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Entries from July 30th, 2002

Finally

July 30th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

A little note to offer a great big welcome to Mitchell, who has, after incessant nagging and pleading, finally joined the booming ranks of escribitionists with his journal, “Chalkdust.” “I’m going to work myself through this time in my life as I try to figure what’s important and what I’m going to do about it… […]

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U-Haul Does Hawaii

July 19th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Turns out the Aloha State was one of twenty-seven “Venture Across America” destinations featured recently by U-Haul. The Hawaii section — which, like all the others, features a pretty well-done Flash feature — includes a coloring book and computer wallpaper. Notably, the main presentation focuses on the “alien invasion” — the battle to balance the ecosystem […]

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It was a Dark and Stormy Night

July 16th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

The 2002 winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest — which recognizes exceptionally bad writing — were announced yesterday. I love these awards… the literary equivalent to Black’s “Worst-Dressed List.” While an Oakland woman (Ms. Rephah Berg) took top honors, my favorite among the finalists was Mr. Charles Howland of St. Paul, Minnesota, who was the […]

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Towers and Shadows

July 15th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Plans are expected to be revealed today that outline several possible uses of the former site of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. “The plans include from two to six office towers, some topped by glass-clad see-through structures, several hundred feet high, to evoke the twin towers. Several include a huge tower, perhaps taller […]

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Overhaul

July 13th, 2002 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

Well! Have a baby and you do all sorts of wacky things. You fall asleep standing in the kitchen. You come up with whole new measurement systems to make the amount of time slept in the last week sound really long. And you get sick, get wired on cold medicine, and stay up way too […]

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