Hello Sweden, Goodbye 2016!
I am pleased to write my last entry for 2016. This time in two weeks I'll be in Sweden, ready to experience whatever I find there and to celebrate NYE2017. I feel like this year is ending well for me:
The Penn Museum talk went very well and was written about at www.starnewsphilly.com, with the article's link here: http://www.starnewsphilly.com/2016/dec/8/new-year-new-city-new-culture/#...
Book draft writing continued, with it now being close to 140 pages. I'm thinking to aim for either 145 pages or 150 pages of material before I leave for Sweden. Either way, I am satisfied by how my book has progressed, as I'm now summarizing notes of interest from October 2013.
The "MAJOR STAGE" I noted about in my last post? It was TEDMED. Both ME.mory and I were shown and discussed on the TEDMED stage by Tomás Ryan, with this link showing the blurb for his talk: http://tedmed.com/speakers/show?id=624474. I was able to watch it live online, and felt full of emotions. I largely wondered, what I would tell myself if I could describe my current situation to myself from before the accident?
I also thought it "funny" that I likely was mentioned on the TEDMED stage before I would have been, if I would have been that is, had I actually gone to medical school instead of taking my life's current path.
I did speak with a class of Assistive Technology students at Temple University on 12/2/16. Although I was seizure-nervous, I answered many of their questions and handed out many cards: I wrote shortly after: "I think they were truly impressed and that it was worth my time."
Maiken Scott at WHYY-FM provided the following piece, a rare combination of noting ME.mory and how I travel around the world for New Year's Eve: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/nwtonight/item/99359-traveling-the-wo...
So, with that I leave you, Dear Readers. Thank you for being part of my life in 2016. I hope that you may be part of my life in 2017. Feel free to comment, and I will take on any issue generating the most interest from folks between now and my next post, post-Sweden, while also explaining what happened during my time in Sweden.
It's time for 2016 to end.
Happy New Year!
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