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Random notes. | August 27, 2003
I don't really have anything too particularly big or exciting to talk about today, so thought I'd just string along a couple of smaller, more random thoughts I've been having recently. Enjoy. - x - It's finally gotten hot here...

I heard from a bunch of old college friends last week. | August 25, 2003
Mostly it was because of news that rippled through the University of Missouri internet grapevine recently, that brought a little moment of sadness to all of us Mizzou alum scattered throughout the world - the Heidelburg, one of those near-campus...

The Paypal account is working well. | August 22, 2003
In fact, according to Garth almost $200 has been donated since the account went live on Wednesday. All right! I'm still a ways off from having all the money I need for the trip, but at least I have enough...

My Paypal account is finally working! | August 20, 2003
Yes indeed, I am now ready to start accepting online donations towards my spoken-word tour of western Germany, coming up in the last two weeks of October. Paypal account holders can send their donation directly to katnerg at juno dot...

I'm giving myself one more year. | August 18, 2003
That is, I'm giving myself one more year to finish my new novel and either find a literary agent who will represent it or a small press willing to publish it. If I can't accomplish both these goals by next...

I mailed my 350th resume yesterday. | August 15, 2003
My, how the time flies when you've been unemployed for eleven months! The score thus far: interviews - 3; nasty replies - 2; complete and utter ignoring of my resume, as if I didn't even exist - 345. The entire...

Media notes. | August 13, 2003
I've been watching an awful lot of television this summer and reading an awful lot of books and newspapers, mostly because I'm so damn broke and literally have nothing better to do with my time these days. I've also been...

I'm falling for a couple. | August 11, 2003
(CAUTION: Today's entry discusses sexual topics [including group sex and bisexuality] in an explicit way. Those uncomfortable knowing the details of my sex life are advised not to read it.) Why yes, it is as weird an experience as you...

Oh yeah, I mentioned a new novel, didn't I? | August 7, 2003
At least, I think I'm pretty sure that I mentioned this in my last update on Tuesday, right? Long-time readers will remember why it's so difficult for me to talk about writing a new novel; new readers, I guess, deserve...

Why no, I haven't gotten back into my routine yet. | August 5, 2003
Has the lack of updates this week kinda given that away? Ever since I got back from my week-long vacation to Missouri, I've found it almost impossible to get back into my usual Chicago routines - the walking around, the...

[story] TelevisionGirl | August 4, 2003
An online version of my 2003 story "TelevisionGirl," also found in the book "Chicago Stories 2001-2004."

[story] An ode to 'Mental Graffiti' on the occasion of their last show | August 4, 2003
An online version of my 2003 story "An ode to 'Mental Graffiti' on the occasion of their last show," also found in the book "Chicago Stories 2001-2004."

[story] Eulogy for Defiant Theatre | August 4, 2003
An online version of my 2003 story "Eulogy for Defiant Theatre," also found in the book "Chicago Stories 2001-2004."