Archives: [August 2002]
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This is the archive page for the month [August 2002]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries found here from that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

A special report from our (soggy, stranded) man in Prague. | August 21, 2002
Yeah, yeah - so the day after I announced that I'm going to start updating daily again, things completely fell apart at my office and I had to deal with eight hours of utter chaos. Anyway, things have finally calmed...

I've decided to start updating every day again. | August 19, 2002
Granted, it won't be exactly the same as when I was last doing it, pre-9/11 - this time I'll be basically writing each entry on the train ride home from work, typing it at home that night, then posting it...

Special report from the middle east. | August 13, 2002
My friend Garth is in the middle east right now -- specifically, in Tajikistan, right in the middle of central Asia. I asked him if he'd send a report while he's over there of what the region is like; below...

How am I? I'm processing, thank you. | August 8, 2002
Last night, for the first time this summer, I gave myself a chance to just remember my ex-girlfriend, willow; to remember her laugh, the things she'd say, the way she smelled and the way she moved. I take this as...

[story] Sonnet for a heavenly body | August 4, 2002
An online version of my 2002 story "Sonnet for a heavenly body," also found in the book "Chicago Stories 2001-2004."

[story] A poem for willow, who is now my ex-girlfriend | August 4, 2002
An online version of my 2002 story "A poem for willow, who is now my ex-girlfriend," also found in the book "Chicago Stories 2001-2004."

[story] Concerning 'Yammer' and the inherent contradictions of poetry open mics | August 4, 2002
An online version of my 2002 story "Concerning 'Yammer' and the inherent contradictions of poetry open mics," also found in the book "Chicago Stories 2001-2004."

Travel journal - readers respond. | August 2, 2002
So last time here at my journal, I was talking about a radical new idea I've recently gotten - to take off in September 2003 for a five-year trip around the world, and to pay for it by charging people...