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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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Fixing the Flooding

I relax as I saunter across the driveway. It’s the first time in weeks – months? – that I don’t have watch for ice at every step. Spring isn’t quite here, but she is closer… moving ever closer. The hottest … Continue reading

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Am I Still Impaired?

“You might want to consider no longer using the term impaired to refer to yourself” says my new friend. “I know several other people with brain injuries, and you come across as very functional.” Immediately, a surge of absolute rejection … Continue reading

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Rest is an Action Word (VIDEO – TBI Rockstars)

TBI Rockstars strike again! This time we’re talking about rest being an action word. I touched on this in my Five Things I’ve Learned from PCS post, but it bears expanding upon. Rest is an action word. Really. I make … Continue reading

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Learning Comics

“Nope. That doesn’t look right.” I say out loud to myself. I grab the eraser and begin again. How does a table look from the side? What parts are actually visible? I concentrate and imagine a folding table. Okay. A … Continue reading

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Five Things I’ve Learned From Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

Friday marked my five year mTBI anniversary. It’s been five years since I hit my head playing roller derby and got a concussion (details here). Symptoms from that concussion and another mTBI haven’t disappeared. Yet. Every day from January 25, … Continue reading

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