Just How I Roll

I woke up At 6 AM on Sunday morning, groggily cursing daylight saving time for having robbed me of an hour’s sleep – as if I was innocently staying up till 1 AM the night before and it had snuck up on me. Like a ninja. But as my two caregivers – one disturbingly chipper…

Processing…

Late Sunday night I went to post a short recap of my trip up to the mountain, complete with a little snippet of video as a teaser of more to come, but ran into technical issues after uploading the clip. The file said 100% complete, but when I clicked on the link, I just got…

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

What are the words you live by? The Romans had carpe diem. Gandhi advised to “Live as if you were to die tomorrow.” All the Twitter tweeners have #YOLO, which I personally loathe, but to each their own. I’ve always gravitated towards the words of the doctor of gonzo journalism himself, Hunter S Thompson, who…

Never a Dull Moment

They say bad things happen in threes, right? I know what you’re thinking and, yep: I am just a few days into my second decade of paralysis, and sh#t is already starting to get weird. It all started late Tuesday night when, after catching dinner with some friends, I came outside to find that the…

10 years

A decade. Already? Most times it feels closer to 10 minutes or maybe 10 months, but 10 laps around the sun means I have traveled nearly six billion miles without actually moving a muscle – yes, I did the math – which is pretty damn impressive. That kind of time and distance affords you the…

Atypical Is an Understatement.

At my core, I’m a movie geek, so I tend to see & relate to life in cinematic terms. But I have to say, if I sat in a dark room and watched the theatrical version of my life story, I would be the first to call out, “Bullsh#t! All of that didn’t happen to…

If some is good… more is better?

The other day, I heard someone say that having two blogs is actually much easier than one. It sounded counterintuitive, but they said it actually took much less effort because they kind of have a way of taking care of themselves. They said it’s a little rough in the beginning, having twice as much shit…

Breaking the Habit

This blog is making me insane. My writing (or lack thereof) is making me nuts, too. As much as I wish both of those statements were true, I know that they are not. The only thing really making me feel bat-sh!t crazy right now is, wait for it… Me. There is a maxim out there…

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

It’s amazing how fast time flies when you’re busy “doin’ life.” The 6 months since I last posted have been a bullet train of consecutive surreal experiences, so buckle up for another crazy update! The shenanigans all began at the end of March when I attended peer mentorship training through the Christopher and Dana Reeve…

Road Trip: Day 4

Got to spend time with a couple of my old wakeboarding pals and their three amazing kids this afternoon. All in all, it was a pretty chill, uneventful day… until we noticed the sign posted in the window of our hotel.