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” Oxycontin pain medication. I was in excruciating pain every waking minute of  every day. I didn’t think I could take much more. I often[…]

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 Medical Center in Culver City glared back at me. Disoriented,  I squinted up from the hospital bed. A smile backlit a face that[…]

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). Ricky Harris (comedian) – 54 Carrie Fisher – 60 George Michael – 53 Zsa Zsa Gabor – 99 (her stepson died due to[…]

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 loud, like the roaring of a waterfall. The first time I heard it, I was actually taking a breath. A couple of seconds[…]

  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 have felt dry. Used up. The joy has been missing, and at times, I have feared it would never return. I think about[…]

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 brain surgeries. This has made me think of others with similar experiences, and I’ve wondered how they cope. I’m still in a state of[…]

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 via wireless Internet to a writing coach who was also the head of a hybrid publishing company. My “book” opens with me waking up[…]

I recently had a very frustrating, experience. I have three websites that I try to update and offer all sorts of tidbits and information. I have lindahoenigsberg.com, which is a site I maintained for my private practice in Helena, MT, I have lindalochridge.com, which is a site where[…]

Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities, usually involving imaginative or technical skill. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic[…]

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some teas, like Darjeeling and[…]