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This is the archive page for the month [August 2004]; 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.

Goodbye, UK and Ireland; hello, Frankfurt. | August 27, 2004
(Attention, Liz McGrew and Tim Davidson! The email addresses you gave for the secret mailing list keep bouncing my letters back - please write when you have a chance and let me know what's going on.) So, my last-minute plea...

One week until the tour has to be cancelled. | August 24, 2004
(Would you like to see some photos of a dorky Lego construction I made this weekend? Click here, then.) Well, the good news is that contributions still keep trickling in for my upcoming book tour of the UK and Ireland,...

Historic election, historic Olympics, historic report. | August 18, 2004
There are three things going on in my life right now that each have historic connotations: one involves the senatorial race here in Illinois, one involves the 2004 Athens Olympics, and the last involves the 9/11 government commission report, which...

Viva la mud-wrestling, part 2. | August 13, 2004
So when we last left off, it was 10 pm on Friday and I was just packing up at Schuba's, where I had just met up with my old college buddy Matt and all the other Mizzou people who were...

Viva la mud-wrestling! | August 11, 2004
(My weekend turned out so busy that it ended up taking me three full-length journal entries to describe it all. Today is part 1; part 2 will be posted tomorrow [Thursday] and part 3 [a 'photoblog'] on Friday. My publishing...

Random notes. | August 6, 2004
Not much of importance to report today, so I thought I'd collect up the little notes I've been keeping on my Treo this week and post them all. Enjoy. - x - Wow, I heard from a ton of people...

[book] Chicago Stories 2001-2004 | August 4, 2004
The online table of contents for my book "Chicago Stories 2001-2004," including direct links to HTML versions of all pieces found therein.

[story] That summer I dated that couple | August 4, 2004
An online version of my 2004 story "That summer I dated that couple," also found in the book "Chicago Stories 2001-2004."

More about anger; more about hate. | August 3, 2004
Well, as expected, I heard from a ton of readers this weekend concerning the problems I've been having with my crazy gangster-rap-blaring neighbor this summer. (The story's too long to recap here; you'll need to go read last Friday's entry...