Michael Anthony Groteke

Well i was working on this nice long verbose brain dump entry with stories and anecdotes on my friend Michael who was killed in a car accident 12 years ago today when my browser died and lost it all. Ghost in the machine perhaps? Mike.. you fink! I worked hard on that! Anyways..

So I’m going to keep this short. For those of you who knew Michael from Antioch, or those of you who trust my judgement in who I count as a close friend, join me in a virtual tip of the hat in honor of his memory. He was one of my closest Antioch friends, we shared alot of adventures and stories together, and while I count myself lucky that I’ve only lost one person this close to me in the past dozen years, I still am deeply affected by his loss in ways I don’t have the words to describe.
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I was such a jerk

I’m ‘home’ right now, as in back in the town I grew up in. Last night I happened across my mom’s ‘file’ on me that contains report cards, essays, notes, and various other memorabilia that she saved as I grew up, including the few rare post cards or letters I sent while at college etc. I’ve seen this file before but I guess I either skimmed it, or am looking at it in a new light now that I’m a parent.

Wow, I was such an ass to my family when I was in high school.
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