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: May 22, 2011 (age 42) – Annoyance Avoidance As technology races forward, there are some pesky societal annoyance problems that the scientific community could solve with a minimal investment of time and resources. … Read moreLost Journal: Seeking Contenders for Nobel Prize in Annoyance Avoidance
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: April 3, 2011 (age 41) – Dating Pool Using a Magic Marker, I just finished writing a flier that I’m going to copy onto fluorescent paper and staple to telephone poles in my … Read moreLost Journal: No Running by the Dating Pool
Journal entry: March 13, 2011 (age 41) – Communication “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” Said failure prompted Strother Martin to knock Paul Newman into a ditch in the movie Cool Hand Luke. … Read moreLost Journal: Columnist Calls for Corrections in Communication