A Story For Josh

I recently lost my friend Josh. The story I’m told is that Josh was recently incarcerated and during his time behind bars developed a sinus infection. He was released on a Tuesday and died on a Friday. The infection spread to his brain and took him before he made it to a doctor. We met when we were 15 or 16 and ours was one of the many friendships that seemed to dissipate once I started my radio career in New York City. A Manhattan work week killed my tolerance for road trips on the weekends which is when I would hang out with Josh and that crowd who lived in the burbs of Philly. I also feel my perpetual exhaustion is to blame which my doctor attributes to my depression. When a weekend rolls around I just want to sit on the couch and catch my breath. Absolutely nothing like my weekends if you go a few years back. Continue reading