Life In A Montage

Post-stroke; living in that 60 second movie healing montage that actually takes years.

Dec 262018
 
Mary Poppins Returns

Today is the sixth anniversary of the day I almost left this mortal coil. Ever since, December 26th has become my own personal day of thanksgiving, where I count myself lucky to be here at all. This year I’d like to write about the landmark year of 2016, when I worked on “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”

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KOed on Boxing Day

 Posted by on December 26, 2017  AutoBio, My stroke  Tagged with:
Dec 262017
 
KOed on Boxing Day

The day after Christmas, Julia had planned to work at home but discovered she didn’t have the password to remotely access her company computer and left to work a full day down the peninsula. I planned to get coffee with my pal Tony, before assembling with Gale & Julia for dinner. After a lazy morning

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80 @ 51

 Posted by on January 2, 2016  AutoBio, My stroke  Tagged with:
Jan 022016
 
80 @ 51

Jan 2, 2016 8:10pm– When I was 48, I turned 96 years old. From someone who ran on a treadmill a few times a week and regularly walked miles across town, I became a doddering and feeble geezer overnight. Paralysed, confused and unbalanced, I struggled with the simplest of tasks, both mental and physical. Three

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Gratitude

 Posted by on December 26, 2014  AutoBio, My stroke  Tagged with: ,
Dec 262014
 
Gratitude

Exactly two years ago, starting at around this time of day, my brain tried to strangle me. Thankfully, Julia stopped that from happening and ever since that day she, and all of you, my family & friends, have helped me navigate the tricky world that I live in now. I’ve had many humiliating and humbling

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The Holiday Curse

 Posted by on September 30, 2014  AutoBio, My stroke  Tagged with:
Sep 302014
 
The Holiday Curse

— Sep 30, 2014 1:36am Not long after I wrote my last update in JUNE, Julia and I attended the Story Department Wrap Party for one of the last films I worked on before my stroke, INSIDE OUT, which will come out next year. The party wasn’t one of those fancy black tie affairs, but

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