2:1 ~ “My Little Runaway”

Lying in bed at home after brain surgery gave me plenty of time to think and reflect. For most of my life,  it seemed I […]

1:4~The Dark Night

The day following brain surgery, I continued to take stock of my condition. I had lost all hearing in my left ear. My left eyeball […]

1:3 ~ A Hope Deferred

There was a reason I believed I was experiencing a bona fide miracle when I awoke from the brain surgery. Before my diagnosis, a friend […]

1:2 He Neither Slumbers Nor Sleeps

In my last blog post titled Brain Salad Surgery, I told you that something unexpected happened after I became addicted to, and subsequently “cold turkey’d” […]

Chapter 1:1 Brain Salad Surgery

It was almost three o’clock in the afternoon before my eyes fluttered quickly, then opened. The artificial light in the intensive care unit at Brotman […]

As Sparks Fly Upward

Debbie Reynolds (I added this on 12/29…after losing her daughter Carrie Fisher, Debbie told her son Todd she missed her and then she died herself). […]

When I awoke from brain surgery on October 16, 2006, I could hear my breath twice for each one breath I drew.  And it was […]

The Link Between Love and Joy ~ Or, How An Attitude Adjustment Changes Everything

  I’ve been irritable lately. Really Irritable. I have disliked the way I have felt, and how I have reacted to life’s little “irritations.” I […]

Grandma Got Eaten By A Grizzly Bear (well…almost)

When you forget God is near.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the feeling of vulnerability that has increased since I have become more disabled due to a broken neck and two […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way

I could have never predicted what was about to happen. I had worked on a memoir for a year, sending each chapter across two states […]