March 28, 2018

Hey Happy Birthday Peter! Hey everybody. Welcome to the blog where I talk about the present.

At the present, I'm in bed. I've been feeling kind of tired. Well, I have bronchitis. Never a dull moment.

Man, if I was a cat, I'd be dead right now, right. Don't cats have nine lives? It's all getting to be too much, right? Anyway, persevere. It was interesting. I went to the doctor the other day. I saw a new doctor. She asked me to describe what I have. I told her I have a medical condition cailed bad luck. She said, "Actually, you have a condition called Good Luck, because you're lucky to be alive." Then I started thinking about what she said. She's right. It all depends on how you look at things, you have to stay positive and look at things on the good side.

The bronchitis I've had has made my therapy difficult. I've been very very tired. But you gotta push through it. Look, life can be brutal, but so can we, right? Anyway, I'm gonna leave you with a few photos I've been working on. When things get me down, I turn to my photography.

This is B. Nice signing off. Talk to you next week.

Love, B. Nice

August 23, 2017

3049-15sm Hi you guys. I haven't done a blog in a while. I'm gonna dedicate this blog to my Mom.

They say, one's character is defined by their actions. So check this out. Here's some action for ya: during my first brain bleed and surgery I was in a bad way, but my mom stayed by my side. She helped me through the rough stuff. I was pretty much back to square one. I was like an infant. The only thing that worked on me was my heart. But, she stood by my side. Then a year later, I was sued for divorce. My mom laid down her credit card, went into debt to protect me. She stood by my side. She, my sister and my dad protected me. Then, right after that, I had another brain bleed and brain operation. Mom stood by my side, even though I was brought back to square one again. Then a year later, I had four huge seizures that almost took me out. She stood by my side, even though I was brought back to square one again. Then a year later, I had a huge seizure that almost took me out. She stood by my side, and helped me through it. That last seizure has pretty much left me as I am right now. I'm getting better, and I got better because of her. I wouldn't be where I am now, if it wasn't for her.

She would fly all the way to Texas to pick up my daughter, and she made sure I spent quality time with her. She was my driver, made doctor's appointments, made sure I got the right therapy, made sure I got the right equipment. She cooked for me, and gave me shelter. Whether I was in the ER, the intensive care unit, the hospital or at the rehab hospital, she would always show up at 11 am, with a coffee and a smile. Then dad took over at 5. Pretty cool parents. Basically, I'm forever grateful for what she did. So you see, her actions were pretty cool and her actions made her character a Super Mom.

Hey, you know what other thing I found out is I only cry out of my left eye. How weird is that? I don't feel like blogging any more this week. I'll leave it at that. I wish you guys a great week.

Love, B. Nice

July 5, 2017


Hi you guys. Welcome to my blog where I talk about the present.

"Be a master of your own universe." Isn't that what they say? What I'm getting at is, there's a point at which you've got to take control of your own life when you have a traumatic brain injury. When I ran track & field, I sometimes ran a relay race where you have to hold a baton. There are four people and you pass the baton between each runner. Well, I'm at a stage where I'm to receive the baton from my point person. Does that make sense? What I'm getting at is, you can have a point person doing all your work, but eventually, you're gonna have to take control. It's another step in healing, and it is rather daunting, but it's something you have to do, if you want to get better. My advice to anyone going through this is to get a notebook and keep track of appointments, days, and delegate things to other people. You know, take charge.

Oh yeah, I'm gonna go off on a bit of a tangent here. I just remembered, it was fourth of July and this one time I took a flight from New York to LA. I saw fireworks all the way across America. It was pretty cool. I think I told you already, but I just thought I'd share with you that experience. A good visual.

Anyway, back to what I was talking about. Just be aware of what's going on and take control. That's all.

Hey, check it out! My daughter's coming back for most of July. Pretty cool huh? We get to hang out for almost a month. That's pretty cool. It'll be a lot of fun. I can't wait to see her. Speaking of my daughter coming, I'm gonna go rest because I'm gonna need all the energy I can get.

Oh yeah, one other tangent. I live right across from West Point Military Academy, right? Well, West Point is an artillery school, right? Well, all night long, I hear boom boom boom, and then I realize it was my father in the bedroom above me. He was walking around the bedroom. I thought it was funny and I told my father that I thought his walking around was West Point practicing artillery. He just looked at me blankly and went back to his frosted flakes.

Above is a flower for you guys. I've been photographing flowers.

Have a good week. Love. B. Nice