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923 oak florida | the 923 oak project
* florida *

gravel driveways & comfort zones

By On March 21, 2014

I walk up the long gravel driveway to knock on the front door of 923 Oak Lane. Under the watchful eyes of two curious female neighbors, I figure there’s no turning back… Read More

$w1fT looking out at the Arizona foothills | the 923 oak project
* arizona *

meet $w1fT: 923 oak | arizona

By On March 17, 2014

These stories about $w1fT have generated a lot of heated conversation with some people who are very dear to me. They are worried about the content and tone of these posts; that… Read More

almost twilight in iowa | the 923 oak project
* iowa *

introducing 923 oak | iowa

By On March 13, 2014

  I am Waze-ing my way through northwestern Iowa to meet Faye and her family on a sleepy, snowy Sunday. It’s 1:59pm, one minute before our scheduled meeting time, and the female… Read More

illinois #923roadtrip | the 923 oak project
journey

20 days in

By On March 8, 2014

Today marks the halfway point of my #923roadtrip. I’m 20 days into my 40-day journey, and I’m halfway across America. I’m staying out in the country in central Iowa, with my aunt… Read More

$w1fT's neighborhood | the 923 oak project
* arizona *

about $w1fT: 923 oak | arizona

By On March 5, 2014

Parental Advisory: strong language. Here’s a glimpse into my emails with $w1fT, shortly after our conversation on the hill. Date: 12.9.13 1:18 pm From: Kristin To: $w1fT Hey there — how are… Read More

$w1fT's hands | the 923 oak project
* arizona *

introducing $w1fT: 923 oak | arizona

By On March 3, 2014

December 2013 $w1fT leads me up a small hill behind the house. My shiny nude patent heels leave little  puncture marks in the soft ground  – a city-girl version of Hansel &… Read More

new mexico #923roadtrip | the 923 oak project
journey

seven days in

By On February 23, 2014

More than 2,700 miles. Nine states. A few looooong days on this solo road trip, but the weather was perfect and I snapped some spectacular scenery at 75+ miles per hour. Over… Read More

923 oaks across america | the 923 oak project
journey

planning to be spontaneous

By On February 14, 2014

I hit the road for my six-week road trip in two days. “Where are you going?” everyone asks. “All over!” is my answer. But the truth is, I don’t really know where… Read More

thomas 923 oak arizona | the 923 oak project
* arizona *

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
* arizona *

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
* arizona *

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
* ohio *

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
* ohio *

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

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

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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* ohio *

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