Spring Fairy!

Image by: matchity (Excerpt From Facebook Ate My Marriage.  Republished with permission from Hell Bent Press and the Author) Chapter 29:  Fairies and Other Necessary Fallacies “I am going to kill these fucking cats!” reverberated through the house. No, dear reader, it was not me shouting while rushing off to get peroxide to treat the multiple puncture…

An Outsider Artist (of Ink)

An Outsider Artist (of Ink) A note from Cusper Lynn Through a series of random associations – mostly involving the search term, “Facebook ate my marriage” – I have met an interesting group of authors, journalists and bloggers.   When I compare the experiences of the last six months, with the experiences of the previous twenty…

The Monday After Armageddon

  The First Monday After Armageddon By Cusper Lynn There should, in principle, be no Monday after Armageddon.   By logic there should be no calendar after Armageddon.  But if there were to be a calendar, conspicuously absent from that calendar should be all references to Monday.  Monday is the reason, after all, that people crave…

Happy Hour At The Jackal’s Bar

Happy Hour At the Jackal’s Bar By Cusper Lynn                 In every capital city there are hundreds of pubs and bars.   Most are the larger chains that decant absurdly named drinks into equally absurdly dressed tourists who buy t-shirts to commemorate the experience and then throw up.   Other bars cater to the lunch and dinner…

Social Media Marketer – Shoot Or Strangle?

Image By: Arbron (Excerpt From Facebook Ate My Marriage.  Republished with permission from Hell Bent Press and the Author) Chapter 11:  Social Media Marketing (and not strangling a presenter) “Good morning, you great big, half-crazed, pill-stealing druggy, controlling, murderous rapist,” was my morning greeting. You might wonder if this was from a cell mate or a sadistic…

Is Happiness Sustainable?

  Image by: Bruce Tuten Is Happiness Sustainable? By Cusper Lynn For years I have been asked by people, “What do you ‘really do’ for a living?” It is one of those questions that aggravates me, because people always ask it right after I explain that I am an author and a consultant.  The thing is,…

DIVORCE – SOME PRELIMINARY THOUGHTS ON

Image By: anathea DIVORCE – SOME PRELIMINARY THOUGHTS ON Every time I sit down to write something instructive, constructive or even remotely rational on the subject of divorce, I find myself considering more productive areas I could be writing about.  For example, an article on the afterlife titled “Now That You’re Dead: Ten Things You Didn’t…

Petty Minded Sadist or Indecisive Idiot?

 Download the Petty Minded Sadist or Indecisive Idiot Survey (AKA, Management Survey) Image Derived from works by: chexed & stuartpilbrow Petty Minded Sadist or Indecisive Idiot? By Cusper Lynn The title of this essay comes from a question I formulated while interviewing staff in a medical facility that was preparing for another round of layoffs.   While asking staff…

My Dinner With Dexter Douglas

Image by: simiant (Excerpt From Facebook Ate My Marriage.  Republished with permission from Hell Bent Press and the Author) Chapter 47:  My Dinner with Dexter Douglas and Other Terrors “Goddamn, son of a bitch,” Dr. Douglas growled as we sat for our biweekly dinner at Vitoli’s. This exclamation went unnoticed over the general din of dinners who…

Mad Science!

Image By: glen edelson (Excerpt From Facebook Ate My Marriage.  Republished with permission from Hell Bent Press and the Author) Chapter 16:  Nobel Prize, Profits, and the Search for the Divorce Gene   It had occurred to me that seeking to make any impression on my soon-to-be ex, as it regarded my indifference to her or my…