My apologies that I’m a tad lat to this but I can’t let July end without reminding everyone that Stacy McCain’s loyal morning fellow Kevin “Wombat” Trainor has entered the realm of authors with The Last Falangist: Essays on Culture and Politics in America
Smithy has done a review and his piece on parenthood and Divorce is worth reprinting here
The whole point of having a mother and a father working together is so that you have backup when one of you drops the ball; the other one is there to quickly scoop up the errant pigskin or maybe make the catch and run it in. Unfortunately, divorce screws up that neat metaphor, because all of a sudden Mom and Dad aren’t really on the same team any more. . . .
When you and the Mrs. are constantly fighting over every little thing, when a lot of her energy is going toward building up the new boyfriend and tearing you down for not being a passive, enabling doormat, it becomes damn near impossible. Because the kids know what’s going on. They may not understand it, but they know.
That’s excellent cultural commentary and being a divorced man to some extent self accuracy but the real gem of this book is to see how the internet once was as with this tidbit.
How far back does The Last Falangist go, you ask? On Page 59, we find an entry from January 2005 that begins thus:
“I’ve been thinking about the long comment Allahpundit left on Michele’s old blog . . .”
Yes: In 2005, there was no HotAir.com and Allahpundit was just another dude hanging out in the blogosphere.
Yup if I had started my blog just 3 years earlier….
Anyway you can pick up his book here. I suggest you do so.