Welcome to Phil Wagner's The Vintage Diarist, a set of web pages offering: poetry; investing advice; photographs; dream analysis; and a 1971 to the present personal journal.

Site Descriptions:

The Vintage Diarist is offered for viewing Steps, one man's journal and poetry. Illustrations include photography, graphics, and art. Steps was begun in late 1971, with frequent updates, to the present. The writer has an eclectic variety of interests.

Phil's Place is dedicated to blank verse, hypnotic trance, stream of consciousness, dream image, meditative vision, and free associative entries, moving backward in time. I believe, with Carl Gustav Jung, that to explore the "unconscious" is to plumb our deepest selves, our essential, archetypal states of being. In the depths we may discover exotic and mysterious aspects of our own natural history.

Investor's Journal is a diary focused strictly on investments and personal finance issues, primarily from a contrarian and retiree point of view. Follow along with an average guy's failures and successes as he learns, by trial and error, the fine art of value investing.

Dream Realm Diaries is a personal journal, with related dream diary links, about the confusion, inspiration, grief, joy, fear, humor, excitement, wisdom, frustration, and adventure of following and interpreting one's dreams with the aid of an experienced and supportive dream group.

The following links provide access to the main features:

 The Vintage Diarist    Main site for Steps.
 Steps Index    Listings of and access to the currently online portions of Steps.
 Small Myths, Small Dreams, Small Steps    The first part of Steps, from 1971-1975.
 Broken Branch, Fallen Leaf, Rippled Water    The second segment of Steps, from 1977-1985.
 Steps - The Pre-Retirement Years    A continuation of Steps, written on the computer from 1999-2002.
 Dove Feathers and Dog Hair    The most current Steps manifestation, from 2002-Present.
 About Phil Wagner    An abbreviated biography.
 Phil's Place    A site with a strictly poetic focus.
 Investor's Journal    A diary on investing, value, personal finance, and retirement budgeting.
 Dream Realm Diaries    A journal of dreams plus their interpretations and of other relevant links and experiences.