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The road to NIAD starts with...

…a little crag in Central Mass.

My friend Clint, a Yosemite encylopedia who did a fair bit of climbing around here in his student days at Harvard, suggested Crow Hill Ledge as a spot to practice jumaring, given the proximity to Cambridge (less than an hour), not very long approach (I would have said “super short” in my pre-accident days, but approaches are never too short for me these days), and sufficient height and over-hang at Fisherman’s Wall.  889 more words

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What's Wrong With Me?

People amuse me, always have, always will.  Recently however, they have started to get under my skin and depress the hell out of me.  When I am in the car, I still wear a flexible collar, mainly because I fear what would happen to the swelling in my spinal cord if we got into an accident.   411 more words

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Paralyzed patients can cycle again with new $35K bike from U of C

CALGARY – A new bicycle that will allow paralyzed patients to cycle was unveiled Wednesday at the University of Calgary.

It’s a functional electrical stimulation (FES) bike and it electrically stimulates the muscles to simulate a cycling motion through skin. 115 more words


The Secret Life of Dreams

This morning I woke up tricked by my mind to believe that the last six months were just a nightmare.  None of it happened and I needed to rush to the shower to get ready for work.   463 more words

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What happened & why? Freddie Gray dies after arrest in Baltimore, six officers involved suspended

(CNN) — More than a week after Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore, and a day since he died, authorities are still scrambling to find out exactly what happened and why. 1,695 more words


Acceptance vs. Envy

Green with envy doesn’t even begin to express how I feel about seeing the recent Facebook® post of a previous co-worker.  What should have made me giggle, her outside of the gym I used to love with an ice cream cone to sign up for a body challenge, instead made me jealous beyond belief.   586 more words

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