Monthly Archives: June 2016

Through the mirror of soundcloud

Some months ago, Michael Biel was kind enough to interview me for ANCDS as part of his series on aphasia therapy.  I doubt there is anything more terrifying than hearing yourself speak for an hour, but fortunately, Michael is a … Continue reading

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In the midst of such uncertainty, I cling not to what I know, but what I feel. Heidi Julavits

Aphasia Awareness Haiku # 3 I am happy now Though I know there are no words To say how much.

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Aphasia Awareness Haiku #2

Sometimes in the night My dreams show me all the words But they’re lost at dawn 

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“Awareness is the ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects, thoughts, emotions, or sensory patterns.[1] In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding…” Wikipedia on Awareness

As a person with a disability, I have never appreciated a goal of increased awareness of disability on the part of others. As a college student, I remember refusing an assignment in one of my classes, which was designed to … Continue reading

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