Knowledge Is Scary

A great teacher takes the arduous learning process, the scary knowledge they’re sharing with you, and makes it rewarding. Even actionable. What makes a teacher great? Way back when, students could run all sorts of experiments in their high school labs and witness firsthand explosive chemical reactions. My father told me about one of his…

Delicious Childhood Memory

I rarely eat anything from my childhood. But… Which food, when you eat it, instantly transports you to childhood? As I pondered today’s Jetpack prompt question, one memory returned. My first bite of chocolate. My faithful readers will not be surprised. Heh. After all, chocolate whispers sweet, intense desires to open my wallet and spend…

Life Before the Internet

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Do you remember life before the internet? I do remember life before the internet, but I was an early adopter, so that was a loooong time ago. I used my father’s University of Toronto email account to email an American friend until torfree.net came on the scene. Then someone, I forget who, got in touch…

Broken A Bone, Broken A Brain

Have you ever broken a bone? Perhaps my broken bone foresighted my broken brain. Not the break itself but the response to it. A child. Springtime. Judo after school. Went up the belts rapidly. Orange belt. After school play with friends. Energetic. In dresses and tights. No thought of breaking anything in myself. But then,…

A Quote For Life

Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often? The internet heaves with quotes, quotes to inspire, to guide one’s life by, to feel better and cheer up with. Characters in books, depending on the book, quote great writers or snippets from the Bible that have become common lexicon. But…

AVE For Energy: Lifting Brain Injury’s Suffocating Fatigue

I’ve been using SMR/Beta audiovisual entrainment (AVE) session most mornings for a very long time. Clinical experience and research showed this session has a paradoxical relaxation effect on people with brain injury, not just boosting my brain function. And years ago, with my original DAVID Delight device, I discovered beta 18Hz sparked my thinking back…

Learning Is Forever

Describe a decision you made in the past that helped you learn or grow. As I read this prompt, I immediately thought of the day I decided to call the ADD Centre and said “yes” to attending there for their expensive assessment and treatment program. Their program was outside any kind of medicine that I…

A Book to Read Again and Again

"What an amazing journey into the future." Ana, a reader on Goodreads

What book could you read over and over again? Before my brain injury, after I became an adult, I didn’t reread books, for, you see, the moment I began reading the first paragraph or, at most, the first page, the entire book came back into my head. No fun to reread. A new adventure, a…