Today’s the 15th anniversary of my dad’s head injury. I wanted to say something about it on the blog, but I don’t know what. So maybe just some random thoughts. * Every time Excel frustrates me, I think of Dad. He was the master of Pivot Tables. He could do things with Excel then that I still can’t do 15 years later now that they’re built-in features. * We were supposed to go to IHOP to celebrate for lunch, but he decided he couldn’t manage it. His prioritizer doesn’t work anymore. So if we’re in a room with lots of people talking (and background muzak), our brains figure out which bits to pay attention to and which bits to filter out as insignificant. You don’t realize how important that ability of your brain is until you lose it. * Being an adult caregiver has to be one of the hardest jobs around. My thanks to everyone who does that day-in and day-out, including my mom. * The brain performs an amazing job of compensating for any physical losses. We haven’t begun to understand its capabilities. And finally, always wear your helmet. Be aware of motorcycles. Loud pipes save lives.
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