Truth in advertising here: The author is a friend. All that out of the way, this is one fabulous read!
MIDMEN: The Modern Man’s Guide to Surviving Midlife Crisis (a la MadMen), is a must read. Besides being chock full of all sorts of interesting facts about middle age the book serves as both a handbook for surviving middle age as a man, and as an owner’s manual if you happen to be in possession of one of those surly, unruly creatures making their way through midlife: a foot soldier in the army of Midmen.
It’s Thanksgiving and I awoke finding myself both wistful and poetic of times past and also of a thankful mind for what is as well as what was. Shortly after I awoke a dear friend called upset to find on his Thanksgiving Day he was going to have to put down his dog of over 13 years. His pup was a friend to two of my now departed dogs. I found memories of them all flooding back. And though sad, I found myself thankful for those times now gone as well as thankful as I looked down and saw Buddy, my present four-footed friend, the happiest dog I have ever known. I smiled and vowed to make the most of our love not despite the fact that one day he would be gone, rather because of it.