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    "That's how it always happened with the women I got involved with. They'd collide with me and BOOM!"

    "But how'd you meet the woman you were married to?"

    "Like that. It's too long a story to tell. I was living on Fire Island."

    "When was that?"

    "1978. Memorial Day weekend."

    "I was up there that same weekend -- well, I was in that part of the world. I went to Woodstock. Chappaquiddick. Did you know a DJ up there? His girlfriend passed away?"

    "No. Anyway. I had decided I was done being gay. I wasn't dating any women, but I was done."

    "Like that?"

    "Like that. Well, there was this guy. I'd been best friends with him."

    "How old were you?"


    "And he was straight?"

    "Oh yeah, he was straight. I was taking a shower once and he just got in the shower with me. And, BOOM, I had an erection. And he didn't. So one day he introduces me to this girl. She was a stewardess and he knew I was a steward. He thought we'd hit it off."

    "That's your wife?"

    "Ex-wife. Yeah. She was still married then, but... oh, this is too long a story to tell."

    "No, no!"

    "Well, her husband was in prison."

    "For what?"

    "Killing a guy. He didn't mean to, apparently."



    "Where were they keeping him? Upstate?"

    "Yeah, and she would see him occasionally in the beginning. But then she stopped going."

    "Because of you?"

    "Because of me."
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