Mark, John, and Andrew, my sons, husband, Marcel, and I watched Die Hard on Christmas Eve year after year. Even if they aren’t here on Christmas Eve, I am sure I watch it, at least for a minute or two. Bruce Willis has aphasia, just like me… with a little “a”. There are many varieties… Continue reading Aphasia with a big “A” and aphasia with a little “a”
In January 2015, I didn’t see the sunrise or sunset, not even in my dreams. That’s why I like this painting. It’s a reminder that the sun will set and come back again. My theme song is and always has been “Here Comes the Sun.” Ed Good illustrated my book. A few other paintings can… Continue reading Sunrises and Sunsets
The medical word, “stroke” is weighty. Hearing that someone has had a stroke is scary. I am not the only person who has had a stroke. My family is not the only family who faced this challenge. “Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or… Continue reading Writing a Book About a Stroke
my co-chair of the Sandra Sagear Wall of Courage, filmed by John Madonna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyL5Tc_pYfA&t=25s For the last two years, the word “polio” has been a part of the discussion on Covid and Vaccines. Sandy Sagear and Jerry Trumpka, born in 1950, both contracted polio before the age of 2. Sandy and Jerry are a part… Continue reading Interview with Jerry Trumpka
…………………. No, Everything Did Not Change! Not being the same as I was before does not mean my life is over or useless. It doesn’t mean that at all. My life began at the beginning and will go on till it stops. Sometimes my life begins every morning and continues while I dream until I… Continue reading When I Had a Stroke, Everything Changed …
I have been writing since I was 6 or 7 years old. The first stories I wrote resembled Lassie meets Heidi, and National Velvet. I have been writing since I was 6 or 7 and I wanted to put stories on pieces of paper, pretty, bound between a cover, and place it on my bookshelf.… Continue reading What have you always wanted to do?