Precisely the problem with my first marriage. I was intrigued by someone completely different than me. I call it my pickup truck marriage. I, an ultra-liberal intellectual type, married a conservative country boy. We lasted 28 years but only because we were both too depressed to leave.

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I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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