Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bending time

Okay, I have put in some good time on my Main Project that I am trying to wrap up tonight, and now it’s time to take a quick break to blog. That’s one of the nice things about working at … Continue reading

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It’s safer not to give a sh*t

I just had to say it. This isn’t a bad-attitude, who gives a flying f&ck about whateverthehell I’m supposed to be doing kind of perspective. I’ve got more of a “serenity prayer” kind of outlook right now — “turning it … Continue reading

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All the good stuff – how exhausting…

Not to be ungrateful, but geez, I am wiped out. I’ve been having a full life, of late, haven’t had much time at all to write (let alone think independent thoughts for weeks on end), and it’s seriously catching up … Continue reading

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Long-term dangers of pediatric concussion/brain injury

The Concussion Blog has another thought-provoking post about an announcement made by Dr. Howard Derman, co-director of the vanguard Methodist Hospital Concussion Center that children’s brains are (apparently?) better able to tolerate the effects of concussion. From what I read … Continue reading

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After the Crash

RIP Sarah Burke (September 3, 1982 – January 19, 2012) The Concussion Blog had a good post the other day — Action Sports an Issue Too — with a couple of videos that have really haunted me since I watched them. I’ll … Continue reading

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Awake again

Well, that’s better. Sometimes there’s nothing like a little nap on a Sunday afternoon to get the batteries recharged. I’ve had my hour of rest – down from the three hours I had yesterday – and now I’m ready for … Continue reading

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Surprise – a day “off”

I just “won” an extra six hours in my day. I was supposed to go see friends this afternoon and catch up after our holiday extravaganzas, but my spouse is sick, which is unfortunate. That is not good. What IS … Continue reading

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What we make of it

I had a pretty good day today. Got lots done, and still had time for a long nap in the afternoon. Tomorrow promises to be a busy day. Sunday, yes, but full of activities that have to do with Monday. … Continue reading

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Stupid is as stupid does – for now

Looking at my blog stats, it appears that a lot of people are concerned that concussions make people dumber. “do concussions make you dumber” is one of the top searches of all time, following a number of searches about tbi … Continue reading

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The radical mindfulness of the everyday

Some time back, I heard someone speaking about having sustained a pretty serious head injury, which left them without any memory or any awareness of who they were for about 24 hours. They had a bad accident, which pretty much … Continue reading

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