I’ve wanted to become a writer since I picked up my first crayon and autographed the dining rooms walls. By Tara L. Marta My mother keeps pressuring me to contact a publishing agency to inquire … Read moreA Day in the Life of a Would-Be Writer
The tale of Tham the Saber Toothed Squirrel It isn’t often one sees a saber toothed squirrel. Of course, it isn’t often one wants to see a saber toothed squirrel, but when one does see … Read moreNever Kiss a Saber Toothed Squirrel
It all started very normally. It was a usual, quiet evening with the Rock Bottom Remainders setting up their equipment for another gig. OK, actually, the Rock Bottom Remainders are not really so very normal. … Read moreStrange Things Happen When You Have a Rock Band with Dave Barry and Stephen King In It
Republicans regret their creation, and plot to destroy it, before it’s too late. A Rathskeller deep in the forested woods. Night has drawn its blackest curtain across the outer world, blocking out even the niggardly … Read moreTrumpenstein: The Horror Republicans Created Now Threatens to Destroy Them
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: July 9, 1980 (age 11) – Babysitter Up until this summer, my 12-year-old brother, Dan, and I have had pretty good luck with our parents’ choice of babysitters. When we were very young, … Read moreLost Journal: Babysitter Could Child-Care Less
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!