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Early Abominations

From 1997-1998, the worst of Ftrain.

1
27 Nov 97
New Nikes, Shot into the Stars
Thursday, November 27, 1997
2
28 Nov 97
Disposing of Evidence
Friday, November 28, 1997
3
29 Nov 97
Quick Visit With an Old Friend
Saturday, November 29, 1997
4
06 Dec 97
Merry Christmas (Running From Paramilitary Fundamentalists)
Saturday, December 6, 1997
5
16 Dec 97
This is a bad short story; it was an attempt to be kind of clever, and an attempt to -- oh, well, fuck it.
Tuesday, December 16, 1997
6
04 Nov 97
Boogie Nights
Tuesday, November 4, 1997
7
06 Nov 97
A lunchtime discussion.
Thursday, November 6, 1997
8
10 Jan 98
Nostalgia, 2030 AD
Saturday, January 10, 1998
9
12 Jan 98
Fordian Analysis
Monday, January 12, 1998
10
22 Jan 98
Sarah McLachlan
Thursday, January 22, 1998
11
23 Jan 98
Aliens and Ghosts
Friday, January 23, 1998
12
31 Jan 98
Workplace Limericks
Saturday, January 31, 1998
13
09 Feb 98
Lazy boy weepy boy whiny boy.
Monday, February 9, 1998
14
12 Feb 98
A review of Negativland's DISPEPSI
Thursday, February 12, 1998
15
16 Feb 98
Songs from the Cold War
Monday, February 16, 1998
16
02 Mar 98
On Vacation
Monday, March 2, 1998
17
03 Mar 98
Terrible Literary Error
Tuesday, March 3, 1998
18
06 Mar 98
Day off.
Friday, March 6, 1998
19
09 Mar 98
Abduction
Monday, March 9, 1998
20
11 Mar 98
Still a little stressed out over the abduction.
Wednesday, March 11, 1998
21
12 Mar 98
Reader Response
Thursday, March 12, 1998
22
13 Mar 98
More Reader Response
Friday, March 13, 1998
23
14 Mar 98
Brought to you by the letter...
Saturday, March 14, 1998
24
12 Apr 98
Easter entry
Sunday, April 12, 1998
25
13 Apr 98
Poems for Young Capitalists
Monday, April 13, 1998
26
14 Apr 98
A Force of Darkness Expelled
Tuesday, April 14, 1998
27
25 Apr 98
Career Change
Saturday, April 25, 1998
28
08 May 98
All by my lonesome
Friday, May 8, 1998
29
09 May 98
The Way People Are
Saturday, May 9, 1998
30
13 May 98
The Writing Life
Wednesday, May 13, 1998
31
03 Jun 98
7 June 1998 (Departure Point) 1
Wednesday, June 3, 1998
32
14 Jun 98
I'll Send Money When I Can 1
Sunday, June 14, 1998
33
27 Jun 98
Family Planning
Saturday, June 27, 1998
34
02 Jul 98
Memo to the other 98%
Thursday, July 2, 1998
35
03 Jul 98
Breaking Up
Friday, July 3, 1998
36
04 Jul 98
God bless it, Amen! I have taken this flag and pressed it to my chest and it has come out the other side.
Saturday, July 4, 1998
37
05 Jul 98
A day for "Bob"
Sunday, July 5, 1998
38
11 Jul 98
Some (Babbling) Thoughts about Web Diaries and Journals
Saturday, July 11, 1998
39
13 Jul 98
Do you Like the New, Red Subway Diary?
Monday, July 13, 1998
40
15 Jul 98
Faith Revisited
Wednesday, July 15, 1998
41
16 Jul 98
General Truthful Administrative Paul Ford Update
Thursday, July 16, 1998
42
17 Jul 98
Fact/New Friend
Friday, July 17, 1998
43
19 Jul 98
My Pals
Sunday, July 19, 1998
44
25 Jul 98
Day Four
Saturday, July 25, 1998
45
27 Jul 98
Pony!
Monday, July 27, 1998
46
28 Jul 98
Holocaust
Tuesday, July 28, 1998
47
29 Jul 98
Little Bastard/Story/List
Wednesday, July 29, 1998
48
26 Jul 98
Recap
Sunday, July 26, 1998
49
04 Aug 98
Total Systems Failure
Tuesday, August 4, 1998
50
06 Aug 98
A Visit to the Vet
Thursday, August 6, 1998
51
07 Aug 98
Gym
Friday, August 7, 1998
52
08 Aug 98
I Never Left My Heart There
Saturday, August 8, 1998


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