Author – Educator

Brian M. Hayden

My name is Brian Hayden. I was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1954 into a middle-class, blue-collar, Jewish family. I am the middle child with a brother one year my senior, and a sister two years my junior. In 1961, my family moved to the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. I am the second generation, American-born son of Austrian and English grandparents on my father’s side, and Polish and Russian grandparents on my mother’s side.

My Blog

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Stanley’s Third Birthday – Post Heart Transplant

You do remember I’ve named my new heart “Stanley”. Calling my new heart, “the new heart” seemed too impersonal. Yes – Stanley is great, and his check up a couple of weeks ago showed ZERO rejection and that he was in perfect health. Let me begin by…

Supporting Literacy and Libraries

Community Charity Book to Fund New Library/Literacy Programs Charity, they say, begins at home, and sometimes that ‘home’ is much more than four walls with a roof. A home is also a community. In the city of Universal City, Texas, that community…

Birth Of A Book – “Liver AND Heart Failure (sigh)”

Finally, with these posts, signs of writing to an audience emerge. My work up to now was written as if I was talking to myself. This skill presents at a good time. This blog is nearly complete and there is a book that must arise from these notes. Did you…

Birth Of A Book – “Am I Dying Yet?”

Greetings. I needed a break. Posting these blogs every week is not the problem. Reliving these events is mentally exhausting and emotionally draining. I am increasing the size of the posts. Making these posts bigger will help us get through them faster…

End of 2013 Thoughts – Call For Guest Bloggers

Greetings. Merry Christmas. For my Jewish friends and family, I hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah. Wonderful days for my friends who do not celebrate either. I have a few things on my mind. As this doesn’t happen often…

Birth Of A Book – “A Precarious Balancing Act”

This blog, “Birth of a Book” was my way of showing you how I organized my thoughts to write my first memoir, “Death:Living To Talk About It”. I say this to remind you why I am going through these old blogs. The whole thing was a learning process for me…

My Books

Draft

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Divi Builder

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Bloom

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