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Ch-Ch-Changes

Chapter 27 Ch-Ch-Changes 2005 was a year of change. The TDU was renamed the Brainport and the company to Wicab. Paul choose the name Wicab meaning “lover of honey”, a dedication of his work in honor of his wife Esther’s … Continue reading

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From Sitting to Standing Strong

Chapter 15 From Sitting to Standing Strong           Mitch and Yuri, and I continued the trials and I could feel my ability to remain centered and still improving with each trial. Then something extraordinary took place. When the TDU was … Continue reading

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Testing the Future

Chapter 12 Testing the Future   I was sitting in my backyard reading a text book to boost my knowledge of geology, a very fascinating subject if you ask me. At that time reading was a ridiculously complicated task. Because … Continue reading

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Exclamations, Grants, Money, and Move

            After our amazing discovery, the lab exploded into a flurry of electrified activity!   We invited my doctor and collaborator on the project, Dr. Mark Pyle, to come and see for himself what we discovered.  Within a few days, Dr. … Continue reading

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No more sacrifices – a “partner” disappears…

My reflections continued as I gazed over my life experiences.  I discovered that I had consistently left behind my very own self in order to keep someone else happy by trying to fix all their problems, which I was certain … Continue reading

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Coping, discovering, finding a way…

       Although the things I’ve described so far seem dark and unforgiving, somehow I was able to cope with what happened.  I did indeed wander aimlessly through the confines of uncertainty and grief yet I still ponder what it was … Continue reading

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Now what…

            Where did I go?  Did I go anywhere?  Where did my understanding go?  Where do I start to fill up the nothing?   What now?  Where were all these questions coming from but most frightening, how and where do I … Continue reading

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