First time readers, kindly read the first entry for October 27, 2012, when this story began . . .
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"You deserve better," my friend said, after I told him the story of the guy who offered to borrow a van after I rejected his invitation to get a room at the "no-tell motel."
"Thank you," I said, relieved that at least one other person who is not of the same gender "gets me."
"I'd at least rent a Winnebago."