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Thursday July 23, 2015
M-M-My Degeneration: Peter Dunlap-Shohl once again brings his unique art to the table to help educate, illustrate, and demonstrate life, hope, and strength on his journey with Parkinson’s…see article

I’ve wanted to introduce something humorous about my own often ironic experiences with Parkinson’s. A friend suggested I call it “Slow Comedy”. PWP cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl has not only beaten me to it, but with a way better title: “My Degeneration“. What’s even better is that it’s a graphic cartoon book. Here’s a sample of what’s in store…full article

From "My Degeneration", by Pete Dunlap-Shohl, Penn State University Press, 2015

From “My Degeneration”, by Pete Dunlap-Shohl, Penn State University Press, 2015

Tuesday July 21, 2015

What to do when this Parkinson’s shit really get’s you downsee article

Often, I feel that way…especially regarding a loss in purpose. One effective strategy for me, one I have come up with only lately, is that I try not to look back on the kinds of things I used to do, and worse, to dwell and ruminate on the opportunities that I missed when I was healthy, the ones all but impossible to accomplish now. Instead, I’ve tried to challenge myself with smaller steps…full article

Painted by the author with his left non-dominant hand.

Painted by the author with his left non-dominant hand.

 

Thursday July 16, 2015

Sometimes, especially when I travel, I wish I could wear a sign that says “He’s not on drugs, he’s not drunk, and he’s not nervous being around you…HE JUST HAS PARKINSON’S AND YOU CAN’T CATCH IT!”


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Parkinson’s can sometimes be a total uphill battle but as long as you have life prove to all the doubters that you can do something…
Happy Birthday Michael J. Fox

 
Today is the day when Marty McFly went to the future…Happy Birthday to Michael J. Fox – the Actor Turned Activist Who Refused to Be Beaten by Parkinson’s

 

 
The Bright Side of Parkinson’s, NY Times article discusses the many aspects of Parkinson’s including future therapies
22PARKINSON-articleLargeIn NY Times Opinion, February 15, 2015, My Own Life, noted Neurologist/Writer Oliver Sacks of ‘Awakenings’ Fame Discusses Finding Out He Has Terminal Cancer

19sacks blog427 214x300 Noted Neurologist/Writer Oliver Sacks of Awakenings Fame Discusses Finding Out He Has Terminal Cancer
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