Read Selections

Doctor writing medical literature in a spooky laboratory with skeleton.
From The American Domestic Medicine H. Gates 1817. Baltimore: F. Lucas

Persons interested in reviewing Tacking on the Styx may request one of a limited number of links to an online copy. Reviews at professional sites, Amazon, GoodReads, personal blogs, or likewise are appreciated.


In Chapter 4, the main character, Tom, comes to his parents’ home for the first time since suffering a major seizure event. Despite growing up there, he cannot predict the appearance of any room:

Hiking in Africa

This particular section of Chapter 20 involves Tom hiking through a forest in East Africa in a remote section.  He gets hit with a bit of seizure activity and begins to lose not his consciousness but his train of thought:

Plumbing Emotions

Tom discusses his fears of surgery with his girlfriend, pointing out that emotional integrity concerns him greatly. The subsequent section discusses research using epilepsy surgery to discover the centers of emotional recognition in music:


Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: