Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A Summer Conversation with Bob Dobbs at the Abandoned Campus of my Youth


A Summer Conversation with Bob Dobbs at the Abandoned Campus of my Youth was originally intended to be the first half of the second part of my long-form Bob Dobbs interview that began with The Real Deal piece I finished last year. Unfortunately, I ran out of steam at the end of last summer due to some personal issues and never really got back on track with the line of questioning and the piece seemed to slow to a halt of its own volition. Looking back over the work now, however, I see that the content that we completed works well on its own and when Bob suggested that I just put up what I had finished I decided to take his advice.

Upon reading this you will most likely notice that the tone of the piece is quite different from the Real Deal. The Real Deal was my attempt at creating an exhaustive ‘Day in the Life’ piece while this one reads more like the conversation that a protégé and mentor might have during a summer break as they look over a campus left abandoned by all but the most dedicated of students.

I am going to make this a Fivebodied exclusive:


A Summer Conversation with Bob Dobbs at the Abandoned Campus of my Youth

I hope that you all enjoy.

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