Traveling by plane is getting more and more stressful. From security checkpoints pat-downs and shoe removals to TSA officials who view mother’s breast milk as potentially toxic substance, there are a gazillion mundane things that can really get things off to a bad start. Long lines, lost luggage, inattentive attendants, flight delays, long layovers, and […]
Tales from the aisle seat…
A Broken Cord: Part 2
About two weeks after my accident and spinal cord injury I was lying in the Intensive Care Unit of what is now Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL when the hospital-appointed Psychiatrist walked into my room. I knew immediately she needed more therapy than I did. With a feigned look of interest she glanced over […]
A Broken Cord – Part 1
Did you know it costs, on average, $100,000 a year to live with a spinal cord injury? Yes, you read that correctly. I am not referring to normal living expenses either. That figure you see there refers to everything we need to stay alive like a wheelchair, proper cushions, chair maintenance, medical supplies, medication, doctor […]
Disability, Marriage and True Love in Brooklyn
Do you know what today is? Today is July 26, 2015. It is exactly 25 years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA for short. It seems for every step forward we make as a species we take two steps back.
The Time Machine
Today a friend I’ve known for many years and went to school with posted a set of photos on every body’s favorite social network. As I have already mentioned in one of this year’s blogs 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of my high school graduating class. It seems strange because I remember the night in […]
Too Little…Too Late With Caleb
Every few months I get a message here on the blog. Ironically, it usually comes from a mother. A mother whose child has recently suffered a spinal cord injury and they are looking for answers. Answers I do not always have. Answers I wish were simple and are not. Many want to know if stem […]
That Darn Easter Bunny…
It’s now the second day of spring. It snowed yesterday on the first day of spring. It doesn’t feel like spring and these Meteorologists on TV might as well be telling us the Easter Bunny is running behind on chocolate orders and had to outsource holiday deliveries to Godiva. Fortunately the snow is melting very […]
What Would You Think If I Sang Out Of Tune?
It’s not easy to think of things to write about. Frankly, I dread opening my blogging program for concern that I have wrote my last and I am all out of good ideas. I am probably delusional because in reality I often feel I haven’t even scratched the surface of life with Spinal Cord […]
Order Out of Chaos
I recently reconnected with a friend from High School. No big surprise there really in this age of Facebook, LinkedIn and zillions of other social networking websites. It made me think about my life with spinal cord injury.
Overcoming Writer’s Block
Overcoming writer’s block: As I sat staring at my computer screen with a blank look on my face and an even more blank idea of what to write this month a message popped up on my Facebook page…