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The Grateful Wretch

Paul Ford has his picture taken.

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The Grateful Wretch 1: Pre-shoot
I must be doing something right.
Monday, February 11, 2002
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The Grateful Wretch 2: Facing the Camera
A photo session.
Sunday, March 10, 2002
3
Notes from a Road Trip
Oklahoma, Memphis, and Bucksnort, Tennessee
Wednesday, May 8, 2002
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The Sacred Womanhood of Brooklyn
Respect and fear while waiting for the gym.
Monday, June 10, 2002
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Lucky Ducky Purgative
Working that orange alert out of my system.
Friday, February 28, 2003
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Game for Small Sounds
A piece I wrote with words of one sound each. No more, and of course no less (or else there'd be no sound at all).
Tuesday, February 12, 2002
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Anticipated Essays
An experiment, in which I write things over time, slowly, perhaps, eventually, the slowest writing ever.
Monday, February 4, 2002
3 sections.
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Life in Terkels
Measuring your life as a ratio to Studs
Thursday, February 7, 2002
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Fragmented Year
I keep a file called messages on my computer that holds all my phone conversations, story ideas, quotes, and phone numbers. I add to it as the days go by, when I'm working. It's over a year old, and 32,000 lines long. This is a collage made from bits of it.
Wednesday, February 13, 2002
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Afternoon of Albums
Reflections on the music I listened to this afternoon, and the afternoon albums of two friends.
Friday, June 14, 2002


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