Archives: [September 2003]
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This is the archive page for the month [September 2003]; 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.

Another unwanted history lesson; plus, readers' biases revealed! | September 29, 2003
Regular readers will know that I am currently devouring as much German history as I can right now, because of my upcoming book tour of the country (which starts in about a week and a half). On Friday I sat...

More on the scam which is world history. | September 26, 2003
On Monday I was talking about how I've started reading up on German history, in preparation of my book tour there next month (which, by the way, officially begins in less than two weeks - yikes). On Tuesday I came...

I miss you. Yeah, and you too. | September 24, 2003
I hung out with *Ben and *Jennifer last night, as part of a fundraiser for an arts organization they belong to here in Chicago. It was the first time in about a month I had seen them, and like always,...

Das land der mitte. | September 22, 2003
(Trivia answer: Last Friday's journal entry was, in fact, titled after the name of Jack Kerouac's first novel, The Town and the City. According to Kerouac's journals, this was the one novel of his career he was always the most...

The town and the city. | September 19, 2003
A reader asked me a very intriguing question this week, regarding my upcoming book tour of Germany - if I'm disappointed that my hosts live in a small town like Cochem, where I'll be spending a lot of my time...

It came. | September 17, 2003
It came, it came, it came, in a big, thick white envelope with "U.S. Department of State" stamped in big letters across the front, so that I knew immediately what it was before I had even gotten it out of...

Ordnung muss sein! | September 15, 2003
I've been continuing my research this week in preparation of my book tour of Germany, which is starting up not much longer than three weeks from now. Now that I know that the tour is official, I've been continuing my...

Der Sexuellklub. | September 12, 2003
New readers probably don't know it, but I've been writing a sex column for a British magazine called Liv4now this year. You haven't heard about them in awhile because their website's been offline all summer, getting retooled into a pay...

Regarding language barriers and poetry readings. | September 10, 2003
One of my readers asked me recently if I was going to address the issue of language when it came to my book tour of Germany, coming up this October - of the potential problems I might face as an...

Well, there's no going back now. | September 8, 2003
That's right - on October 8th at precisely 1:50 pm, I will be stepping on a plane for Frankfurt no matter how unprepared I am or how little money I've ended up raising. Jason Pettus is going to Germany. The...

Only $50 to go for my plane ticket! | September 5, 2003
You heard me right - I only have 50 more dollars to raise (or approximately 45 Euros) before I can buy my plane ticket and make my book tour of western Germany a reality. We can thank Lufthansa for this...

I went bowling with *Ben and *Jennifer last weekend. | September 3, 2003
You remember Ben and Jennifer, don't you? They're the Radiohead-listening, comics-reading couple I've been hanging out with every couple of weeks this summer, sometimes for friendly evenings out and sometimes for hot bisexual group sex. This weekend was a friendly-evening-out...