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CHAPTER 5 ~ STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

Chapter 5 ~ Struck by Lightning

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it’s lightning that does the work.” ~ Mark Twain ~

Chapter 5 chronicles my high school graduation and relocation to the University of Delaware to live on my own. During this first transitional year, I encountered my firstlightening psychic experience, as well as embarking on a wild spring break road trip. The following year, as the blizzard of 1978 raged through the northeast I got struck by lightning. Truly believing I was going to die, I saw my life flash before my eyes and my binge drinking escalated into blackouts.

Most of my college years are a blur, but I recall a handful of notable events where my decision to consume alcohol had negative consequences. This chapter jumps 10 years ahead to emphasize the correlation between the lightning strike and my unexplained medical issues.