .


February 10, 2022
3:23 p.m.
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Milkrose, Massachusetts

Cenacle 118 will be mailed tomorrow or Saturday, two covers needed, waiting delivery of them . . . EL Lit Links page I think 4 years without action, was down to 3 items . . . doubled that with Exile Sans Frontieres, Fatal Flaw, & Tangled Locks Journal . . . this week, between issues of Cenacle, started posting reviews of journals on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter . . . & so arriving here too! More to come!

February 12, 2022
9:39 p.m.
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Cenacle 118 was mailed out this morning . . . finally & finally & finally . . . radio page updated for this weekend . . . also, yesterday, updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #8 | 2006 Annual for a Publitas reading link, like the earlier volumes . . . more to come . . .

Seems like my full-time work is coming very soon, which is dizzyingly a good thing . . . met my other boss yesterday, by video call, cool as shite, reminds me of bosses I used to work for at indie bookstores . . . man, lucky in this . . . I worked hard for it to happen, but fucking fucking lucky, no doubts at all . . .

February 19, 2022
4:15 p.m.
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Cenacle 118 is fully done, archives & all . . . updated radio page too . . . full-time is official, begins 2/28 . . . wow, such happy news . . .




February 23, 2022
1:46 p.m.
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Updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #9 | 2007 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . Also, added to Literary Links page: Apple Valley Review, HASH Journal . . .

Full-time work starts next Monday, & we took a chance on this & paid off the last $15,000 of my student loans. Been living with these, better & worse, for 30 years, since I first moved to Boston in 1992 to go to grad school (Northeastern University, 1992-1994; Emerson College, 1997-1999). . . fuck, wow . . . balance on them: $00.00!



February 26, 2022
1:07 p.m.
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Updated radio page for new weekend, contract over, full-time starts Monday . . . hoping I realize the gift & potential of this . . . Russia is battling Ukraine, even as a pandemic suffers the world . . . this century not all that different from the past ones . . . can it get better?



February 28, 2022
2:05 p.m.
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Updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #10 | 2008 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . Also, added to Literary Links page: Apple Valley Review, HASH Journal . . .

This volume features long-time contributors & friends Ric Amante, Joe Ciccone, Jim Burke III, G.C. Dillon, Ralph Emerson, David Hartley, & Judih Haggai, plus newer friends Nemo Boko, Gwyllm Llwydd, Emma Page, Daniel Shroyer, Victor Vanek, & Michael Van Kleeck. 

KD and I were newly living in Portland, Oregon, & as deep in our West Coast times as we would get. I got laid off halfway through 2008, jobs in the economic meltdown of the time were hard to find, & it was a money struggle thereon, till we left for Boston in 2010. But this list of folks - balanced between old & new - wow. A nice memory from these years later.



March 10, 2022
11:21 a.m.
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Added Hyacinth Review & boats against the current to the Literary Links page . . . Also updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #11 | 2009 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . down in NB last weekend, writing days at it . . . had been over 2 years since list time down there . . . was weird, but went fine all in all . . . glad to have gone . . . feeling like the world is nearing again . . . finally, two years along of pandemic . . .


March 12, 2022
12:29 p.m.
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Updated radio page . . . seems like masking is no longer the primary safety tool, but vaccines . . . you got yours yet? Get it!!! Let's get to daylight!



March 16, 2022
1:51 p.m.
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Updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #12 | 2010 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . This volume features old friends Judih Haggai, Jim Burke III, GC Dillon, Ralph H. Emerson, Ric Amante, plus newcomers Tom Sheehan, Dave King, Alex Smith, & dear Martina Newberry! Back in Boston, try to do better this time, with KD to double our chances :)

Been doing a lot of writing this month, never enough but a lot, knowing the push for new Cenacle will begin soon, & Burning Man Books & so on . . . The only strategy for this work is at it day after day, it does accumulate . . .

March 19, 2022
1:55 p.m.
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Updated radio page, & added Liminal Transit Review to the Lit Links page . . . spring coming . . . hope always with it . . .


