Monthly Archives: April 2013

Good-bye, Mark, You Asshole

Mark and his son, circa 2004. I’d always known wherever Mark ended up it would be in a bad place. He had that aspect to him. He dressed as well as he spoke, had a way with the ladies, but he was also high-strung, impatient, and quite narcissistic. Fundamentally, he was kind, but also had a sense he deserved more than he had, even though he could’ve had it all. And for a time, he did, until misplaced pride sucked the life from him. He chalked up criticism to being misunderstood. Classes were failed because the professors were indifferent… Continue Reading