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Reading success after brain injury

Reading success after brain injury By Ian Casey I’ve loved reading all of my life. I think that probably has to do with how often my mother would read to me when I was a child. Right after my injury happened, I’d say within

Things to do in Tampa Bay!

This is an article I wrote for a travel writing course I took several months ago. I’m driving across the Howard Frankland Bridge from Tampa, Florida with my destination, St. Petersburg, on the horizon. As I get closer to the shore I begin to

Why I’m Supporting Bernie Sanders

Why I’m supporting Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election. I got quite a bit of flack for backing and voting for Gary Johnson in the 2012 election. Most people’s chief complaint seemed to be that, as a result of my living in Florida (a

I (finally) get over to ABILHouse!

This past Tuesday I (finally!) got over to ABILHouse, which is basically a local “brain injury clubhouse.” On their website, this is what it says the clubhouse is all about: “At ABILHouse, our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and ensure community re-integration for veterans

Easy Baked Ziti Recipe

  This easy meatless Ziti recipe is sure to knock your socks off! Or, you could always use a meat sauce with it, too. This Easy Baked Ziti Recipe has been adapted so that it’s easy to follow. Preparation: 20-25 min Cooking time: 25 –

Ian does some TABE testing

A couple of weeks ago I went down to my local Boley Centers office to do some TABE testing. TABE stands for Tests of Adult Basic Education. In these tests they were testing my math and English skills. On the English and reading/comprehension parts

Art Therapy: Neuroscience and Brain Injury

Art Therapy: An Exciting Breakthrough in Neuroscience Anna Sandoval, an artist and Clinical Art Therapist, spoke with our brain injury support group on January 23rd, 2014 about the role of art therapy in brain trauma recovery. Anna presented an engrossing factual lecture followed by a

What do I want to write about today?

What do I want to write about today? Since starting this blog, I often find myself struggling to come up with compelling topics to write about every day. The fact that I can post entries from my phone makes it a little easier. I’m