Category Archives: Lake Catholic

September of my Years

One day you turn around and it’s summer Next day you turn around and it’s fall And the springs and the winters of a lifetime Whatever happened to them all? – Frank Sinatra I never thought about getting old until … Continue reading

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I Am (not) A Rock

Part of the life of most bipolar people is regretting not living the life they could have lived. In most respects this is caused by the illness – the inability to make a keep friends, jobs, other social contacts. But … Continue reading

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Funeral for a friend

My best friend in high school died over the holiday. He was my age.  I hadn’t spoken to him since May of 2005 and I distinctly remember the phone call. Frank apparently died alone in his apartment in Florida and … Continue reading

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Was that really me?

Well that was the weekend that was (bonus points if you get the TV reference). Seriously, I don’t even remember this My 35th high school reunion has come and gone and there is much to reflect upon. First, I had … Continue reading

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We were the life of the party. . .

Nothing quite hits you in the gut like a country song.  I was on the treadmill in the basement trying to find a song on the old radio to pace me. I thought I had WDVE (rock) but the tuning … Continue reading

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