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January, 2014

thomas 923 oak arizona | the 923 oak project
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meet thomas: 923 oak | arizona

By On January 31, 2014

From our initial conversations on the phone, Thomas seemed like a character, and he didn’t disappoint in person. A real charmer, with a twinkle in his eye and a quick wit. I… Read More

thomas at 923 oak | the 923 oak project
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about thomas: 923 oak | arizona

By On January 27, 2014

We sat in the main room of 923 Oak – really the only room, aside from the bedroom and bathroom – me on a bar stool at the counter separating the living… Read More

923 oak mailboxes arizona | the 923 oak project
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introducing 923 oak | arizona

By On January 24, 2014

“Have you ever done drugs?” Not a question I was anticipating. I’d pulled into the driveway of 923 Oak, a mobile home built into the Arizona foothills, and see two dudes, clad… Read More

mike + pete 923 oak ohio
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meet mike & pete: 923 oak | ohio

By On January 21, 2014

I am so grateful & appreciative of Mike & Pete for agreeing to participate in this project. Little did they know they’d be my guinea pigs. When I asked them why they… Read More

bookshelves @ 923 oak, ohio | the 923 oak project
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about pete: 923 oak | ohio

By On January 18, 2014

Pete grew up in the country, outside of a small town in northwest Ohio. He is the youngest of three children, and the only son of a deeply religious, traditional farm family.… Read More

letters to 923 oak | the 923 oak project
journey

synchronicity

By On January 15, 2014

I stood in front of the rainbow of stationery colors at Paper Source for a long time, carefully considering the envelope color for the next batch of 923 Oak letters, wondering which… Read More

artwork from mike's late brother | the 923 oak project
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about mike: 923 oak | ohio

By On January 13, 2014

Mike studied nuclear engineering at MIT, so naturally we had a lot to discuss. (Ahem.) He thought he would be a scientist, but he realized he was more interested in learning about… Read More

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introducing 923 oak | ohio

By On January 9, 2014

I knocked on the door of my very first 923 Oak feeling a flurry of mixed emotions: excitement, nervousness and anticipation for this inaugural interview that would help to define the next… Read More

Windmill @ sunset | the 923 oak project
journey

really, it’s the journey?

By On January 8, 2014

I’m headed back to Arizona for a follow-up visit with the 923 Oak residents I met last month, and spend some QT with my parents too. Now that I’ve quit the working… Read More