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Joppa is a place. Part three.

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it feels like a forgotten place.

it’s there on the grid,

right off of the 45,

just 7 miles south of downtown Dallas,

but somehow,

it’s hidden at the same time.

until recently,

there was no bridge crossing over the rail tracks.

when a train came through,

the only road into town would be blocked.

stories abound,

of sick people in ambulances,

dying as the train slowly rolled by…

or houses aflame as fire trucks waited on the other side of the tracks

maybe the forgotten thing is all in my head.

i’m not from there.

and i’m sure my intuition isn’t sufficient proof.

i’m sure it’s much more complicated than I’ve made it sound.

but then again,

when is it not?

sad but true



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January 24, 2011 at 12:19 am

Joppa is a place. Part two.

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there’s not much to it really.

a couple hundred denizens.

a couple dozen horses.

two handfuls of churches.

one mosque.

one pond full of tires.


one naked homeless woman that everyone told me about but I never saw (alas)…

there’s no school.

there’s no supermarket,

no barbershop

and no restaurant.

there’s not a whole lot of anything.

there’s some crime, some drug abuse and some very poor families living there


none of it feels extreme.

I guess,

that’s just it.

on paper,

there’s not much to tell you about.

but the truth is,

I’ve never been to a place with quite as much identity as Joppa.

picture that.

dog life!

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January 16, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Joppa is a place. Part one.

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so it begins.

on paper

the name of the town is…


in spoken word

the name of the town is…


in hebrew

the name of the town is…


in real time,

to the south Dallas residents that live there,

the name of the town is…


more to come

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January 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

twenty eleven.

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the past is a grotesque animal.

here’s to the future.

the O is for other.

P is for people.

the last P,

well that’s not so simple…






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January 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm