“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it”

I was just at Mass. General for my annual check-up, and after what has been a tumultuous couple of months, filled with speculation that an ear infection that may have been something much worse, I found out I had no tumor growth since last year. This is great news for me. This is news my . . . →Read More: “Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it”

Some Things Are Just Too Long to Tweet About

Maybe it’s just because I’m not as impervious as I should be…as I need to be…as I usually am because these past few weeks I’ve been dealing with an earache, not just any earache-of course not. If there’s anything I seem to have a knack for, it seems to be not getting the usual run . . . →Read More: Some Things Are Just Too Long to Tweet About

The Days We’ll Always Remember

Almost all of us remember our birthdays, some us at a certain age forget when they are, some of us at a certain age want to forget when they are, some of us because of a certain kind of forgetfulness, forget when they are, but most of us…remember our birthdays, and we like it when . . . →Read More: The Days We’ll Always Remember

Is There Anyone Else Out There?

When I was first diagnosed with a brain tumor over 21 years ago, it wasn’t something I had heard a lot about. Generally, if you heard about someone else you knew being diagnosed with a brain tumor, it wasn’t something you heard much more about afterwards because that person wasn’t given much of a positive . . . →Read More: Is There Anyone Else Out There?

Time flies when you’re having…well, time flies!

A few weeks ago, Chris Collora from Patch.com in my hometown of Port Washington, NY, called to do a follow up story on the Walking Miles 4 Brain Matters. I have to put a shout out to Chris and Patch, they’ve been very supportive to Brain Matters, and to all that we’re trying to do . . . →Read More: Time flies when you’re having…well, time flies!

Often Things Can Seem Like One Thing, But Turn Out to be Something Else…Something Better

Truly it can be in the way one chooses to look at things. I recently had the intention of participating in a local Brain Tumor Support Group, I instead sauntered in to the Aneurysm Support Group-I had no idea that this was the case until after I had spent a significant amount of time at . . . →Read More: Often Things Can Seem Like One Thing, But Turn Out to be Something Else…Something Better

The Strength of Words

I just had a moment, more than a moment, a weekend really, where I thought I had lost my blog. This blog is a compilation of stories and thoughts that I’ve written over the last four years…four very intense, life changing years. I have of course saved most of these stories-these words, but the thought . . . →Read More: The Strength of Words

On the lighter side of things…A New York kind of story

I haven’t blogged in a while, but this seemed like a story worth writing about…there are just those moments that you feel should be committed to paper…or whatever it’s called that we’re writing on these days that seems paper-like.

I was meeting my friend Lisa for lunch a couple of days ago, she and I . . . →Read More: On the lighter side of things…A New York kind of story

Some things can’t be expressed on film or video blog. Some things you have to write down.

When I was speaking at Fairfield Ludlowe High School yesterday one of the students asked me how I thought what I’ve been through had changed me? This of course is a huge question. It would take almost an entire class to answer just this question. But I think if I had had the time to . . . →Read More: Some things can’t be expressed on film or video blog. Some things you have to write down.

An Amazing Indiegogo Thank-You

As of today I have walked three days and covered approximately 30 miles. I’m not actually walking today, this is what I call a “DOWN DAY”, a day I don’t walk. It will be a day I do other things and I may walk some on these days, but I won’t walk multiple miles. This . . . →Read More: An Amazing Indiegogo Thank-You