Lacrosse was a game that naturally came to me, but it was never my passion. I loved playing football. It was a great way of channeling all of my anger and rage, but the only problem was that it was going to be very difficult to play at the next level. Lacrosse was more of a finesse game. Even lacrosse proved to be too challenging at the collegiate level but that was not due to a lack of skill. I just stopped caring, and it is hard to remain competitive when you are drinking until four in the morning nearly every night.
This would be the first of several encounters I would have with members of her family walking in on us in the middle of sex. Next would be her brother, and then her dad. I will spare you the details. They were uneventful because we had already broken the ice. It’s safe to say that they did not understand boundaries. The absence of the unwritten rule of “knock before entering” did not apply in their house. There was something good that did come out of all this though.
As the Freshman Class Adviser at Croton Harmon High School in 2006, a group of enormously creative, ambitious teens were on the verge of putting together something special and I was clueless. I had returned to my old high school a year earlier after graduating from Marist College in 2004 in an attempt to right some old wrongs.
Being sexually abused by a priest, falling into a life of poverty, and nearly drinking myself to death is actually not as depressing as you might think. Actually, I had close to a thousand near death experiences that I will share later on (well not all of them). Something tells me that by the end of my story if I have managed to captivate your interest long enough and not freak you out completely you will see the hope in everything I experienced.
I recently encountered a former high school classmate who I had not seen in several years while hiking the Croton Aqueduct with my dog Hollis. She reminded me that I once discussed writing a book, and asked me how it was coming along. Dumbfounded by her indubitable memory, my response was, “I am still […]
“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into… When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.” -Wayne Dyer Day Trading As A Career Trading psychology is […]
Self-improvement and personal development have been valuable to me over the past ten years. Part of my vision of becoming an emotional release and whole life coach is to share with young people some of the amazing gifts I have been given. I know there are plenty of guides to being a better you on […]