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How I Became a Famous Pickup Artist : Part 2

This is a continuation of the story, How I Became a Famous Pickup Artist Part 1. If you haven't read that already, you should do so before reading this article.

Papa was notorious for being in contact with everyone in the pickup scene. I couldn't blame him, either - he was the business side of "Real Social Dynamics", a company that taught seminars and workshops to aspiring players. Not surprisingly, he was the only person at the seminar that I knew.

In order to extract every last precious second out of my experience, I had gotten on the earliest flight to Chicago that I could book. I called Papa when I arrived at the hotel at 10am. I could hardly make out his voice. He'd been out in the clubs until very late and was still sleeping.

Tony's Hat

On Sleepless in Durham


Tony Rocha, formerly one of the Stagville staff members, has helped me a tremendous amount in my project.  He now works elsewhere, but every time I go to Stagville, I still find myself looking for him.  On one of his last days at Stagville, I went to the barn where he had his workshop.  I was making pictures of him with Kimberly Puryear, who has also now left Stagville.  I looked up on the barn, and there was his hat.  I nearly burst into tears.

Tony told me stories of Stagville and helped me get started on my own visual storytelling project.  He wore this hat the day I began my Living Legacy project, and so I always think of him like that.  He has taken me to see the old Spring House and shown me wonderful things around Stagville.  He even gave me fresh venison to take home to my husband.  (I don't eat venison.  It's a Bambi thing.)

Tony, thank you for all of your help with my work at Stagville!  What will Stagville do without its American American?

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