Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color


Flashbacks and Survival

… memories flooded my mind. I shuddered as images from my first-year post-brain bleeds flashed across my awareness, when my mind was in total chaos, when the bloody brain consumed my entire existence.

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 31st

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! To celebrate and help spread the word, I’ll be posting a different resource every day all month. Today’s book is The Little Book of Neuroscience Haiku by Eric Chudler. Elephant on brain“You have a lot on your mind”Neurologist says. It’s probably safe to say that The Little Book of … Read more

Turkish Felted Mantles

The first time I saw a photo of a Turkish shepherd wearing a floor-length kepenek over his shoulders, I thought of a toddler wearing a snowsuit, standing stiffly, barely able to move—it looked so bulky and cumbersome. I couldn’t begin to imagine a shepherd working while wearing such a garment. Surely there was more to … Read more


I think it might have been her glorious smile that first caught my eye. Perhaps it was the warm color of her skin that attracted my attention. Wait! Was this racism on my part? That my first impression of her was through the color of her skin? I didn’t want that to be the case. … Read more