Marland Monday: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

TW: this essay mentions incest and abortion.

Happy 4th! It’s on a Monday so you know what that means…

It’s Marland Monday!

If you’re a regular reader, you know what I do here: pay tribute to Douglas Marland, one of the GOATS of daytime. This is one I don’t want to write. In fact, I’ve procrastinated all day on it. I’ve taken out my recycling, went for a walk around the block, and I dusted. I dusted, darling readers. That’s how much I really really didn’t want to write this essay. But with recent events…