March 21, 2022
1:51 p.m.
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Updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #13 | 2011 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . This volume features old friends Ric Amante, Jim Burke III, Joe Ciccone, Ralph H. Emerson, Judih Haggai, & new ones Jeremy Kilar & Charlie Beyer. . . back in Boston now, figuring the East Coast out again . . .


March 26, 2022
12:56 a.m.
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Updated radio page, & added Cutleaf Journal to the Lit Links page . . . got radio ready earlier than usual this time . . . so much writing to do . . .


April 2, 2022
12:00 p.m.
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This week I was at my workplace, meeting with colleagues, planning . . . also taking a workshop in the fundamentals of synthetic biology . . . been four decades since my shitty high school biology class, butchering a dead frog for no reasons why by the demand of an old bitter man . . . fuck you twice, Professor W . . .

And this was no high school class . . . I had to cling on with all I could, trying to follow the ideas presented . . . the lab work was fun . . . being among my work colleagues in person too . . . I was masked every day I went in . . . but OK . . . so busy, in fact, this weekend's SPR schedule moved to next weekend . . . no choice, too far behind in prep work . . . also, this weekend I make a many hours push toward finishing the current Bags End News story . . . long to go, many hours, fun all the way . . .

But I did Scriptor Press Sampler | #14 | 2012 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . This volume features Judih Haggai, Martina Newberry, Nathan D. Horowitz, Charlie Beyer, & Tom Sheehan, plus Joe Coleman, Gordon Fellman, Jonathan TALAT Philllips, Ric Amante, & Zannmarie Lloyd Taylor. . . oh, & this 24th anniversary of this site . . . wow, cool, & wow again . . . come so far & so much good work waits . . . thank you, long-gone Globe.com, for getting me going on this project . . .


April 7, 2022
2:13 p.m.
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Updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #15 | 2013 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . This volume features Judih Haggai, Tom Sheehan, Martina Newberry, Nathan D. Horowitz, & Charlie Beyer, plus Joe Coleman, Abraham Hafiz Rodriguez, GC Dillon, Joe Ciccone, Christopher Wick, Zannemarie Lloyd Tayler, & Nick Meador . . . funny, those on-site days led to many there getting COVID, testing positive . . . masked up, one of few, hope everyone gets through OK . . . also working on maybe getting an old friend on board to my employer! Maybe . . .


April 8, 2022
10:46 p.m.
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Updated radio page, & added Digging Through the Fat: A Journal for Cultural Omnivores to the Lit Links page . . . gonna write this weekend end to end . . . nothing else matters as much . . .


April 13, 2022
1:37 p.m.
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Updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #16 | 2014 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . This volume features Judih Haggai, Tom Sheehan, Martina Newberry, Nathan D. Horowitz, & Charlie Beyer, plus Joe Coleman, Ric Amante, Jeremy Kilar, Renee Schamberger, & Victor Vanek . . . hoping to get BM22 tickets when resale occurs 4/20 . . . that would feel nice . . .


April 16, 2022
10:46 p.m.
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Updated radio page, & added Midway Journal & Chaotic Merge Magazine to the Lit Links page . . . Cenacle 119 is fully under way . . . first big weekend of work on it . . . so much fun . . . see it emerge from disparate pieces . . .


April 20, 2022
12:58 p.m.
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Updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #17 | 2015 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . This volume features Judih Haggai, Tom Sheehan, Martina Newberry, Nathan D. Horowitz, Jimmy Heffernan, & Charlie Beyer, plus Joe Coleman, Colin James, & Victor Vanek. . . . BM22 tickets resale at 3 pm today! Here's hoping!!


April 23, 2022
10:46 p.m.
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Updated radio page, & added The Banyan Review to the Lit Links page . . . more Cenacle 119 work this weekend . . . more writing . . . getting closer . . . no sign of BM22 tickets yet . . .


April 30, 2022
1:32 p.m.
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Updated radio page, & now into a third Cenacle 119 working weekend . . . spent much of the week at workplace, masked up end to end . . . not going to Burning Man 2022, no tickets in hand, pandemic still going . . . sucks, but 2023 will pend . . .


