Category Archives: Social Issues

A good night – about to get better

Had a very pleasant evening with a bunch of friends tonight. Ate good food, talked about old memories and shared stories that we had somehow never told each other before. Good times. Now I’m home – my spouse stayed behind … Continue reading

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The hurt of the hidden wound

Got a tip about this article today. Good reading – check it out. It was July 4, 2009 when Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Hill had his independence taken away from him. But he doesn’t remember much of what happened on that … Continue reading

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concussion now i’m stupid

Someone visited this blog yesterday with the search “concussion now i’m stupid” and it seems like it’s in the air. I had a great day Saturday — I had a very social day, and I was out and about in … Continue reading

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Achieving more by doing less

I am really resisting writing this post, but I have to put it out there for the sake of honesty — and also to get it into my head that this is the way things are now. It’s not that … Continue reading

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How Can I Recognize a Possible Concussion?

One of the nice things about being a blogger is that I can add my information to the general wealth of data about subjects of interest to me – in this case, mild traumatic brain injury. This blog is about … Continue reading

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Once we’re aware of brain injury… what then?

One of the things I hope happens during this month — March is Brain Injury Awareness Month — is that TBI awareness doesn’t “dead end”. What I mean by that is, I hope that in learning about brain injury, tbi, … Continue reading

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Anger, anger, and more anger

One of the things that can make TBI particularly difficult, in the ensuing weeks, months, even years, is anger issues. Rage issues. Flying off the handle and attacking others for no good reason that they can see. There are a … Continue reading

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Doing it differently this holiday season

I did something quite unusual last night — I went Christmas shopping by myself at a much slower pace than usual. I didn’t manage to buy everything I set out to, but I got everything I could, and I got … Continue reading

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I’ve decided not to fire my therapist… yet

Note: I unpublished this post from 2009, for some reason. But reading it again today, it still seems very important to mention. So, I’ve published it again. I’ve been agonizing a bit over my therapist, lately. And it’s kept me … Continue reading

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In search of consistency

One of the things about TBI that makes it so maddening is that it strips you of regular functionality without ever bringing the fact to your attention. In fact, if anything, a brain injury is expressly “interested” in keeping you … Continue reading

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