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Word Ladders: Torture or Teacher?

Disclaimer The puzzles I used in this post appear in the book titled, “Brain Games: Lower Your Brain Age in Minutes a Day” unless otherwise specified.  The contributing writer for Brain Games is Holli Fort and the puzzle editor is Fraser Simpson. Brain Games is a trademark of Publications International, Ltd. Louis Weber, CEO of Publications International, allowed me to …Continue reading →

Another ABCD Puzzle

Disclaimer The puzzle I used in this post appears in the book titled, “Brain Games: Lower Your Brain Age in Minutes a Day.”  The contributing writer for the book is Holli Fort and the puzzle editor is Fraser Simpson. Brain Games is a trademark of Publications International, Ltd. Louis Weber, CEO of Publications International, allowed me to use the puzzle …Continue reading →

Interview Questions They Wish You Would Ask

Disclaimer The article that inspired this post was written by Corey Eridon for Hubspot. Text under the heading, “Article” is an excerpt from the article written by Eridon. Hubspot specializes in inbound marketing, not recovery from adversity or employment after adversity. I chose to write a post about the article because many survivors and caregivers look for (perhaps, even strongly …Continue reading →

Applause for Avocados

Disclaimer The linked article was written by Martha Rose Shulman for the New York Times. I am not a nutritionist, a medical researcher, an avocado farmer, or an employee of any store/restaurant that sells avocados.   Introduction I was planning to write about health benefits of the avocado, but there were already many great articles on the subject. Whether your goal …Continue reading →

Flies are Humans with Wings

Disclaimer I am not a physician, professor of cell and regenerative biology, or a medical researcher. I do not have any medical, pharmaceutical, or biological training. I did not, and will not, receive any compensation for agreeing or disagreeing with the article. Introduction The article written by Grace Alexander reveals that “David Wassarman, professor of cell and regenerative biology at the University …Continue reading →

Preventing Epilepsy after Brain Injury

Disclaimer I am not a doctor, pharmacist, or medical researcher. To the best of my knowledge, I did not have epilepsy or any seizure disorder after my brain injury. I may, or may not, have taken medication to reduce the likelihood of a seizure after my brain injury, but I do not recall. It is probably safe to say I …Continue reading →

The Rainman Within — Part 2 of 2

Disclaimer The article that inspired this post was written by Victoria Lambert, published by The Daily Telegraph, and distributed by National Post Wire Service. I like the fact the article mentions more than one plausible explanation for Savant Syndrome, so I referenced the article in this post. I included links to other posts I have written about Savants in case you want to …Continue reading →

The Rain Man Within — Part 1 of 2

Disclaimer The article that inspired this post was written by Victoria Lambert, published by The Daily Telegraph, and distributed by National Post Wire Service. I like the fact that the article mentions more than one plausible explanation for Savant Syndrome, so I included the article in this post. Article by Victoria Lambert Being knocked unconscious might affect us physically, causing double …Continue reading →

Post-Injury Accommodations and Educational Needs

Disclaimer The article that inspired this post was written by Kyla Robins for CovNews. I chose to mention the article because several aspects of the story inspire a friendly debate about post-injury accommodations and educational needs. Feel free to start the debate with questions under the heading, “Questions,” or create your own topics. Let the debate begin. Article by Kyla Robins …Continue reading →

Technology and Attitude

Introduction I’m often asked how or why I remain optimistic in spite of the many obvious and not-so-obvious hurdles I had to overcome and challenges I currently face. I am not a neurologist, psychologist, medical researcher or palm reader. I don’t know every reason I think the way I do, but I would like to share a few beliefs that …Continue reading →

About The Author

Hi, I'm Scott. When I was diagnosed with brain cancer, my first thought was the diagnosis is wrong. I quickly learned the diagnosis was right – my brain and I needed help immediately.

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