a journal of observations, obsessions and inspirations

April2012

Posted in: Books

Hey, old friend / What d’ya say, old friend?

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 done over the years, both text and layout gathered samples and wrote instructions for Vivian, who will be transcribing interview[…]

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Once again…

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 way” I call it. I don’t have the time; I have other responsibilities now. I’ve tried to abandon the book,[…]

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