Computer generated brain showing an injury site

What Is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when any part of the brain is deprived of blood flow (hence, oxygen) and the affected brain cells die. As the third leading cause of death in the United States, a stroke is a big deal. Even… Read More »What Is a Stroke?

Julie, teddy (and several other critters) go for a trip to SRH

Four Months In

Teddy and I were headed down to Spaulding yesterday, and we thought we had everything figured out! (I really mean, I thought I’d figured it out—teddy is a stuffed animal and they’re not noted for their thinking skills.) I was… Read More »Four Months In

September 11th

Today is September 11, 2020. It’s been nineteen years since that day, and a generation has passed. I’ve lived through my own challenging experiences, while trying to be mindful that we’ve all suffered from that terrible shock and loss. Walk… Read More »September 11th

It’s Begun!

Eight days ago I started on a journey with some of my favorite bug friends—cecropia moths! I purchased the cocoons this winter, which is during their “off” season. Cecropias, like many butterflies and moths, stay in their cocoons for the… Read More »It’s Begun!

To Dare Greatly

On April 23, 1910, Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, entitled “Citizenship in a Republic.” The notable paragraph of the talk is known as “The Man in the Arena.” “It is not the critic who… Read More »To Dare Greatly