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When I was a teenager, in the Fall of 1971 just after I turned 16 years old, and just a few months after my family had returned to California from a three-year stay in Illinois, I took a typing course at James Monroe High School, in the 11th grade, and my family (for some reason I don’t recall) acquired a small, portable typewriter, which I immediately took possession of, and kept in my room. The early months and year of this ‘journal’ consisted of much japery — spoofs of strange meanings of made-up foreign words, riffs on songs and TV lines.
Over the next couple years, it congealed, if that’s the word, to a more conventional diary-like journal.
In particular, every entry in my journal had a title. Early ones were nonsensical, that is playful ploys on languages; some later years used single words, or two word ‘the xx’ phrases.
Later ones — by 1980 and following — employed fanciful poetic or philosophical terms, phrases with suggestive meanings but no obvious allusion to the topic under discussion in that post, mixed in with quotations from songs or plays that had come to my attention. And some similar ones, all from 1980: Clouds, from the Four Quarters of the Universe Collective Extremities Science Fiction Distillations [years later, my short fiction review column in Locus, beginning 1988, was called “Distillations”] Depth Structures The Whiteness of the Dawn Sublime Disparities Transient Continuities Conjectures on Ships that Sail the Moon Shadows of Starlight and Symphonies of Mind Prickling Dissonance Tapestry of Refulgent Fuligin [my review of Gene Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer] Circular Explorations The Last Day of the Old World Always There Will be Greater Transparency Contexts Presence Fixes Dreams that Can’t Come True …and many more.
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