“The truth is, in most of my regrettable recent moves it’s like I’m throwing a sheet over a sawhorse: I’m just trying to give some shape to all the disappointment.

I’ve been a problem baby, a lousy son, a distant brother, an off-putting neighbor, a piss-poor student, a worrisome seatmate, an unreliable employee, a bewildering lover, a frustrating confidant, and a crappy husband.  Among other things I do pretty well at this point I’d have to list darts, reclosing Stay-Fresh boxes, and staying out of the way.”

Jim Shepard in “The Gun Lobby

Um, yeah.

Thanks to Steve Yates for the tip.