Tommy Aquino moved to the Midwest in 2013 with his then wife, and when they got divorced, she moved home and he stayed here. He is a disabled Navy submarine veteran with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts-Directing. He began writing his first book as part of NaNoWrimo 2013 and absolutely loves telling stories whether they are scripted or not, others or his own. This blog was started to provide a perspective that is not often presented: from an emotional heterosexual male. Mental health is greatly underestimated and one of the best ways to encourage discussions about it is to share stories openly. This is Tommy’s contribution to the ongoing discussion. Tommy Aquino is not his real name, and it is the name of his central character in the aforementioned WIP began in NaNoWriMo.