Author Archives: csequoia

About csequoia

I am the writer of The Foggy Shore blog, with a professional background in Environmental Science. Right now, I'm working on a book about living and healing from post concussion syndrome.

Butch and Risotto: What’s That?

Here’s a comic that applies to COVID life as much as my first intent. I originally drew this comic to illustrate my distractible and forgetful behavior while recovering from several concussions.  It was particularly hard to follow through on something … Continue reading

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The Edge of Functioning

“You need to record that. Right now.” my friend Betsy says with conviction. She has paused on the trail, so I pause and look at her. She understands. She knowns how tenuous a mental thread is when recovering from an … Continue reading

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Hiatus

It’s not you, it’s me. No, we’re not breaking up. But I do need space to explore new goals. I’m taking a six month hiatus from The Foggy Shore blog. Not to say that I won’t post at all. It’s … Continue reading

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Water Filtration

“High iron in the water can interact with the chlorine we just added, and turn the iron into particulates.” He says slowly. “They are such small particles that the carbon filter can’t filter them out, and they go through the … Continue reading

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Irritating Oversight

*bding* The screw ricochets off the underside of the metal desk, causing it to vibrate faintly. I hear the screw land on the cement floor and roll a bit before it settles 10 feet away. Damn it. This is not … Continue reading

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Gluten Free

Mary slides the cookie sheet out of the oven and sets it on the counter. “Are they done, do you think?” she queries, her brow furrowed. I reach out and lightly touch the top of a biscuit. It gives slightly, … Continue reading

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Lifting Up

As I pick up the 10 lb weight, something deep inside me pings alarm. I ignore it. I am already so damn responsible and cautious, I barely manage to lift weights at all. I can do a few bicep curls … Continue reading

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Driving Towards Freedom

He doesn’t get out of his truck as I pull up beside him, on time, at our designated meeting spot off the highway. Huh. He doesn’t get out when I climb out of the brown CRV I said I’d be … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

I crack open the book and smile. Fuzzy bumble bees look back at me, each busy on a different flower. I flip the page and see a map of that species’ distribution in the United States and an exhaustive collections … Continue reading

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Butch and Risotto

Class is done, and my first comic strip is done! I am glad to have finally made a real start, four plus years since my original idea. Having a structured class helped turn my ideas into reality, with noted help … Continue reading

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