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Harvey Alter –The Passing of a Dynamic Innovator

Harvey Alter became a victim of Aphasia after a successful career as a Criminologist. He worked with several speech therapists and became a solid public speaker, after the onset of his aphasia. He created the International Aphasia Movement, to provide … Continue reading

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Playing Guitar and thoughts on being mentally a guitar player without Playing

How Can I Start this Chapter, when all I ever wanted to do was play Guitar? Well a hemiplegic makes a poor finger-picker. One cannot play mental guitar for ever, when one once was a pretty high quality picker. Several … Continue reading

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When a respected East coast University Medical department starts acting like a Medicare Mill

My Accidental Right Wrist Fusion After a my disabling ischemic stroke, in December 11 2003, I agreed to a surgical procedure to relieve my right fingers curl. And also a separate procedure to straighten my `locked’ right arm. After my … Continue reading

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Robert Gellman

In the early days, before I established a positive identity as a disabled person. Robert was tremendously helpful to me. He was similarly disabled, and he was also highly intelligent and competent. He became disabled at a young age, I … Continue reading

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Love is anything But

When you fall in love you’re able to take a welcome Brief pause in the chaos of life A safe island where you can catch your breath. We grasp for happiness and feel it slip away How to slow down … Continue reading

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Frank Deford commentary on NPR’s Morning Edition in 2008

February 6, 2008 I was quite enthralled by Frank De Ford’s comments as to the state of the NBA today. I could not help noticing the similarities to the “Super Tuesday” that just occurred. American culture probably always been obsessed … Continue reading

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Señor Bolero

Happy Valentine’s Day I first heard Jose Feliciano in 1962 or 1963 at the Newport Folk Festival.  I was a small teenager trying to figure out too many puzzles in my confused life.  I was struggling with mastering the guitar: … Continue reading

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