Planning for the future… talking to the boss

Being diagnosed with a spinal tumor has turned my world upside-down. Now most of  my waking minutes are consumed with research and planning. One thing that I know I need to deal with sooner rather than later is the inevitable talk with my boss. I had been planning to wait until I had a treatmentContinue reading “Planning for the future… talking to the boss”

The Jabberwocky – vs – The Dissertation

For the past two years, Saturday mornings have been reserved for my dissertation. I pack up my books and head to the local library to immerse myself in research. But today something different happened. When I logged into the internet, instead of searching for more articles related to my dissertation topic, I found myself googlingContinue reading “The Jabberwocky – vs – The Dissertation”

Courage — Steve McCurry’s Blog

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no […]Continue reading “Courage — Steve McCurry’s Blog”

The Return of the Jabberwocky – Part II

I didn’t recognize the Jabberwocky immediately when he returned. There were big changes happening at work, and in addition to accepting a new position with much more responsibility, I was enrolled in a doctoral program as a full-time student. To say that I was busy is an understatement. I knew that I was tired allContinue reading “The Return of the Jabberwocky – Part II”

Careful…

Careful… it is a word that you could use to describe most of my life. I have always been careful. Careful to follow the rules. Careful to not break a bone. Careful to avoid sickness. Always careful. Afraid… that is another word that has dominated my life. I have been afraid of the consequences thatContinue reading “Careful…”

The Return of the Jabberwocky

I am back, and you have probably guessed that means the Jabberwocky has made a comeback – only this time it has decided to take a new form. Officially, it is called a Schwannoma, but you might just call it a spinal tumor. When my doctor gave me the results from my MRI, I expectedContinue reading “The Return of the Jabberwocky”