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The transition continues
Saturday, April 29, 2017      20 comments

Some of the comments in response to my MRI results disclosure blog indicated that the responder would have felt anxiety. Believe me, I do, I have, but I am a rational being, as well as an emotional one, and in fact, prize that rational side. D... Read more
Just a quick one
Thursday, April 27, 2017      24 comments

I must be getting better... I was able to sleep well last night, and didn't hack up a lung (only about a quarter of one) on arising. Energy returns with better sleep... and with better nutrition. Yesterday I was able to hold the line. I... Read more
Nothing either good or bad
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      39 comments

The Shakespeare quote comes to mind: "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so". Yep, it's all between the ears. Long accepted wisdom. Had it quoted to me at my mother's knee. Well, that's the way I am going to have ... Read more
It's Friday but it doesn't quite feel that way
Friday, April 21, 2017      26 comments

Travel shakes things up. I don't think I had a feeling of "day of the week" yesterday at all, it felt surreal due to the silly cold. So today... doesn't really feel like "Friday"... but it doesn't really feel like "Tuesday" either. The silly ... Read more
Back of the pack and re-entry back home
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      34 comments

I wanted to say a word or two about the "back of the packers". I watched them, Monday evening, take the time clock down in Kenmore Square. People wearing marathon bibs were still coming through when they did. The clock had 7 hours and some mi... Read more
The full spectator experience
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      37 comments

In case *anybody* missed it, the whole reason for my trip to Boston (which is about to end... flying home today) was to support my brother in his second running of the Boston Marathon. This is a HUGE achievement, and this year he came early eno... Read more
Long line but moves pretty well
Sunday, April 16, 2017      22 comments

Pre race pasta dinner line for Boston marathon runners and families. That line wrapped all the way around Government center. It was a good enough... Read more
Easter Sunday in a crowded city
Sunday, April 16, 2017      25 comments

Photo from Friday. The city of Boston is decked out for both Easter and Patriots Day. This is the firehouse just blocks from the finish line. Th... Read more
Echoes of last year.
Saturday, April 15, 2017      32 comments

Just to get the photo loaded. I will edit to add the story. Saturday's tale: Kevin got to town in time to do packet pick up and expo Friday, an... Read more
Stepping around the Back Bay
Friday, April 14, 2017      31 comments

Since I got here a full day before my brother, and the locals are kind of busy living their lives... I've been stepping around the Back Bay, playing my mind games: runner / spectator / local just trying to live their life / worker on behalf of ... Read more
Travel Day = Long day
Thursday, April 13, 2017      38 comments

I had the alarm set to 3:30 a.m. because of the 6:15 a.m. flight time. Got the trash to the curb, the last minute re-arrangement of my "all carry-on" packing, and myself into layers for the trip. I was grateful for them as I always get c... Read more
Ready or not
Wednesday, April 12, 2017      53 comments

Yesterday morning's adventure involved making up my own music in my head to go with the LOUD clicks, horns, bells and beeps of the MRI machine while they took a look at my brain. Then the curiosity of watching the ultrasound of the carotid arte... Read more
A little late with the pep talk...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      35 comments

only because I happen to have a little more time this morning. I'm not going to work until after some medical tests the doctor ordered up. I gave myself plenty of room in my request for the time, figuring no sense showing up for work at 8, the... Read more
About lines in the sand
Monday, April 10, 2017      33 comments

I've used this concept before... during tough life phases. Decide what you absolutely will NOT give up in terms of self-care. That's the line in the sand. One time it was that I would NOT give up recess, at work. Talking with my son and ... Read more
Time for the IR list line in the sand
Sunday, April 09, 2017      40 comments

Sooooo... after my couple of weeks of self-pity party, and some educational conversations with my son, who is far more of an expert on traumatic brain injury than am I... and after watching myself indulge in self-destructive behavior with ... Read more

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