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Nearly 140 interviews into the tenor book, I’m trying to wrangle all the material. I have binders full of transcripts, and tapes yet to be transcribed. Typing up a verbatim record of the conversation is hard to do. The hardest part, I’m not kidding, is deciding on the punctuation. Think[…]

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Today: recovering from a particularly intense (and tense) week at work, intended to catch up on homework for my class. What did I actually do? Spent every moment I could find with my old friend, the Tenor Book: organized files, electronic and paper glanced at some of the work I’d[…]

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Once again…

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The tenor book. During the last 14 years, this project has variously been my frustration, my focus or my inspiration, and sometimes all at once. More than 100 interviews, 65,000+ miles of travel and thousands of hours in, I’ve dealt with one interruption after another – “life getting in the[…]

Has it really been a whole year? Ay ay ay. Been working on the site, new design, mental commitment… hasn’t quite translated into sustained activity. I tell myself I’m getting there (does that count?) and console myself with awareness that this is connected to my real work, my writing. And[…]

Camera Lineage

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In my journeys with cameras, I’ve worked almost exclusively in black and white, enjoying the affinity I have for the shades, the grays—and for film. As digital cameras started to become more available, I stopped shooting. Though I now have a digital SLR and find it… umm, utilitarian, it’s just[…]