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Date : October 2001

Oct. 31, 2001 (Halloween)

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Still sick today, but learning to live with it — as always. Feeling feverish, with chills, and a lot of nasal congestion. Some of the snot is blue. Dad came by the office this morning & I showed him around, but suggested that he come back some day @ about 1 p.m., so he could[…]

Oct. 30, 2001 (Tuesday)

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This morning I was sick — coughing & sneezing & feeling aching in my joints. It started sometime yesterday, but really hit me today. I was dizzy a few times at work, and hot & cold all day. Still, I went to work. Just after 9 a.m., I went west on SH 59, and took[…]

Oct. 29, 2001 (Monday)

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Today, I burned a CD for Brent Harjo, read in “The Stand”, and scanned in some more of my old photos. Just after noon, I went to the bank & cashed my last Wrangler check. It was an unexpected check, but apparently I’d earned it — it was the vacation time I had accrued but[…]

Oct. 28, 2001 (Sunday)

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Another week has gone by & I still like my new job. Most days, I have an article on the front page, sometimes two, since I’m one of the two “news writers”. I’m still meeting new people and learning more about our county. When I got the job, I was thinking, “It’s a small-time newspaper[…]

Oct. 22, 2001 (Monday)

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Tuesday (the 16th), I started my job at the Seminole Producer, which has been a learning experience. I had already met Karen Anson, the managing editor, but Tuesday, I met Ryan Nix, the “events editor”, and Donny Cofer, the sports editor. Marilyn & Mr. Keisman, who work in advertising. John Lewis, Katie & Susie, in[…]

Oct. 15, 2001 (Monday)

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Saturday, I spent most of the day at MDZ’s, doing laundry — three loads, & watching football games. OU’s game wasn’t televised. Zane & I helped D extend his trail around the canyon a ways (to the SW of the trailer). Then D helped me finish the trail that LRT & I had started, over[…]

Oct. 12, 2001 (Friday)

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Last night, I stayed awake until after 4am, reading “Insomnia” by Stephen King, and didn’t wake up this morning until after Noon. I checked my emails, sent my poems to NG so she could copy them off for her class (I sent about 8 non-rhyming poems, so I can teach the students about free-verse poems).

Oct. 11, 2001 (Thursday)

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It’s now been one full month since the terrorists hijacked the 4 airliners and crashed them into our World Trade Center Towers, and the Pentagon. For 5 days now, the United States, with the help of Great Britain, Germany, France, and other nations, has been bombing Afghanistan nightly, and dropping medical relief supplies during the[…]

Oct. 7, 2001 (Sunday)

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Published on: 2001.10.07

Wednesday, I checked on my application at the Producer, to no avail, and got my application at Wal-Mart.

Oct. 2, 2001 (Tuesday)

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Yesterday, I got an application from the Seminole Producer, and visited Goff (a factory nearby).

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