Different Slants

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Bob’s “Eve” Odyssey

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bob at 9:02 am on Monday, November 23, 2020

May 14, 2017 to November 23, 2019

November 23, 2020 © by Robert M. Katzman

After nearly 923 meandering days since losing Joyce on May 14, 2017, when I was 67, I began struggling with the possibility of never finding another wonderful relationship with a woman. 
Completely naive about dating, using dating sites, I ended up having 15 dates (!) until I met Nancy on November 23, 2019. 
I decided that my blind wandering through my thicket of loneliness until we met was best captured by the eight poems/essays I wrote during that time. These are below, especially for those who know what it means to lose what they thought was a lifetime companion, and then discover that was not to be. Read one or all, seeing my mental state as I moved through time.
But more than that, this is my first anniversary gift to Nancy Alexander.

1) My heart is Seeking a New Woman to Love
July 20, 2017
2) Relationships Defined: A Reflection Closer to Reality
December 31, 2017 (First New year’s alone since 1967)
3) Finding a New Girl at 17. Finding a new Woman at 68. How?https://www.differentslants.com/?p=4296
April 20, 2018
4) On Not Finding a Girl in the Wilds of Wisconsin (or) The Widower in the Woods
July 2018
5) The Slow Unfolding of the Rose
February 13, 2019
6) Coming ‘Round the Bend, Approaching Seventy!
June 10, 2019
7) The Rustic Queen on the Carousel
June 27, 2019
8) The Temperature of Their Emotions
December 18, 2019 (first poem after meeting Nancy)


Publishing News! 

Bob Katzman’s two new true Chicago books are now for sale, from him! Vol. One: A Savage Heart  and Vol. Two: Fighting Words

Gritty, violent, friendship, classic American entrepreneurship love, death, heartbreak and the real dirt about surviving in a completely corrupt major city under the Chicago Machine. More history and about one man’s life than a person may imagine.

Please visit my new website: https://www.dontgoquietlypress.com If a person doesn’t want to use PayPaI, I also have a PO Box & I ship anywhere in America.

Send me a money order with your return and contact info. I will get your books to you within ten days. Here’s complete information on how to buy my books:

Vol 1: A Savage Heart and Vol. 2: Fighting Words My books weigh almost 2 pounds each, with about 525 pages each and there are a total together of 79 stories and story/poems.

Robert M. Katzman Don’t Go Quietly Press 

PO Box 44287 Racine, Wis. 53404-9998                                                                                                                    (262)752-3333, 8AM–7PM

Books cost $29.95 each, plus shipping

For: (1)$3.95; (2)$5.95; (3)$7.95; (4)$8.95 (5)$9.95;(6) $10.95

(7) $11.95; (8) $12.95; (9)$13.95 (10)$15.95 (15)$19.95

Shipping by air to most of Europe, due to the weight of my books is $99.00

I am also for hire if anyone wants me to read my work and answer questions in the Chicago/Milwaukee area. Schools should call me for quantity discounts for 30 or more books. Also: businesses, bookstores, private organizations or churches and so on.

My Fighting Words Publishing Co. four original books, published between 2004 and 2007 are now out-of-print. I still have some left and will periodically offer them for sale on my new website.  My hour-long story reading at WGTD 91.1 NPR Kenosha, Wis is now a podcast. The interview and story can be heard here:

Speaking of Our Words June 30th, 2017 With special guest star and featured writer Bob Katzman. Bob reads his memoir, “Audrey, Pink Bunny Slippers, Her Cat and the God’s Eye” and talks about his life.   Your comments are welcome, below, and please tell others I can be found here as a writer. I can also be hired as a speaker for organizations, etc, both here and in Europe. Seeking an agent. robertmkatzman@gmail.com Poet & Storyteller for hire for organizations, schools or private events   www.DifferentSlants.com to view recent and older examples of my work

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Comment by Brad Dechter

November 23, 2020 @ 11:28 am

It has been both fun and interesting as you take this journey down your path of both emotion and life.
Thanks for sharing Bob!!
Happy Thanksgiving and I hope your Sunday Before Thanksgiving Holiday was a lot of fun this year! You deserve that!

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