I had an advantage coming into all of this. Shortly after my diagnosis my neurotologist suggested I start physical therapy right away. It would, he assured me, give me a leg up after the surgery.
Now the holly bears a blossom as white as the lily flower…
Canta a la luna
La llena de miel
In October of 2015, my wife and I celebrated my 59th birthday…
From 1983, when we first moved to Wisconsin, until 2015, I had only one collision with a deer.
I went to the trouble of getting up today
Intuitively, it felt like the right thing to do
“Oh, isn’t life a terrible thing, thank God?”
– Dylan Thomas
Ever since taking on the mantel of brain surgery récupèrent, I periodically am approached by a kindhearted friend offering to help “cannabisize” my condition using a bit of homegrown.
The odds of being injured by a toilet are 1 in 10,000.
Somewhere in the dawn of 2012 –
In life’s bleak stretches, when loss is a lump in my throat and the hours are awash with fatigue and futility, I turn to International Talk Like a Pirate Day …
A new guy has moved into my bathroom mirror. I’m a little startled whenever I see him because I’m used to the old guy.
A year to the day after my diagnosis I had the rare opportunity to attend my own funeral.
One gentle summer night in the city of Timisoara, I watched my friend, Brandon, throw his trumpet out of the second story window of our dormitory.