11 thoughts on “On Dillon Lake!”

  1. Hey Frank! I read your infamous post about hating Long Island. Man does that feel GOOOOOOOOD AS FUQ WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH.

    My father smoked himself to a unfiltered-cigarette-and-black-coffee death out of stress at the age of 57 and my baby brother was killed by a speeding driver at the age of ten directly in front of his grammar school. My own childhood was full of dire poverty, purposeful neglect and daily (unnecessary) starvation, brutal bullying, social rejection, abuse by a bipolar mother/submissive father and insistent victim-blaming everywhere I went.

    I have nothing but the most incomprehensible anguish and intense agony inside my heart that I have accepted will never fully subside. Thankfully, I had lovely memories of central Florida where I spent my early years. I recently moved back and have bee slowly healing, day by day a little more.

  2. I should have mentioned that I was only 25 by the time that I lost half my family due to the streses and factors of living in a place as densely populated with traffic and people and mentally unhealthy as Long Island. There is simply no way you can tell me these things would have happened in a mid-sized city or rural town in middle America. They could only have happened in a very, very bad place that brings only misery and spiritual impoverishment.

  3. Hi Frank,

    You are a legend for your timely and honest Long Island post, and the comment section is full of both the honest people who have attempted to endure that insane asylum (myself being one), vs the inmates themselves with their appropriately bipoloar nueroticism.

    How have things been this year for you and do you think you’ve found a long term place?

    And I have to ask: Do you miss anything at ALL about Long Island?

    -Pete D

  4. Thanks for your comment! Not sure if I’ve found something long term but definitely and infinitely better than Long Island.

    I have to say the only thing I really miss was its proximity to New England and other places in the Northeast that appeal to me over the west. Just so much rich history and variety in landscape that can’t be competed with. I’m thinking despite the cold, a place like New Hampshire is probably where I’d feel more at home, especially close to White Mountain. 😁

  5. White Mountain is gorgeous! Ever since I moved to Long Island at age 9 (I’m now 59) from Queens, I have despised it here, and it’s only getting worse! You hit the nail on the head with your descriptions in your post about LI. Hopefully all goes well and I’m finally getting out of this hell hole myself. Hope you are well. Where did you finally settle?

    1. Thanks for commenting! I did finally settle in Colorado, now I’m trying to convince my parents to do the same. if I can just get them to believe it doesn’t snow here as much as they think it does. 😁

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