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Journal: 1999-2000

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June 7, 2005
little baby feet

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Paw Paw, West Virginia, 2001. The Art Gallery is also a good place to go for photos, and each journal page here usually has at least one.


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¶ March 13: Letter from Nigeria.
¶ February 14: Buy It from the Monster.
¶ January 29: Chomsky's Cat.
¶ January 9: Hains Point.
¶ January 8: The Painted Car and the Field.
¶ January 7: The Does, Jonathan and Jennifer.

September-December 2001
¶ December 19: Far, Far from the Lake....
¶ November 27: I'm in a Fog.
¶ October 27: Damage.
¶ October 16: Mr. Gökdemir Has Left the Building.
¶ September 11: Thousands.

August 2001
¶ August 25: My City (Part VI). Blind to change.
¶ August 24: My City (Part V). Trespass.
¶ August 21: My City (Part IV). Whores and other finds.
¶ August 16: My City (Part III). Gems and thieves.
¶ August 11: My City (Part II). The waters.
¶ August 9: My City (Part I). Say hello to my little friend.

July 2001
¶ July 31: One of Us. I was at first sad after reading that a woman in her 80s had tripped and bumped her head and died. And then the coverage began...
¶ July 21: Jazz Legend Comes Clean.
¶ July 6: I'm Dead. No really.
¶ July 3: I'm 34 years old.

June 2001
¶ June 28: Terminator with a Cause. Another true story from the city.
¶ June 24: It's been quiet a while, hasn't it? I've been having some bizarre problems with the computer, in addition to an unusual workload. But I've got a lot of interesting stories lined up -- murder, heartbreak, out to sea, down the highway... you know, the usual; so check back a bit later. In other news, I've been told that the girl is not dead. Details to follow.
¶ June 12: Familiar Territory.

May 2001
¶ May 27: Some pretty cool new images added to the Numbers Gallery. Because I say so.
¶ May 26: For the Rest of Your Life.
¶ May 8: The Monk on the Wind-Swept Hill.
¶ May 1: In Other Words.

April 2001
¶ April 24: A Sorrow Beyond Dreams. An Armenian requiem.
¶ April 23: Alexandros. A Turkish requiem.
¶ April 19: Want.
¶ April 17: Plugging Back In.
¶ April 16: Working on taxes right up to the midnight deadline, a first.
¶ April 12: I've been under a pile of work, and I don't expect to emerge until April 17. See, I made a cool sidebar, though.
¶ April 5: The Coup, Part IV.
¶ April 3: The Coup, Part III.
¶ April 1: The Coup, Part II.

March 2001
¶ March 30: There's a new Stats section to amuse you. And The Coup begins today.
¶ March 26: Reporting Live. Sonny came home.
¶ March 19: Still.
¶ March 13: Streets II.
¶ March 12: Streets.
¶ March 11: A Million Books. A tribute of sorts.
¶ March 2: We Be Thieves, Stealing Furiously in the Night.

February 2001
¶ February 28: Silhouettes. And some words, yes.
¶ February 22: Flowers.
¶ February 21: Birds.
¶ February 14: <!-- Is This What You Wanted? -->
¶ February 10: More Bitlets.
¶ February 9: Dash.
¶ February 2: I Don't Have To Write This One.

January 2001
¶ January 31: Bandwagon. Should I license these?
¶ January 28: Careless.
¶ January 27: The Masturbatory Friend.
¶ January 23: Vignettes.
¶ January 21: Two Foxes Caught in the Act. A good walk, and four photographs.
¶ January 20: The Dracula Addendum. Here we go again with the Ludlumesque titles.
¶ January 18: Schallanjche. A ski trip, converting to snowblading, and with encouragement from friends and some wine, inventing eXtreme Chess.
¶ January 9: She Wins. Three journal keepers, two pairs of pants, one set of keen eyes, and a frivolous entry.
¶ January 8: Digital Wind.
¶ January 3: Community.

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