March 1, 2012

speaking of…

I get it—but still. They endured pain to bring life into the world. I’ll be suffering to prevent life. It’s a kind of death, a vasectomy, and not only for my swimmers. I have a buddy whose father—a surgeon—gave himself a vasectomy. Yanked down his pants, tied himself off with surgical hose, arranged a mirror, applied local anesthetic, and got to work. When I asked him about it later, he said he didn’t trust anybody else with his soul. I know what he meant.


  1. Kelsey Parker on March 1st, 2012 at 1:47 pm


  2. Deron Bauman on March 1st, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    That accompanying image.

  3. Joel Bernstein on March 1st, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    So what’s on your mind, Michael?

  4. Michael Smith on March 1st, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I thought the image was graphic when I first saw it. Then I realized it was just a walnut.

  5. Michael Smith on March 1st, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    All I know is that when the time comes, valium, please.