First, I’ve turned off comments on all the whore pages (and entries older than a week). This page has seen enough. It’s time to let go, kids. Plus, spammers. Some guy named “2435 Bob” keeps talking about how great gambling is. The only Bob related to gambling I’m going to recommend on this site can be found in F. Barthleme’s excellent and painful Bob the Gambler.

Second, I’ve had a lot of requests about my first wife. What happened, where is she now, etc. I’ve avoided talking about her for quite a few reasons, the biggest being that I want to be considerate of her and her new life. Also, I’m uncomfortable sharing “the dirt” because it should be obvious; we divorced. It didn’t work out. I will list *my* failures in that relationship as follows:

  • Immaturity
  • Emotionally distant and inconsiderate
  • Unable to communicate
  • Paralysis around doing the hard work

I’m certain there are others. But they only matter in that I recognize my failings and I am trying to be better about them (and others) with Heather.

Third, I’ll share more about the summer of 2001 when I’m feeling less stressed about Heather’s well-being and my employment.

Fourth, welcome to all the new readers! My lady sent me a ton of traffic.

Fifth, thanks to all of you for your kind wishes and good vibes and positive thoughts. I can’t tell you how much it means to have such support from complete strangers.