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Check out the Arclight Magazine article about my first book project


I began this book project (that's what I like to call it), in 1992 after I started working at the Nyack Library on March 17, twelve hours a week. I guess being surrounded by all of those books rubbed off on me. I had been given a computer by my brother, Andrew, and was using the word processor as a diary. As my writings accumulated, I began to think that if I had so many thoughts, ideas, and challenges about living life after a head injury, other survivors must be having similar ones.

That was when I began my web site on the Internet, and began gathering material for a book about life after such an injury. I am printing some of my writings here to give you an idea of what I have been up to, and some of the feedback I have received from other TBI survivors. Your feedback is always appreciated as well.

Before I begin, I would like to make a contention of mine. I don't believe that people think the way books are written. In fact, I don't think we express our thoughts in paragraphs, sentences, or even necessarily in words. People have random thoughts; with no order or continuity. I have many thoughts and ideas that fill my mind. These thoughts and ideas have no specific order; or make any grammatical sense in any way, per se. It is only when I put these thoughts on paper that I give them grammatical form, where they can be read and understood. This does not take anything away from the raw thought; it just allows people the chance to understand what the creator is creating. I thought it would be interesting to write this book, in a way that I would give you a first hand chance to read the words exactly the way I am thinking them. This is why I chose the title, "Out of My Mind." The words that you read come directly out of my mind and onto the paper. My story may seem a bit jumbled or fragmented, but stick with it because I do have a lot of interesting experiences and ideas to share with you. I hope you enjoy it.

If I'm going to write this book completely naturally, I have a few things to admit. First, I just got this computer and I'm not used to this keyboard and my word-processing will not be too good. And I'm not going to change it (that wouldn't be the real me.) Second, I was in a car accident fifteen years ago and sustained a head injury and coordination isn't the greatest.

If you're not willing to give any effort in reading this book, I suggest you stop reading right away. But, I hope you read on and see what I have to say. I'll do my best; we'll see what happens.

This is some of my writing, there is much more. Thanks for your help up to this point; I look forward to corresponding as my "book project" continues.

Check out the Arclight Magazine article about my first book project

Dan Windheim

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