Archives for the Month of September, 2012

Write

Writer / Library of Congress

Writer / Library of Congress


Very exciting: TheAtlantic.com has published my story, “The Escape.” It’s the true account of sneaking out of a hospital shortly after my brain surgery to go to a party.

TheAtlantic.com story: “The Escape”

Enjoy,
Nina

Time

Time over Paris / Library of Congress

Time over Paris / Library of Congress


When I was living with my parents right after my stroke, their house was a sad place. I felt terribly contained and watched. Now that I am on my own again, when I visit their house, it seems like a happy place. Who has changed? Me? My parents? The house? Time?

Airports

Airports / Library of Congress

Airports / Library of Congress

Getting your stroke paraphernalia through airport security is exasperating. Some X-ray personnel are very concerned about my hand brace, because I might be a stroke terrorist. A Salt Lake City staffer took out my brace and X-rayed it separately, staring at it on a monitor. Washington D.C. security personnel didn’t care. I don’t look menacing there, apparently.