Before we dig into today's letter, I really like this "Ask Polly" piece at The Awl, I Miss My Maniac Ex. The Maniac Ex is what we around these parts would call a Darth Vader boyfriend. So you focus on that one magical night, in the middle of a sea of terrible nights, where he … Continue reading #392: Overdue apologies.
Kate has organized another meetup. Here are the details from her: London meetup #1 was excellent, with about 15 people, and we nearly got thrown out of a library for being awesome too loudly. So here's London meetup #2. This time on a weekend & in central London, by popular demand! 17th November, 11:00 am … Continue reading London Meetup #2!
Howdy Cap'n~ My mother had an affair and left my father for my former best friend and coworker, whom she met thru me and my job. This happened over a year ago, and I'm past the initial shock.. I came to realize I cannot change what happened, and that I can either stay angry about … Continue reading #391: How To Train Your Rageasaurus
Dear Captain Awkward: My dad's health is declining- in the past three years he's had a quadruple bypass, and is now on dialysis. My mom, who doesn't have a big support network and who isn't talkative about her feelings at the best of times, is running herself ragged keeping up with his doctors appointments, sorting … Continue reading #390: How can I support my mom without getting swamped by her emotions?
Since we last spoke, I went home to New England to visit my folks, caught the edges of Hurricane Sandy in Boston (everyone in my family is safe and has power back, thankfully. I hope readers can say the same). I turned in some job applications for tenure-track film professor jobs, graded all the things, … Continue reading Hello again!