Archive for January 2013

In a Petri Dish: Lyme Disease, Part 3.How Chicago Sports Saved My Soul

September, 2003. I was being my usual couch potato, watching the Bears and Sox.  The White Sox were being swept all week by the Twinkies in their dome, as usual.  But it was a team with Jon Garland, Mark Buehrle, Joe Crede, Esteban Loiza, Paul Konerko, Jose Valentin, Aaron Rowand, Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Lee, and... Read more »

"Coming Clean In Session:" Lyme Disease - Part II

(Spoiler alert – this is not a blog on my passion for sports. See yesterday’s blog which segues into today’s piece) Doing therapy for over 30 years, especially with trauma survivors, is tough work, period.  Yet, somehow it just came naturally to me.  Maybe because I heard my teammates’ whispers in the locker room at... Read more »

Sports Athletes "Coming Clean:" Oh Father, Where Art Thou? Part I

While growing up on the South Side, my good friend Lynette (whose mother made the best blueberry pancakes I ever tasted), was as Catholic as they come.  I was curious about what it meant to go to confessions, the wafers, the Holy Ghost, St. Peter, and the Pearly Gates.  And Lynette was just as interested... Read more »