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How To Survive, Step 4: Friends & family


My Mom danced into my hospital room that morning & sang “Naaaathan! You have surprise visitors!” My Mom “The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders? The Swedish Bikini Team?”, I murmured. I had a traumatic brain injury & a broken spine, I thought. … Continue reading

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How To Survive, Step 3: Dream


I had my mind. My body was broken & locked in place, but I had my mind. If I moved at all, I could injure my spine, even worse than the rear impact car collision had injured it, further decreasing … Continue reading

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How To Survive, Step 2: Laugh It Off


I used to borrow (steal) my little brother’s Popular Science subscription when we were kids. Ultimately, it saved my life. Thanks, Neil. I owe you (48 back-issues)… In particular, I remember reading an article on the psychosomatic effects of stress … Continue reading

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How To Survive, Step 1: Relax


“Get me some peanut butter.” Those were my first words out of the coma. “Grab his head! Grab his head!”. These were the first words I heard, as the static began to clear. Not being a fan of having my … Continue reading

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Dude-Skills 101: Fun with Facebook


Geo-Caching is probably cool, or whatever, but Geo-Bashing & Gag-Tagging are way better. I’m pretty sure I invented them. If not, I coined the cool names. I’ll explain how they work, but only after I explain how dudes develop guyness. … Continue reading

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My Bucket List


Current Location: Death Valley, CA… 2 years ago, last month, I almost died. 5 months ago, I drove across the country. Today, I’m driving back. Here’s why… Late one night. July 23rd. I sat awake, pondering the things I’d never … Continue reading

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HOW 2 SURVIVE


After I awoke from my coma, I searched for a blog or first-person account from a survivor. Well, that’s not entirely true. After I awoke from my coma, I thought I was on a 4-star pleasure cruise. My whole family … Continue reading

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