WELCOME to the Bod’s on-line:
~~~Filing-Cabinet in the clouds;
~~~Offerings of this & that;
~~~Architecture of shared awareness;
~~~Musings & inspirations, insights & follies, etc.
[The Bod L-O-L (Library-On-Line) is currently in the midst of a major re-design of all sites, with new wings & annexes for various topic areas. Some rooms or pages may be private (remaining invisible) or be labelled PROTECTED (requiring password to open) until more worthy of valued visitors like you, whose attention we’d rather not waste. Even so, opened rooms, like this, remain works-in-progress, so cycle back from time to time if only to note progress.]
MAP 1: You’ve reached # the sign at the entrance; # a map room with a view of itself; # the center of the known [poetry, ecology & art] universe; # the mirror at the heart of the world; # the peripheral edge of…where you are now—the New Bod Center’s Entry Post.
Besides disorientation, map, mop & self-reference room, www.bod-library.net holds whatever artists-in-residence have made or been making. Poetry-music rooms, atrium & galleries are home to featured arts & special exhibits. Related rooms may be stacked, but any room is reachable from any other by clicking its title in menu.
MAP 2: From here, you can:
a) Scroll down for more on THIS PAGE.
b) Click to OTHER PAGES on this site for particular genres or interest areas, using menu at top, e.g., ATRIUM for currently featured exhibits (or up soon):
~~~~~~~”Atrium Archeology–what was here, the territory inherited”;
~~~~~~~”Trompe l’oeil–the reality behind illusion”;
~~~~~~~”Auroville at 50–township of what’s to come?” [ASAP]
~~~~POETRY-Snaps for haikai albums;
~~~~POETRY-World for gifts from everywhere [ASAP];
~~~~ALICE’S GALLERY for varb artworks.
c) Click to NEW LINKED WINGS & ANNEXES in the Bod L-O-L Complex–e.g.,
www.Eco-Wing.net, for Nature’s Way, the Aldo Zone, Seeds of Thought;
www.Bod-Library.xyz, for Game Theory, Strategic Thinking…;
www.Bodlibrary.xyz, for Bod College, Productive Awareness, Easy Writing…;
d) Click to OLD LINKED WINGS & ANNEXES in the Bod L-O-L Complex–e.g.,
www.bodlibrary.org for miscellaneous posts +History Annex Topic-Area pages;
www.bodlibrary.com for the Old Bod Center–Personal Poetry, Album Snaps, Audio & Library Archives.
~~~Due to a technical glitch, we’ve lost contact with bodlibrary.info, our previous Basho Wing. We’re working on a new & improved Wing, not yet ready for friends. A glitch with how bodlibrary.net displays (without hyphen, it’s the previous game-theory + Bod College site)–i.e., discombobulated on some platforms, has led to temporarily closing access. See www.Bod-Library.XYZ (for game site) & www.Bodlibrary.XYZ (for Easy Writing course, etc.).
~~~All sites should be considered “IN PROGRESS,” i.e., at various stages of roughness, fine tuning, de-bugging, & (in-)completeness, until death do us part.
e) Click to LINKED PIPA DUMPS & Mirror-Times-Mirror depositories, where more or less new clippings from Mishugunah Peninsula publications offer inverse, reverse, & perverse perspectives on old news–as soon as we put up the links for: www.mirror-times-mirror.net, www.mirror-times-mirror.com &…..
f) CHECK out IN-HOUSE NEWSLETTERS, exercises made trying out templates in Apple’s Pages program, some chock full of photos, others (like the last 3) “just for the fun of it” (never sent).
~ Silver Linings 1 (fall 2015):
~~~~~Silver Linings 1 (9-24-15)
~~B’Odd News 3 (winter 2015-2016)
~~Bod College News 2 (spring 2016)
~~The Daily Bod (Nov. 9, 2016)
~~No News Magazine 1 (Jan. 2017)
g) COME BACK OFTEN–you shouldn’t expect to exhaust what a library has to offer in a single visit, even one with as limited in scope as this, no matter how well exhausted you may be from your concentrated attention by the end of a session.
“As often as I come back, there’s always more to find, more to share, more to do, more to re-do.”
–Yours Crudely, Self-reference librarian (& Chief Re-doer)
[This space sponsored by Gigi’s G-Spot, “where there’s always more to see, do, & enjoy.”]
Feel free…to noodle around the different wings, annexes, gardens, exhibits, scroll-map-self-reference-&-special topic rooms, shops & bistros, hotspots, nooks & crannies, etc. at your own risk, as usual, with special care in re-construction areas, labyrinths, worm-holes, crossing slippery ellipses & sounding the depths of bottomless cloud-sourced pages….
Map 3: the Bod-Library Complex–
MAPS: A MAPS room will be up shortly, followed eventually by content.
ATRIUM: Our exhibit space has a first exhibit–“What was already here, the inherited territory,” more or less related to mapping. Coming soon: “Bridges”; “Entries & Exits”; “Auroville at 50.”
POETRY: Note that poetry areas may be stacked (vertically) &/or in columns (1, 2, 3, 4), loosely corresponding to the 4 major gateways, verbal pillars or poetry lineages: global masters, free lyric, camera snap (hai!), & perverse verse. Masterworks transcend their time, place, genre, & maker. Free lyrics are free to be most anything, in traditional forms (or not). Besides being a snap, snap-poetry owes its existence to Basho’s “hokku” (opening verse), & his smart-camera verbal lens. Perverse verse needs no introduction, speaks for itself, has multiple parentage.
ART: Galleries will also be stacked, with works piled, shrunk & twisted as well as hung. (“Any resemblance to the original works is purely coincidental.”) Think of the gallery area as our refrigerator, and the art (mostly Virginia’s) magnetic. For those who consider photography an art, new tech opens many horizons to amateurs like us, as exhibits should reflect. (The cloud view above is from Gita’s long-developing album of cloud-reflections, in words & pixels.)
Poetry currently featured in rooms of their own (World; Archives; Snaps):
Gifts from everywhere, e.g., Kitty Houghton, Sri Aurobindo, Rilke, Rumi & Rabindranath, Old & New Mexico…
Leaky Buckets, poetry–music from the old days, including Rolling On: the wagon years (words & music of the Santa Fe Trail, cd produced by KUNM radio, 2003) & Like Water: In Spring Runoff (poetry & guitar, a “best-of-class, 1995”–MicLine Mag. Awards).
Snaps, Hai! little word-snaps from Inspiration log, with photos, an occasional haibun (e.g., “Welcome to Inspiration”; “On Seasons & Tricksters”) & related prose riffs.