My old man, an inveterate poker player, used to say “If you find yourself in a losing streak, you’ll make things worse by trying to end it. Just ride it out.” I’ve ridden my losing streak for the past nine years, after my wife left me and filed for divorce. She took me for everything, and she badmouthed me to every other woman in the world, it seems. I’m broke and lonely, but on the bright side, I’ve gotten into World War Two documentaries—nothing too depressing, just battles and patriotism. Historical knowledge can substitute for carnal knowledge, I guess.
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