What’s your freedom worth?

A while back I watched a movie called Conviction (spoiler alert) where Hillary Swank played the role of Betty Ann Waters and Sam Rockwell played the role of Kenny Waters. It was based on the real-life murder conviction of Kenny Waters and how his sister fought for his freedom. Betty Ann puts herself through college […]

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The Handshake

It may seem like a bit of an odd topic for someone missing digits, but today I’m going to discuss the handshake and what a “normal” handshake feels like. Focusing on being normal is not something I’ve done most of my life, just ask anyone who knows me. I’m not sure if people would go […]

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Post-Concussion Syndrome

It’s time for me talk about a major mental health issue I am going through. I’m a Management Consultant and a Leadership and Safety Speaker suffering through Post-Concussion Syndrome since March of 2017. The concussion, suffered during a soccer game, has literally rocked my world and I battle daily with the sounds in my neighborhood […]

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Incognito

Have you ever done something that you just want to go and hide and ignore that it ever happened? Maybe go incognito and no one will even notice. One of the huge barriers I constructed in my mind after my injury was how gruesome my hand looked with two amputated fingers and a deformed middle […]

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A life-altering injury

What does a life-altering injury look like? An injury looks different from many different vantage points. Last year I was “handed” a huge compliment, “If anyone asked me what a life altering injury looks like I will tell them about your story.” The goal of my crusade is to provide a deep enough glimpse of […]

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Just Visiting an Injury

On December 17, 2015 I went in for third operation on my hand. For seven years I had a stitch poking into my skin from inside my thumb knuckle. Every time I bumped or brushed my thumb it was like getting poked with a toothpick, or maybe more like a fork. The stitches required at […]

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The Force and Hazardous Ingenuity

I remember the original Star Wars. Being a kid a playing with a light sabre, well I didn’t have a light sabre, but surprising what imagination and a little ingenuity can provide. To an eleven year old fluorescent light bulbs look a lot like a light sabre without the handle. I remember the Saturday afternoon […]

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I missed my Anniversary!

Well, it finally happened. November 22 was my anniversary and I forgot to celebrate it. The day came and went and I didn’t even realize until nearly a week had passed. Whether you believe it or not, it was a good thing. Most of you are likely thinking I was in the doghouse on this […]

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Farm Safety

I grew up on a family farm, well actually in a small town, but we had a family farm. I know that seeding and harvest are very busy times! I know that we often look to cut corners to make our list of tasks go quicker. I was recently having lunch with a farmer and […]

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Seven Finger Typist

One of the things I attempt to convey during my safety talks is that an injury impacts you in many ways. It isn’t just the injuries where your life is in peril that impact you, but surprisingly an injury doesn’t need to be all that significant to change the way we function. After my injury […]

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