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Bee Prep

I lever the cement block into place with a thunk. It sits securely in the grass, and I stand on top of it for good measure. Beehives can reach upwards of 200 pounds in the fall, so the weight of … Continue reading

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Certainty and Hope

“That is never coming back.” my neurologist says. “What!?” “You are never going to regain your sense of smell.” “What? Why?” She goes on to explain that the nerves that run between the nose and brain run through a small … Continue reading

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Helmeted

I bought a new helmet three months before I was injured. I’m glad I did. I never particularly liked that new helmet, but the purchase saved me having to wonder – did my concussion and subsequent post concussion syndrome happen … Continue reading

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Tardy

As I sit at the stop light, I check the time and calculate exactly how late I will be. Probably around 3 minutes, definitely less than 5. In the past, I would have be wound tight as a drum because … Continue reading

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The Hottest Day of the Year

The wind gently brushes against my cheek as I walk along the edge of the road. It doesn’t scour, it doesn’t numb, it doesn’t hurt. Instead of wearing a coat, scarf and stocking cap, I stroll along in a ball … Continue reading

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Finding the Sweet Spot of Functioning [TBI Rockstars VIDEO]

The TBI Rockstars strike again! Brie and I tackle the challenges of finding the sweet spot of functioning while recovering from an mTBI. Everyone I know with an mTBI struggles to find this balance. Doing enough to stay sane, but … Continue reading

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The Little Things

I fear there is a simple solution, some tiny thing that I am overlooking. I fear that I am suffering needlessly, that there is an answer just a step away. I fear to spend years and years impaired, and then … Continue reading

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