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Enoughness

Speed limit 5 road sign

I read the first sentence: “An island is 2 miles due north of its closest point along a straight shoreline.” Oh God! What the hell does that mean? “Closest point along…blah blah blah” There was no way I could figure this out. About to panic, I took adeep breath. What if I drew a picture? … Read more

Acting Out

“What did it feel like in your head?”My mind was still working as if the traffic in my neural pathways was bad. With split second pauses before each carefully articulated word, I tried to explain to Cindy. “It’s like stop-and-go traffic. You know, like when you’re really drunk and you have trouble enunciating and finding … Read more

Appalled

Today, I experienced such callous behavior that I came very close to losing my faith in humanity. Only five people out tens of thousands came to my aid when I was in need. One of the neurological deficits I have sustained since my brain injury is referred to as stationary ataxia—when I am standing in … Read more