Monthly Archives: October 2010

"These are the words I want on my gravestone: that I was a helper, and that I danced." Anne Lamott

I feel sometimes like one of those clowns in the circus, who keeps putting on a different funny hat just as the audience begins to stop laughing, and so repeatedly energizes the crowd and himself. This is especially true on days when the schedule … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Can Go Home Again: For Helen

These past ten years or so have seemed very different from the ones that preceded them. It is as though I came to that proverbial fork in the road, and without much in the way of sure footing, turned sharply to the left, away from the well-travell… Continue reading

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A million rubber bands

Alan K. Simpson, former senator from Wyoming, described resilience as being like “a million rubber bands.” People with aphasia are stretched there and back again as the weeks, months, and years slowly define who they are and will be. The aphasia l… Continue reading

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On The Road Again

Serendipity. Synchronicity. Fate. Coincidence. All of these terms seek to describe the confluence of events and circumstances that lead one to confront self in other. When I think of how I got here from there, it seems such a simple and direct lin… Continue reading

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