Note added January 7, 2017: I was recovering from a head injury at the time of this post and living alone to minimize sensory and emotional input. Writing, including blogs, was an important part of my rehabilitation. In retrospect, it was a smart strategy that aided my recovery. This post and many others of that era are cleaned up for readability and perhaps because I am embarrassed by my capabilities at that time. I leave the post up because it may have value to those trying to understand the complex subject of traumatic brain injury recovery. The comment about “survivors” reflects my thinking at that time that I was a survivor of a manslaughter attempt and that I proved to be durable.
Something about the season’s last tomatoes caught my attention. They are the survivors of the garden.