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Lunch Time

“Okay, let’s talk about your lunches.” Mary says as she leans against the counter with pen and notebook in hand. Immediately, I tense. I don’t like this idea. Deep in my gut, an irrational, reactive urge starts to swell. With … Continue reading

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Flying and Me

Reality is the latch in front of me. Who knew a latch could be so fascinating? I look at its shape, its simplicity, and feel content. It can swing left, or right, or stay exactly in the middle. It can … Continue reading

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TBI Rockstars – Advice for Caregivers (VIDEO)

Well, my friends, I am traveling right now. When I set out on the trip to visit my family, I had the naive hope that I would still be able to write a blog post for today. Wrong! There simply … Continue reading

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Explaining Myself

I have to get this done. “Come on Charlie, you can do this.” I say. I find talking to myself, out loud, helps me focus. It seems to catch my brain’s attention in a way that just thinking to myself … Continue reading

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TBI Rockstars – Caregiver Love (VIDEO)

The TBI Rockstars strike again! This time, Brie and I take a moment and share some caregiver love. Thank you caregivers! Most of us recovering from mTBIs don’t realize all our caregivers do for us. The very nature of brain … Continue reading

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Tripping

“Not that one. You aren’t someone who will be okay with a porta-potty for a week.” Mary states definitively. “But it’s half the price of all the others.” I protest weakly. “And there’s a shower inside, so it has running … Continue reading

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Adjusting My Speed

I eye the pile of papers. It has been over two weeks, now, and I haven’t touched them. There sits opportunity, waiting for my energy and attention. There sits the next step along my writing path. There sits all the … Continue reading

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