Say it ain’t so, Tim! We’ve enjoyed every single “Lost Journal” column, and we wish Tim Mollen the very best! — ed. Journal entry: August 30, 2015 (age 46) – The Last Lost Journal Well, … Read moreLost Journal: The Last Journal
Journal entry: December 27, 1989 (age 20) – Empty Nest Something is terribly wrong with my mother. I’m home on Christmas break from SUNY Oswego, and I was out with some of my childhood chums … Read moreLost Journal: Mother Fills Empty Nest with Larry Bird
Journal entry: April 22, 2011 (age 41) – Physical Therapy When an orthopedist recently suggested physical therapy to alleviate pain in my lower back and feet, he didn’t recommend anyone in particular. I chose Oakdale … Read moreLost Journal: Must Physical Therapy be Physical?
Journal entry: March 18, 1989 (age 19) – Spring Break ’89 Where to spend spring break this year was not a tough call. The obvious choice, when you attend a college like SUNY Oswego, where … Read moreLost Journal: The Anticlimax of Spring Break ’89
Journal entry: August 11, 2008 (age 39) – The Doll Downstairs When you buy your first house, your parents are happy. They’re happy because it means they can force you to get all of your … Read moreLost Journal: Don’t Disturb the Doll Downstairs!
Journal entry: June 8, 1987 (age 18) – Senior Class Trip Today’s Monday, and we didn’t go to school. That was reason enough for the Seton Catholic Central High School Class of 1987 to celebrate. … Read moreLost Journal: Senior Class Trip Hits Sour Note
Journal entry: October 14, 1986 (age 17) – Career Talk My father is a hard worker and an accomplished professional. He started working and contributing to his family’s household income at the age of 12, … Read moreLost Journal: Dinner-Time Career Talk Tabled
Journal entry: October 19, 1996 (age 27) – Comedy and the GNP When I moved to the Washington, D.C., area three years ago, it was my goal to work with the city’s top sketch comedy … Read moreLost Journal: Comedy is Key Factor in Gross National Product
Journal entry: May 23, 1977 (age 8) Adults are always asking me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My standard answer is “Taller.” (A fully formed cerebral cortex also strikes me … Read moreLost Journal: Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth (Reliving the McCarthy Era)
Journal entry: September 14, 1980 (age 11) – Parish Picnic Party People I’m always sorta fidgety at Mass, but this morning, I was fidgetacular. I squirmed in my seat during a particularly long letter from … Read moreLost Journal: Parish Picnic Party People