Minimalist Sanctuary Seating

Minimalist set up of three different positions I rotate through throughout the day. We have set up my “Hobbit Hole” to be a sensory sanctuary for me. It is where I write, communicate with the world,... Read More →

Weathering a Hospital Stay

A hospital stay is never recommended, especially for someone with a bludgeoned brain with no ability to filter out sensory input. For me artificial scents and mechanical sounds are like bombs going off... Read More →

We all know how challenging it is to live with brain injury today. Imagine doing so 100,000 years ago in what is now Israel. The pre-teen who died at 12-13 years old had received a traumatic brain injury... Read More →

UPDATE: See update below for some good news! Massive change in regulation as a result of Obamacare hit our nation on January first, 2014. Doctors are afraid, and they should be. So should their patients.... Read More →

Can Ceylon Cinnamon and Other Spices Help Heal the Brain?

Since the onset of my brain injury, I have had cravings for intense flavors. I think I may have finally figured out why. Things like cacao (chocolate), ceylon cinnamon, vanilla beans, coffee, and others... Read More →

Reinforced Hobbit Hole Sanctuary

Here I am in the reading nook, aka a sitting cushion that folds up for when I’m on the computer at the kneeling desk. Living with brain injury includes having a brain that is easily short circuited... Read More →

"Are your eyes covered? I need a drink."

“Are your eyes covered? I need a drink.” This is what my wife asked me last night as I was in bed. It seems absurd. Yet with brain injury it makes perfect sense, and it well illustrates what... Read More →

We are Catholic and embrace life with wild abandon. I don’t mean just that we strive to find the gift and joy in every moment despite the challenges we face from my brain injury and disability, among... Read More →

The medical system to all people claiming brain injury: “Brain Injured? You’re faking it until proven otherwise. Even then, if we see something we don’t understand about you, you’re... Read More →

Brain Injury Patients' Bill of Rights

So we know, and our doctors know, we hold them to a high standard of care, expect them to treat us as chronically injured in need of long term care than does not harm us and that we are not faking or... Read More →

Deacon Patrick’s Round the World Progress

Deacon Patrick's Round the World Progress