May 2, 2022
3:43 p.m.
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Updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #18 | 2016 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . This volume features Judih Haggai, Tom Sheehan, Martina Newberry, Nathan D. Horowitz, Jimmy Heffernan, & Charlie Beyer, plus Algernon Beagle Joe Coleman, David Hartley, Colin James, & Victor Vanek. . . .

Starting in the interview process for additional tech writer at work . . . weird me being interviewer! Also working on getting my friend Greg in as a contract TW . . . hoping this all works out . . .

May 10, 2022
7:19 a.m.
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Added Kissing Dynamite: A Journal of Poetry to the Lit Links page . . . also updated Scriptor Press Sampler | #19 | 2017 Annual for a Publitas reading link . . . COVID-19 cases are going up & up . . . & yet there is a growing, willful blindness to it all . . .weird & very disturbing . . .


May 18, 2022
9:39 a.m.
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Added Dead Skunk Mag to the Lit Links page . . . all my focus this week is on Cenacle 119, & getting it done by Saturday . . . so lots of typing at issue's Bags End Book, Notes from New England, & History of Scriptor Press . . . KD is going to type Labyrinthine, & I've already typed Many Musics, & scanned & readied From Soulard's Notebooks . . . & all of the fine contributors' pieces are ready . . . just have to keep at it, day by day . . .



May 28, 2022
2:28 p.m.
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Updated radio page, & added Quibble to the Lit Links page . . . Cenacle 119 final proofing is near its end . . . long work week, as new tech writers come on board . . . good & tiring & good some more . . . more writing this weekend, much more . . .


June 1, 2022
7:07 p.m.
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Milkrose, Massachusetts

Cenacle 119 is, amazingly, done. Full-color anniversary issue. So much good content. Over 200 pages! Contents include:

*** Feedback on Cenacle 118
*** ElectroLounge Forums
*** New poetry by Martina Newberry, Judih Haggai, Tamara Miles, Colin James, Tom Sheehan, & Jo Monea
*** "Dock Jumping" (Prose) by Kenzie Oliver:
*** "Kaspar Hauser and the Chicken" [Prose] by Charlie Beyer
*** "Back in San Pablo" [Travel Journal] by Nathan D. Horowitz
*** "Mabon Calling" [Fiction] by Sam Knot
*** "Dialogue on the Eternal Now" by Jimmy Heffernan
*** "The God-Maker" [Fiction] by Ace Boggess
*** "The Story of Sindbad the Sailor" from The Arabian Nights [Classic Fiction]
*** "Labyrinthine [a new fixtion]" by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** "Many Musics" by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** "Notes from New England" [Commentary] by Raymond Soulard, Jr.
*** "Bags End Book #20 - Go Into the Sea! Part 1" by Algernon Beagle
*** "Rivers of the Mind" [A Novel] by Timothy Vilgiate

There is also much fine graphic artwork by Kassandra Soulard, Sam Knot, Tamara Miles, Jo Monea, Nathan D. Horowitz, Timothy Vilgiate, Judih Haggai, Michael Couvaras, & AbandonView. Plus newcomers Epi Rogan & Louis Staeble. Wow!


June 4, 2022
7:47 p.m.
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Milkrose, Massachusetts

Updated radio page, & did a lot of Cenacle 119 online promotion . . . printing pends . . . work is getting challenging as I am nudged to more of a leadership role . . . but trying to deal with it in good spirits . . . team of peers is always my wish in things . . .



June 11, 2022
7:07 p.m.
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Milkrose, Massachusetts

Updated radio page, & did daily Cenacle 119 online promotion . . . printing slowed by bum catridges, but going soon again . . . long week . . . not enough writing . . . just do better . . .



June 18, 2022
1:20 p.m.
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Milkrose, Massachusetts

Updated radio page, & did daily Cenacle 119 online promotion . . . printing ongoing . . . long weekend, Great Grand Braided Narrative awaits!



June 25, 2022
5:05 p.m.
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Updated radio page, & did daily Cenacle 119 online promotion . . . printing slow . . . but resuming soon . . . also updated on the site Labyrinthine, Dream Raps, Bags End-Creature Common Tales, History of Scriptor Press . . .




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