Christ, you don’t know the meaning of heartbreak, buddy

The title of the last blog post I wrote was “Anywhere you lay your head,” which is a reference to a Tom Waits song. It was 7am on Saturday when I typed that — too early for any of this — but I started listening to the song while lying in bed. And after a few rounds of that, I started writing a story about the first time I heard Tom Waits, and that became this whole piece about dating and drinking and the person you once were, etc. etc. So that’s what I get for naming blog posts after Tom Waits songs. The piece ran on Salon on Friday.