Concussion Is Brain Injury Crowdfund Over: The Writing Begins

Concussion Is Brain Injury Crowdfund Over: The Writing Begins

Extending my crowdfund campaign seemed like a good idea. Maybe people who’d been thinking about it would use the extra time to make that pledge, to say with their hard-earned income that they believed in and supported updating Concussion Is Brain Injury through PubLaunch. My campaign certainly received more retweets, likes, and shares! People threw their […]

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Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury Crawling Along

Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury Crawling Along

Crowdfunding is so risky. You’re seeing if anyone is interested in reading your book before you even put it out, or in the case of my biography/memoir Concussion Is Brain Injury, if anyone is interested in reading an update. Many indie authors are excited about crowdfunding, but I always was wary. I’ve taken risks with […]

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Launching Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury

Launching Crowdfunding for Concussion Is Brain Injury

I’m jumping up and down yet figuratively biting my nails. Today, I’m taking a step I didn’t think I ever would. Today, I’m trying crowdfunding! Oh boy. It’s a big risk because you’re asking people to put their cash towards launching your books out of your computer and into print, to take what only you […]

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Merry Christmas 2015! Happy 2016!!

Merry Christmas 2015! Happy 2016!!

   I wish all of you, my readers and the ones who keep me writing, the people who’ve generously helped me in time and expertise, friends in all time zones, a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Festive Holidays. And I raise a large brandy snifter of hot chocolate to the hope of a better […]

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Partnering Up to Attend TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit in Toronto

Partnering Up to Attend TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit in Toronto

Kerry, a Board member of BIST (Brain Injury Society of Toronto), and I attended the TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit back on 16 September 2015. I had spoken to one of the BIST Board members a few months previously about TTC accessibility, and he’d suggested I attend accessibility meetings. I told him this was […]

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The Top Need for Reading Rehab after Brain Injury: A Coach

The Top Need for Reading Rehab after Brain Injury: A Coach

From my reading rehab so far, I’ve learnt the number one need is a reading coach. Let me explain. Brain injury sounds so simple. Like with a broken leg, you get the diagnosis, you know what it’s all about, right? Um, no. Unlike with a broken leg, it takes years to learn the totality of […]

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Everyone on the Same Reading Rehab Page: Finally!

Everyone on the Same Reading Rehab Page: Finally!

 This floating piece of metal is huge. It dwarfs the Redpath sugar plant, which is no tiny building but itself an edifice on the waterfront where people gather to work and play, enjoy life. As it is with that ship, so it is with reading. Reading is a huge cognitive process, a monolithic problem that’s […]

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A Crisis, A Call, A Camera

A Crisis, A Call, A Camera

My health care team is not really a team: it’s three parts linked through me, the one with the injured brain, the healing brain, the brain that has suddenly sent them into crisis mode while freaking me out. I have tried for years to get the disparate parts of my team to talk together. I’ve […]

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The Centreboard Life of Brain Injury

The Centreboard Life of Brain Injury

  When we first came to Canada, my father’s colleague introduced us to the frightening delight of sailing in a tippy boat on a lake with capricious winds in Ontario. Pretty soon, my Dad had his own centreboard sailboat, one that was a little more stable than his colleague’s Albacore. Back then, only rich fat […]

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