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Changes in relationships after brain injury

Dating has never been what you’d call “easy” for me. Almost all of my girlfriends I’ve met over the internet. That’s also true of my most recent girlfriend, T. We met on Whisper a little over a year ago. Before I met her, I

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

Why I likely need more rest than you

I don’t always have the same energy level that I used to have, before my injury. This means that I will often nap during the day. In fact, before I started writing this, I was laying down on my couch, ready to fall into

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

“The Wolf” – a short story by Ian Casey

  The wolf crept up on his prey. He was hungry. He hadn’t eaten in three days. The bird looked to be just the right size to fill up his starving belly. Through the bushes and thickets he crept, inching closer and closer. Almost