Headbanger in Paradise, Part 4

CONTINUED FROM  Headbanger in Paradise, Part 3 Posted on  12/3/2016   It was warm where we sat in the day hall, sunlight streaming through the windows onto my assessment sheet.             “What’s your name?” I asked. “Frank.” “Where are you?” He looked out the bank of steel-framed windows holding yhe world outside in a giant […]

Mirrors

Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. Hope. I’ve been clawing my way over and under these feelings since that November 8 evening. Long before then, I was frightened, angry, and shocked as I watched little donnie in his made-for-twitter gutters and swamps. Everything he’s done, everything he is doing, is exactly what I’ve come to expect. Nothing he does surprises […]

Headbanger in Paradise, Part 3

CONTINUED FROM  Headbanger in Paradise, Part 2 Posted on  11/29/2016   Calm again, Frank watched the tip of the needle disappear into his right shoulder. I applied electrical leads to the pulse points on Frank’s head, chest, and feet while the docs reorganized the scattered equipment. Dr. Afzal added blood pressure cuffs, one on Frank’s […]