Wednesday, July 04, 2012

As ye sow...

It's been a good week for the blog, which puts me in mind of an Old Testament quote chiseled into the side of my freshman dormitory: "As ye sow, so shall ye reap."I'm not really one to quote the Bible, but that one stuck with me. It also reminds me of a mash-up I've been holding onto: "When life gives you a stroke, make cerebral lesionade. Boo, hiss, moan. Maybe I should have kept that to myself much longer.

So, the good week. I happened to be checking out the website for the software I used to make my mind map and noticed they were having a contest. Yadda, yadda, yadda, I won! A couple days later, a few people pointed me toward a New York Times blog post about semicolons. Yadda, yadda, yadda, I sent the author a link to my blog, and he sent back a very complimentary note. That got me thinking about why I call my blog what I do (it's always bittersweet to see what I was thinking BS (Before Stroke) -- how I thought the lull before my surgery was my semicolon pause. It was certainly one opportunity I've had to step back and reflect. But the stroke has been a much longer, grander, and heavier reflection. Hopefully, I'm coming through to the second half of the sentence. How's that for heavy metaphor -- life as a sentence?Which gives me opportunity to recommend the series Life (both seasons now available for instant streaming on Netflix).


  1. Ken, impressive! You deserve every accolade, of course, but still very cool to get them. EFS

  2. Cool, cool and cool! I've got a book for you to put on your kindle: Incognito by David Eagleman. I got 20 pages into it and went back to the store to buy however many copies they had left (just one as it turns out). It's about the relationship between consciousness and the brain. Awesome!

  3. Awesomely Awesome, Ken! Though not in the least surprising... ;)

    ♥ Joel