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You Care, Everybody Cares...

So, how was your week?

Eventually I'll respond to everyone individually, but since we all know that's gonna take a while I wanted to send out a blanket thank you ... and you know this is important if I'm re-visiting the blog. Had such big plans for this place; we were all so young then, full of life and so excited to type. What happened to us, man?

I've re-typed this sentence at least eight times - everything sounds hollow, everything rings false, and truth be told I've had enough honesty for one week - but I do want you all to know that your kind words and support have played a major role in keeping me out of my own head the last few days. I appreciate that.

Keep sharing the show with anyone you think might enjoy it ... although "enjoy" is probably the wrong word this week; let's go with "endure." Considering the circumstances I think that probably makes more sense. As rough as it was to put this out there, I'm proud of the episode and think it deserves to be heard by ... well, fuckin' everybody. No sense selling myself short, right? I won't rest until everyone with earbuds traipses through the wreckage of my fucking life. A noble goal, that.



There isn't much I can say that hasn't been said many times to you over the past few weeks, Mike. So I'll add my usually silent voice to the resounding "we care." Your willingness to share every part of yourself with us each week for years, especially recently, makes you a true friend, whether we've met or not.

I hope to meet you in person some day...a big hug is long overdue.

Hey Mike, when is season five going to be available for purchase? I am excited to get it, thanks and have a great day.

Mike, I feel like such a dick right now. I went through a shitty "family transition" a few years ago and spent a lot of nights sitting in the dark by myself. I would go for days without seeing another human being and the only voices I heard were 60 hours of you, Jimmy, and Matt. I don't know how to say this without sounding overly melodramatic so I'll just say it how it feels.

You guys may have kept me from making a really bad decision.

I wish I had something to offer in return. I wish I could effectively express how important you are to a stranger out here in the ether. I wish I could make you laugh just at the right moment, just as you did for me.
Your voice, your energy, and your comedy will likely always remind me of the time where I found the personal courage to reinvent myself and start again.

It makes me smile every time.

Thanks Mike.

Mike, I'm addicted to your podcast I just bought season 3 and 4 today. Can't wait to start listening, also can't wait till your cd goes on itunes, will buy it right away! Hope everything is getting better for you, you just have to take one day at a time. Thank you and have a great day.

Mike, just wanted to let you know I bought season 1 of your podcast on Saturday night and enjoyed it so much that I just bought season 2 today. I really enjoy listening to your stories while I am working and doing things at home. Please keep up the great show, I am hooked. thank you and have a great day!

Mike, your podcast is like a friend that I sit down with every week and catch up with and I have to remind myself that when I talk to people about the podcast, I can't say that my friend Mike is going through a hard time. We are all here for you during this time, as well as when things are happier and I hope that knowing that you are speaking to us through our auto-erotic afixiation earbuds gets you through. I've been there and you'll survive.

Your story touched me deeply and the way it was framed was nothing short of brilliant. Glad you went with your instinct and didn't add anything to the end.

Mike, I just wanted to let you know that your last podcast was the single best thing I have ever heard, so emotional, honest and funny, yet heartbreaking as well. You are in my thoughts and prayers, I wish you nothing but better days going forward both in your private life and professional life. God bless you and thank you for the wonderful podcast.

Hey Mike, as one of the the silent base of listeners out here wanting to give you a big hug (and can't really), please accept this lame alternative post in its place. I had not heard your story of Karen and yourself at all, since I've only been listening the past 2 years. So it was nice to hear the anniversary story and then hit up side the head with the news that she is leaving the marriage. Rough stuff, but know many others have gone through it and come out the other side. Just takes time! It'll get here soon enough. --KJ

I think it is an amazing episode. It is a loving, funny narrative of your relationship. Cohesive and well-told. The fact that it ultimately hits on a deeply emotional level only adds to the quality.

I know that I, for one, have always appreciated your honesty and ability to share your deepest thoughts and feelings. I wish I could do something to help you through all this.

Hey Mike,
I hope that you will be updating this more. There are very few blogs I give a shit about reading, including mine and you'res is one of the tops, maybe because I was able to read the whole thing already and am eager for more. You know how I feel about "Almost". And yeah we do care.

You're the man mike! You complete me. I can't wait for the Darkroom Theater Show!

It is a testament to your skills as a storyteller (as well as your sense of personal perspective) that this episode, easily so ripe to be the epitome of rage and self pity, was instead a clear-headed account of personal responsibility, and admiration for Karen. That could not have been easy. It takes a humble man to declare to the masses that he alone is responsible for the misery in his life when it would have been far easier to burn the whole place down. For that, my hat comes off to you, sir.

I care Mike. Everybody cares. So take care of yourself.

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