- Austin**•.¸♥¸.•**not-Texas, Texas, USA
- May 28
- ♪♫ ♥ Diva ♥ ♪♫♥
- Mom, partner, listener, healer of wounds large and small, dog-petter, writer, pie baker, star shooter, wine appreciator, hungry muse, part-time pirate and pole dancer.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Remembering
January 16, 2013 11:42AM
- Barely Breathing
August 01, 2012 05:50PM
- Together (an OS love song)
June 22, 2012 10:49AM
- The Wonder Dog
June 06, 2012 04:24PM
- A Heart Breaks Unevenly
March 07, 2012 02:31AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I love the picture you
posted. That's almost enough
for me to
April 04, 2013 10:50PM
- “I loved reading this,
the 'backstory,' your
experience as a
April 04, 2013 10:44PM
- “A beautiful post. You
April 04, 2013 10:34PM
- “You provide a background
to a young man who many
March 21, 2013 06:28PM
- “Truly lovely. Lea, your
grandmother may have been the
March 09, 2013 01:51PM
- MY LINKS
- MY LINKS
- MY LINKS
I am frustrated.
Each time I hear of the 'heart-warming' story of Gabby Giffords, I want to scream. I am angry because her story is portrayed one-dimensionally as a story of hope and courage for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). And I believe, that for the families of a person with… Read full post »
I spent the first Thanksgiving without my kids under the covers. The divorce was new. my grief fresh. The thought of spending time with someone else’s family (and kids but not my kids) was too much for me to bear. So, I bought some of my favorite foods, got a… Read full post »
This is the second of a two part post. The first post can be found here.
I hear his voice as I pull my coat off the hook.
“Did you not know? Really?”
Andy stands there, solemn, but his fingers tapping on the side of his leg/… Read full post »
I watched Oprah today while on the treadmill. As Oprah bows out of her 25 year stint, she is returning to old stories, finding out what happened to some of the people she featured ...Wednesday’s show was a re-visit to Williamson, West Virginia, where in 1987, a man known to… Read full post »
“Mom, I have something to tell you.”
“What’s that?” I barely look up from the dish I am preparing.
“Mom, I’m gay.”
I look at him. He stands there with his hands in his pocket. He looks earnest and hesitant.
“I’m glad you’ve figured… Read full post »
The revision of the psychiatric bible
Getting a psychiatric diagnosis is be a mixed bag for most individuals. Some are relieved to know that their experience is one that can be identified, that someone has made sense of it, that it is known and therefore may… Read full post »
I posted earlier this week about my fantasy of what would happen when this procedure started. Here's what actually happened.
January 22, 2008
Today is BoyChild’s 16th birthday. Today begins his awakening from the medically induced coma he has been in for the last week. We walk into… Read full post »
This is the beginning of a series. Our lives changed irrevocably the day my son was hit by a car and suffered traumatic brain injury. This is the beginning of a story that hasn’t yet ended...
January 16, 2008
The surgeon strides into the room. I am pleased… Read full post »
This is an excerpt from my in-progress work on becoming the parent of a disabled child: My 15 year old son was hit by a car while he was riding a bicycle. No helmet protected his head and he suffered a traumatic brain injury. He was placed into a medically-induced coma… Read full post »