Monthly Archives: September 2011

Always at Tofino

I’ve been thinking constantly about Tofino, that western coast of Vancouver Island, where people swim and surf all year round, even in winter. For a while, I was into watching parkour, watching folks throw themselves around, over, under, and through … Continue reading

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Tom’s Story of Too Many Concussions – YouTube

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Just knowing makes all the difference

I headed off to bed at a decent hour, last night. Then I got caught up in just thinking about things, and I tacked on another half our to my stay-up time. So, by the time all was said and … Continue reading

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Tonight, I am about as alive as any person can be

I am wiped out. Tired from a day full of really good things, and tired just thinking about all that tomorrow will bring. My job is wiping me out. And that’s okay. Because I know it is, and I know … Continue reading

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Got to bed late, woke up early

But I got a lot done yesterday that was hanging over my head, and again this morning I got things done that were — again — hanging over my head. I have effectively cleared out a handful of things that … Continue reading

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Trauma + TBI = Trouble

I am writing this after several conversations and some reading — one conversation with a former soldier who was in Iraq during the first Gulf War, several conversations with a friend of mine who sustained a brain injury about three … Continue reading

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Oh, Sisyphus

I’ve been thinking about the acquaintance of mine I wrote about the other day, whose picture was online regarding a presentation they were doing about TBI. I’ve been a little bit haunted by the confused, almost vacant look in their … Continue reading

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Making Up for It

I’ve been thinking a bit about my situation at work, over the past few days. Now that my problematic boss is moving on, I am very hopeful that I’ll be able to break out of the rut that I’ve been … Continue reading

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Keeping track

Lately, I’ve been having some issues with losing track of things. Important things, like car registration papers, bills, and notebooks that have information in them I need. Fortunately, I’ve managed to get hold of the critical pieces. If I have … Continue reading

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Looking inside my head (again)

Woo hoo! Got great news at work today. One of my bosses from hell is moving on to another job. Saints be praised. I’ve been singing “Jingle Bells” all evening. Feels like Christmas to me… I’ve still got one difficult … Continue reading

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