My Five Year Strokeversary

My Five Year Strokeversary

1824 days ago … yours truly nearly kicked the bucket thanks to a life-altering stroke. I talk about it every year around this time because I’m reminded how quickly things … Read more

A stroke?! No joke!

Today marks the 3-year anniversary of me nearly keeling over dead from a stroke.  Or to be wholly specific … a right cerebral infarction.  It’s also the 3-year anniversary of … Read more

“A stroke? No joke” – Part II

In Part I – I gave the timeline of the morning of my stroke. I was the classic stroke patient. I showed all the signs and had the wherewithal to … Read more

“A stroke? No joke?” – Part I

Ah, yes.  May 22nd, 2010.  A day that is forever seared in to my brain – because that’s the day I had my stroke.  The technical term was a “right … Read more

Stroke Me

Hard to imagine, but I had my stroke six months ago today.  If we’re getting technical, it was a right cerebral infarction.  And it rendered most of my right side … Read more

Reluctant Advice From An Orphan

Reluctant Advice From An Orphan

Given that Dad quietly passed away two weeks ago today—on the 9th anniversary of my stroke, no less—I’ve had a little time to be pensive and reflect on what I’ve learned. … Read more

Just. Say. No.

Just. Say. No.

We’re all adults—let’s talk for a minute. I’ve had several friends lament to me this week that they’ve gotten stuck in precarious positions because they simply could not say no. … Read more

The Power Of Humor Compels Me

The Power Of Humor Compels Me

Bless my friend Kiki’s heart. She’s usually in a good mood 98.75% of the time. The other 1.25% she can be a raging hellion if things go amiss. A hundred … Read more

Thing of Beauty

Thing of Beauty

I’m usually not one for cheesy opening salvos. That personal mantra went out the window four years ago when I spotted Jared Allman walking towards me at a red carpet … Read more

Athens Music Tour – Part I

Athens Music Tour – Part I

Anyone who knows me knows I’m wildly obsessed with anything that has to do with The B-52s.  So when I got a chance to visit The B’s hometown of Athens, … Read more