Brian Denger's Blog – November 2011 Archive (2)

Downplaying disaster

Whenever someone asks me how things are with my family I sometimes find myself going into this quasi self preservation state.   It’s as though I have this bubble surrounding me and depending on how large an opening their questions create, more of my world will envelop them.   Maybe “self preservation” is an inaccurate description.  It’s more that I begin this quick assessment of the person asking to determine how much detail I want to provide beyond the cursory “We’re all doing fine”. …

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Added by Brian Denger on November 21, 2011 at 7:22pm — 3 Comments

Pride and Heartache

 

My son Patrick and I had plans to go to Columbia, South Carolina this week. It was to be a father-son weekend just hanging out. While participating in the Exon Skipping Trials at Nationwide Children’s Hospital last year his manual wheelchair was damaged. The airlines repaired the chair and in a “goodwill gesture” they also provided two round trip vouchers for us to use at a later date. South Carolina was Patrick’s choice and he had a good reason for wanting to…

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Added by Brian Denger on November 16, 2011 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

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