So you all may have noticed, but I haven’t been doing much Happie Heads stuff these past two months. To be honest, it was because I was trying to figure out if it was even worth my time as I’m entering my first year of med school. First off, I’m not quitting Happie Heads. I […]

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Choose your religion wisely

“I’m not religious, but I’m spiritual.” This is a phrase that people like to use, make fun of, or both. But why does this phrase garner so much attention? I think its because the word “religious” or “religion” is so weighty. I found this curious, so I looked up the etymology of the word religion.  […]

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Fact: seven years ago, I was Michael Jensen. Other fact: seven years ago, I had a entirely different collection of cells in my body. If I am a collection of cells, then I should probably change my name every 7 years or so, or at least renew my license. If I am not a collection […]

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Two Lists

List 1: What are the necessary qualities my future wife should hold. We all know people that are deep into relationships in which their partner is not as similar to them as they would like. This is largely because one or neither of said partners wrote down their values before committing to a relationship. It […]

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“dude, what are you doing?” – dude in public restroom 5/15/19 I don’t know if you know me, but I have a habit of staring at things/(i.e. humans) without realizing I’m staring. They might even give me the “step off” face while I’m staring, and my dopy eyes will just hang true on the target, […]

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Episode 53 – Lorita Cushman

Lorita may have the most complicated case I have seen. Fifteen years ago she was struck in the occipital bone of her skull by a heavy backpack that was swung like a medieval flail, and then immediately soccer kicked in the temple. She has been dealing with the repercussions of this every since. Some of […]

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Episode 52 – Jessy Munch

Jessy is the first dirt biker that I have had on the podcast. She crashed her bike while riding back in May of 2018. Although this may have caused some injury to the brain, far more damage was done when another biker behind her rode over her head (Jessy was wearing a helmet) with both […]

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Episode 51 – Heath Snyder

Heath Snyder has a lot of things going for him. He has six children who love him to death. He has an ability to articulate himself that many of us survivors desire. But his most valuable gift is a genuine desire to share his experience of fighting through a TBI with the world. When I […]

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