The Man Who Loved Not Wisely But At Least Twice

Unforgettable stuff, GV. Although, believe it or not, this is only the second-most harrowing thing I've read today. Here's the first.

I'm beginning to think it's hopeless.

Posted by Allah at April 29, 2005 11:50 PM

thanks...terrific read.

Posted by gord westergard at April 30, 2005 2:54 AM

Good read.
You generate more taking a break than a lot of people do working.

Posted by John Ballard at April 30, 2005 4:27 AM

Well, uh, he could always move to Kyrgystan. Might have better luck there.

Although his problem seems not so much finding them as keeping them.

Posted by alcibiades at April 30, 2005 7:29 AM

Great Story, Gerard. You have the gift.

When I was young and foolish, the phrase we frequently used in the Navy would have sprung to mind: The stupid shall be punished.

However, after 10 yrs of boating with Uncle Sam, I grew more seasoned and mature, and my response would be: You can't legislate who people will fall in love with. I hope poor Carl has received much happiness and large lottery winnings from his future escapades in Love. He deserves it.


Posted by Subsunk at April 30, 2005 8:01 AM

Does everyone else also know someone like Carl? Johnson referred to a second marriage as "The triumph of hope over experience."

Posted by Stephen B at April 30, 2005 8:17 AM

'one good woman'?


A man has to be insane to try and find one.

And blind to see her.

Posted by Steel Turman at April 30, 2005 12:19 PM

My simple take on it was as follows:

Put the morning paper aside, pour yourself another cuppa and enjoy this tale from American Digest.

Wry toast.

Thanks for writing.

Posted by Everyman at April 30, 2005 4:09 PM

I hope life ironed out for Carl.

Posted by Dennis at April 30, 2005 9:15 PM

Great tale. Well done!

Posted by Stoney at May 1, 2005 4:49 PM

discard writing about politics and religion and WRITE. you have a gift.

Posted by michael at May 3, 2005 8:53 AM

Very well-written. Lyrical. Narrative.

Obviously one-sided though. I imagine these women have a long list of complaints. Typically those issues were "ignored" for a while (and women have a talent for this) but that doesn't mean they weren't there.

If Carl was a good guy or lucky, he found love. If not, he got what he deserved. Love is cutthroat like business.

Posted by at April 8, 2006 6:47 AM