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Happy Birthday Mom


Today is my mom’s birthday. And because it falls on the edge of the holiday season, her birthday is often less of a spectacle, hastily remembered, and often underappreciated. Which, in a way I guess, makes sense. As a child, like most children, I took mom for granted. I just assumed she would always be […]

Psst…spread the word


Pretty Cool… My research and stories were recently highlighted in “Conquer”, a newsletter which provides news and support for people living with Myasthenia gravis. MG is an autoimmune disorder in which communication between the nerve and muscle is impaired, causing severe muscle weakness. Really Cool… Through the my post on the writeonfighton Facebook page, a […]

I don’t always take selfies…


I don’t always take selfies but when I do I wear my super-soft “Life favors the brave” t-shirt. Big thanks to everyone who bought a WoFo supporter shirt! #writeonfighton Be well, Jay  

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Grab a “Life Favors the Brave” T-Shirt Be a WoFo supporter!


Grab a “Life Favors The Brave” shirt and support WoFo wherever you go. These super-soft shirts are great for reading, writing, pondering, laughing, listening, exercising, paying bills, yelling at your kids, or just bravely telling your story!   Men’s and women’s sizes are available. Colors available: Black, Gray, and Kelly Green Your orders will be […]

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Humbled and Honored to Share My Story


My story “How to Cross a Threshold” was recently published in the quarterly publication “Generations.” “Generations” is published by the National Ataxia Foundation providing news, research and stories regarding ataxia. The National Ataxia Foundation defines ataxia as, “a degenerative disease of the nervous system. Many symptoms of Ataxia can mimic those of being drunk – […]

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Training Session #48-July 31: That was then, this is now


In 2013 I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disorder that chewed a hole in my cerebellum, atrophied various muscles, impaired my vision, balance, coordination and consequently stole my confidence and my ability to run. I have dedicated the summer of 2018 to regaining my strength, coordination, balance, and relearning how to run. I am participating […]

The Man with the Hole in His Brain-Chapter 2


The Man with the Hole in His Brain- Chapter 2 It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred […]

The answer is not out there.


Many young people think the answer will be found in a magical land known as out there. They can’t wait to graduate high school, move out of their parent’s house, leave the confines of their hometown behind and get out there. Older now, I realize the answer is not out there. The answer has always […]

It’s National Decision Day


May 1st is National Decision Day, the deadline for high school seniors to decide which school they will attend in the fall. For college-bound seniors this is an important day. It represents the first of many, many major choices and changes they will experience as an adult. But for those of who are older, whose […]

Saturdays are for seizing


Someone once told me Saturdays are for sleeping. At 22 I agreed. At 38,  I couldn’t disagree more. You aren’t going to work. You aren’t going to school. You have a few errands to do. Maybe your children have soccer games this afternoon. Besides that, Saturdays are for seizing. For seizing all the reading, writing, […]