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The Forgetful Frog #30: Musings

The Forgetful Frog #30: Musings

In the quiet of my living room, I am musing over the ironies of my life.

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The Forgetful Frog #29: Adjustments

The Forgetful Frog #29: Adjustments

I just woke up from a nap. I spent a few minutes lying in bed, and the tears began to roll. They came, in fact, before I even had a reason in mind. Of course, I am never at a

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The Forgetful Frog #28: In Celebration

The Forgetful Frog #28: In Celebration

Today I am celebrating the sharing of my writing. I hope, so strongly and sincerely, that it may be helpful or entertaining to others.

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The Forgetful Frog #27: Writing is Good Medicine

The Forgetful Frog #27: Writing is Good Medicine

Writing is medicinal. It can soothe anxiety. It can heal broken relationships. It can help sort out painful confusion. It can enable a person to let go of sorrow or fear.

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The Forgetful Frog #26: Confessions of a Grammar Wonk

The Forgetful Frog #26: Confessions of a Grammar Wonk

All my life, I have held the line, with regard to spelling and grammar. Over the years, I have had no choice but to acknowledge that these things do, indeed, evolve.

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The Forgetful Frog #25: How Journaling Can Keep Loneliness at Bay

The Forgetful Frog #25: How Journaling Can Keep Loneliness at Bay

Okay, folks, I know you’re out there! I am 100% certain that many of you would thrive on creative journaling.

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The Forgetful Frog #24: Crooked Lines

The Forgetful Frog #24: Crooked Lines

The lines connecting points of accomplishment are important in their own right. It matters not a bit whether they are straight or crooked. It only matters that they connect points.

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The Forgetful Frog #23: You Write, I Read, We Talk

The Forgetful Frog #23: You Write, I Read, We Talk

Interested in creative journaling? Hop to it! Froggie becomes a creative journaling consultant! You write, I read, we talk. I give you feedback to help you strengthen your writing, and you send a tax deductible donation to the Humane Society of Tuolumne County.

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The Forgetful Frog #22: Creative Journaling for Pets’ Sakes

The Forgetful Frog #22: Creative Journaling for Pets’ Sakes

I would love to help others find the solace that I find when I write. This would help them, and also help me feel useful.

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The Forgetful Frog #20: Traversing a gamut of emotions

The Forgetful Frog #20: Traversing a gamut of emotions

If the day ever comes when my husband is disabled, I hope I will be able to help him as much as he helps me now.

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The Forgetful Frog #19: Saving Grace

The Forgetful Frog #19: Saving Grace

When will I remember that writing is a saving grace for me?

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The Forgetful Frog #18: Savoring Reconnection and a Cheese Croissant

The Forgetful Frog #18: Savoring Reconnection and a Cheese Croissant

I can’t really explain why I recently reached out to my sister. We lost touch many years ago, because I was overwhelmed by the apparent responsibility of being an aunt to her six children.

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The Forgetful Frog #17: Appreciation

The Forgetful Frog #17: Appreciation

If there is anything good about my brain damage, it is the inclination it somehow gave me to reach out to my dear sister.

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The Forgetful Frog #16: On a Laughing Hiatus, Avoid Frustration

The Forgetful Frog #16: On a Laughing Hiatus, Avoid Frustration

My husband keeps reminding me that my job, right now, is to get stronger and recover completely. He keeps reminding me that I am on hiatus. I keep telling him that it’s a laughing hiatus.

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The Forgetful Frog #15: Walking Toward Recovery

The Forgetful Frog #15: Walking Toward Recovery

I keep forgetting that my job now is recovery. My top priority is learning to walk. The more active I am physically, the more my brain also recovers.

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The Forgetful Frog #14: Banish Fear!

The Forgetful Frog #14: Banish Fear!

Returning to my blog is always the most satisfying thing for me to do.

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The Forgetful Frog #13: In Search of a Sister

The Forgetful Frog #13: In Search of a Sister

My relationship with my sister has not been uncomplicated. As a child, I looked up to her, without reserve.

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The Forgetful Frog #12: A Strange Phenomenon

The Forgetful Frog #12: A Strange Phenomenon

I often must remind myself not to focus on the frustrations, and to celebrate the successes.

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The Forgetful Frog #11: The Joys of a Husband, a Cane and a Beer

The Forgetful Frog #11: The Joys of a Husband, a Cane and a Beer

I have learned not to assume that progress will be irreversible. But I am still extremely happy whenever I see concrete evidence of progress.

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The Forgetful Frog #10: Thoughts of Music, Fear and Spilled Salt

The Forgetful Frog #10: Thoughts of Music, Fear and Spilled Salt

It’s a fine line. On one side is the need and effort to overcome disability. On the other side is the need to accept disability in order to have a productive life. If you spend all your time learning to walk, for example, you run the risk of getting nowhere.

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The Forgetful Frog #8: No Gray Area Where Burgers are Involved

The Forgetful Frog #8: No Gray Area Where Burgers are Involved

The author, who asks to remain anonymous, writes about coping with the physical and emotional aspects of disability.

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The Forgetful Frog #6: On Hospital Stays and the Glories of Wool

The Forgetful Frog #6: On Hospital Stays and the Glories of Wool

The author, who asks to remain anonymous, is a foothills resident in her 50s who writes with the help of a computer tablet and speech-recognition software. She hopes that her notes on coping with the physical and emotional aspects of disability will help others facing difficult challenges know that they are not alone.

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The Forgetful Frog #5: The Nobility of Mobility

The Forgetful Frog #5: The Nobility of Mobility

By the Forgetful Frog I don’t know why, but I find myself reflecting today on the number of times I have had to learn to walk. Like most kids, I learned before starting school. Then, in kindergarten, I had surgery

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The Forgetful Frog #4: Good Days, Bad Days and Donuts

The Forgetful Frog #4: Good Days, Bad Days and Donuts

The author, who asks to remain anonymous, is a foothills resident in her 50s who writes with the help of a computer tablet and speech-recognition software. She hopes her writing will help others facing difficult challenges know that they are not alone.

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The Forgetful Frog Blog: An Introduction

The Forgetful Frog Blog: An Introduction

The author, who asks to remain anonymous, is a foothills resident in her 50s who writes with the help of a computer tablet and speech-recognition software. She hopes that her notes on coping with the physical and emotional aspects of disability will help others facing difficult challenges know that they are not alone.

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The Forgetful Frog #2: The Fight to Find Focus

The Forgetful Frog #2: The Fight to Find Focus

I am sad to report that, apparently, a lack of mental focus or continuity also seems to be a symptom of my particular brain injury. I am making this comment because I have just reviewed my brief, previous NEW entry. It was,

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The Forgetful Frog #3: Life as a Study in Contrasts

The Forgetful Frog #3: Life as a Study in Contrasts

The author, who asks to remain anonymous, is a foothills resident in her 50s who writes with the help of a computer tablet and speech-recognition software. She hopes that her notes on dealing with the physical and emotional aspects of disability will help others facing difficult challenges know that they are not alone.

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