Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color


I posted on Facebook: “No headache today! Whoohoo!” It’s the second day since the semester began, a month and a half ago, that I was headache free. Yes, the day isn’t over yet, but from past experience I know that there’s a decent chance that I will be fine the rest of the day. As … Read more


I leaned back. “Honestly, I don’t really care.” Tom gave me a sharp look. I explained, “I’m working on a headache that’s threatening to be a doozie. My brain is no longer functioning.” He could talk all he wanted but it would go in one ear and out the other. The bloody brain was done … Read more

Blanket Forts

Lying in bed, still a tad groggy, I glance at the clock and contemplate starting my day, and the tears well up. The thought of facing people, noise, colors is more than I can handle. The mere thought of processing all that sensory input is causing overload. Hyper-sensitized, the noise from the street starts to … Read more

Not-So-Senior Moments

I stare at my student unseeing, my mind a complete blank—total and utter silence, inky black darkness, no words, no thoughts, no emotions. I blink, and feel the hum as my brain reboots and the lights in my circuitry blink back on, one by one.Once all my systems are operational, I become aware of my … Read more