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The Year of the Rupture: The First 100 Days

ER - Achilles Rupture

DAY 1

The year of the rupture began on February 12, 2017 at the Willamalane sports complex in Springfield Oregon. The basketball game that day was scheduled for 5 p.m. I ran the treadmill per the usual pregame warmup. All was good, minus a hobble from a slight meniscus sprain sustained three week prior. Injuries happen. That’s expected at age 37, but I had never experienced anything that could have prepared me for the type of pain that I was about to endure for weeks to come.

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Gymnasium of the Mind · Videos

The Gymnasium of the Mind

The Gymnasium of the Mind is a documentary I directed with a team of two other students from the University of Oregon in the fall of 2012. The Gymnasium of the Mind is about the popularity of chess in Oregon from the perspective of coaches, players and educators. It aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting in 2013 and was nominated for an Emmy award by the Northwest division of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.