I’m working my way down my small tower of literature and I decided to take on Ben Tanzer’s You Can Make Him Like You. I appreciated the pace, the accessibility of the story, the font size. I enjoyed it tremendously and would recommend it to anyone to pick up and read (so go order it already). The unexpected surprise I had after reading it is how I related to the protagonist’s experiences, doubts, and fears of fatherhood and what it is to really be a man. It made me do some unanticipated introspection, something that has happened a lot more as of late.
In about seven weeks, it’ll be a year that my ex-wife and I separated. It’s been a painfully interesting journey, full of ache and growth. I’m in a much better place because of it. Saturday, I get the tattoo on my wrist covered up and that will be the last external trace of my relationship cut.
My lady friend has a healthy friendship with her ex. This is strange, at least to me. I learned from my stepfather how not to talk to ex-girlfriends, ex-wives. I believe in cutting the limb off before the cancer spreads into the hand that dials her phone number, where the message you leave on her voice mail is like a life preserver tied to a frayed rope. There is no such thing as a healthy break-up, just one that takes less out of you than you expected.
We Will Live Like Our Ghosts Will Live is out at a few places. I find myself writing more poems for it so I hope who ever accepts it will allow me to make some changes to make the MS stronger.
PANK released the entire Divination in DC show. I’m glad I got to watch the first half again because you can’t really enjoy a reading when you’re in it and you have to rock some faces off. You can watch it all here. Thank you, PANK, as always for being amazing.