About the memoir posts:

I always viewed sympathy as a band aid. I feel that pity obscures matters. I would rather be known for my victories, than for my defeats. I would rather be known for writing well, than for having had a tough life.

If there is any ultimate point to my memoir posts, it’s that no matter how hard life gets, if you hang tough, you get through it. I think that Norman Spinrad said it best in Bug Jack Barron “The only way out is through.”

For the rest of the tale, have a look at my amazon wiki page.