hossman, I understand what you are saying, but for the moment, while I am trying to learn Perl and other processes involved with it, seeing only the nodes that I started, means being able to go back to review & learn from the responses & seeing who responded / helped me with my question. This way I know who to thank or enter into further correspondence with, if they're so inclined.
Much better to use the "Don't include replies" option on Super Search.
ysth++ Bingo.. That works best for me at the moment, until I can learn how to implement the programming tidbits that tye suggested. (For the moment, those are pretty advanced / foreign to me, but I'll figure it out soon. That's what I'm here for!)
Thank you everyone.