Pedals Falling for the General

The pedals of my bike rotated clockwise as I pedaled down the street my bum foot protruding from the bicycle’s pedal. It was a lovely Fall day and the wind was blowing up hot little dust tornadoes that would sweep down the asphalt. I’ve always been an avid biker, not that I compete or anything, […]

The Strength of Black and White Handcuffs

Black and white handcuffs still my arms as I wake from my sleeplessness. I’ve woken into a categorized world and I’m no category. I’m a misnomer. This is how I feel now after living with TBI. There seems to be no place for my wild heart to roam in this chaotic world. As my fingers […]

Tearing out the Seams

Twwp! Hssh! Twwp! With my surgery coming up and in my feeble house decorating mode, I had decided that I was going to make an ottoman… The seams on the curtain wiggle and tore back and forth as I patiently cut them outfit seemed almost like a curtain surgery. Sounds like there’s a joke to […]

Barista, Coffee Art

Perfk, perfk, perfk, drip, drip, drip… The coffee pot spits out the rest of its long awaited delivery. Like a messenger cloaked in chocolatey brown, the coffee pot delivers, like an amazon same day delivery. Today’s brew is a little different than usual. The coffee filter nestled inside, like a has a special combination of […]

Fighting the Implications of my Traumatic Brain Injury

The cold vent directed above my head spews out air that once I couldn’t breathe. My almost complete recovery from my accident has been a miracle; if not an anomaly. Merriam-webster defines a traumatic brain injury as: an acquired brain injury is caused by an external force (as a blow to the head sustained in […]

Working Out: How and Why I pursue Fitness

I inhaled the humid sticky air as I opened the door to a pitch black morning. It was so early the rooster down the street hadn’t announced his brazen squawk. I gingerly mounted my bike and making sure to set my MapmyRide app on. The sun greeted me as I came into my small town […]