My iPads in the hands of TBI survivors idea

I’d like to think that my little project of getting iPads into the hands of TBI survivors could be accomplished without a great deal of effort. Yet at the same time, I’m sure that it would be a much easier thing to accomplish if there were an organization that was interested in doing such a thing. I think there’s a Santa Clara Medical Center that tried applying for some grants looking at establishing a peer mentoring program. I don’t believe they were funded though, so another missed opportunity. There also may be some things going on at Baylor in Texas, but I’m not sure what exactly yet at this time. It was interesting to reach out to a number of currently funded TBI Model Systems across the country. I wonder how the Brain Injury Associations of states, and indeed, nationally get funded.

Blog Talk Radio

Fantastic Frank told me today that he’d welcome me to his blog talk radio show so that I could talk about my idea of a support group using ipads and facetime, or some similar technology.
One of the guys at Baylor health indicated that something along those lines may be happening at that institution. Someone at Santa Clara Medical Center indicated that there’s an ipad study with Telemedicine. And someone at Pittsburgh seemed to indicate that it sounded like a good idea.

I get that some of the blog talk radio stuff is oriented to the West Coast. But I’m on the east coast. I can’t really stay up late to listen in, call in to blog talk radio shows. But it is interesting. I like that I have a job, and I like that I should be able to work long enough to get a retirement. Who knows for sure how the future will work out, but I guess it could be interesting.

The play, Red, at American Stage

Yesterday, we saw the play, Red, at American Stage.  I thought the back and forth between two actors for 85 minutes was enjoyable.  It is interesting that some people associate some colors with unpleasantness, and how some colors are associated with death.

Art and the art world is composed of artists and art galleries and gallery owners, and art critics, and publishers and consumers.  How the artist wants art to be appreciated, and the person wanting the art wants decoration for a restaurant.  Painters have many shades of colors.

Employees are employed by the employer to do certain things.  When a painter’s assistant causes doubt that his art would be appropriate for the proposed site, he causes the end of the relationship and thus the end of his employment.

One of the actors according to the playbill was from the Seattle area.  I found the play to be interesting, here’s what some of the first few things from a search engine reveal.

  1. Red ( play) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_(play)Cached
  3. Red is a play by American writer John Logan about artist Mark Rothko first produced by the Donmar Warehouse, London in December 2009. The original production was …
  4. Winner of Six Tony Awards including Best Play. A visceral, “superbly taut” (Chicago Tribune) battle of wills, Red drops you squarely inside the world of painter …

  5. Red by John Logan directed by Richard E.T. White Produced in association with Arizona Theatre Company “What do you see?” Famed abstract expressionist painter Mark …

  6. Mar 31, 2010 · Red, John Logan’s two-man bio-drama with Alfred Molina as the artist Mark Rothko, at the Golden Theater. Rothko was known to be a man of fierce opinions …

The Grand Floridian Is The Best Resort For Couples. End Of Discussion.

The Grand Floridian Is The Best Resort For Couples. End Of Discussion..

Personally, I’ve not stayed at the Grand Floridian, nor other Disney Resorts, though staying at the Dolphin next door to Boardwalk was pretty nice. We’ve stayed at a few good neighbor hotels, Caribe Royale was pretty nice, though not part of the Disney transportation system. Gaylord Palms was also pretty nice. The Atrium view was much nicer than the non view room. We’ve stayed at Disney’s All Star Movies, but we didn’t take advantage of the Disney transportation while we were there. Downtown Disney–Disney Springs is evolving nicely, we have enjoyed several meals there–at a couple of the different restaurants. We’ve marveled at how much it must cost to get married at Disney’s wedding pavilion.

Iran

Translated version of Iran Deal doesn’t say what Obama claims it does
It seems as if Democrats want to be successful in diplomacy in achieving deals with regimes that inherently are not interested in playing by the rules that we try to set for them.
War is always an option, but few presidents want to use that as an option. The price (cost) is usually large. There are unintended consequences of leaving an area without our influence. Opponents tend to rise up. Witness the rise of ISIS as an organization. Supposedly, most of zISIS could be killed in relatively short order, if directions were given. But who knows for sure?

Well, I started a group on Facebook

After wondering why there wasn’t a Facebook group focused on survivors’ successes, I went ahead and started one.  Even though the group could still go sideways, it hasn’t yet.  I’ve not had to be particularly heavy handed.  The group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TBISS/ seems to be going nicely.  It is a closed group.  A brain injury is a brain injury to my way of thinking, it doesn’t really matter how one got it.  The important thing is that we are surviving.  I am a TBI survivor, and I want to share my little successes, count my small victories, and perhaps help others to realize that great things are still possible.

Technology, toys, music, and Apple

I like the technology and toys that Apple has brought together with the Beats headphones, paired with my Mac Book Pro.  The bluetooth technology is probably pretty old, as is my Mac Book Pro, but it still works, the Beats Headphones are fairly recent purchases, but who knows, I like the combination.  The ability to listen to YouTube playing at a page while typing is pretty cool.