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Jon’s Postlife Crisis Live: With Ramzy Nasrallah On Ohio State and Scott Frost

We discuss Nebraska - Ohio State and Scott Frost

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I’ve been doing a live streaming show on Monday night at 7:30 PM central the past few weeks. Last night I did something completely new and had a guest.

Ramzy Nasrallah of the Ohio State site Elevenwarriors.com joined me.

We discussed the upcoming game with Ohio State, the Buckeyes season, their strengths and weaknesses.

I wanted Ramzy’s opinion on Scott Frost. I was surprised at his answer. I thought he’d say something like, “If you want to be a powerhouse, you have to make hard decisions”, but he was not that guy.

He advocated keeping Frost. I thought he made an interesting argument, and I’m glad he did. I enjoy having different perspectives on an issue.

I’ll let you listen and you can decide for yourself.

I have a book out!

On August 21st, 2015, I unexpectedly dropped dead of a widowmaker heart attack. I was shocked five times on the way to the hospital with no response. I was shocked two more times in the ER. I was dead for over 20 minutes. A stent was placed, and I was induced into a coma. In January 2016 I received a second stent and in June I was diagnosed with an anoxic brain injury. I wrote a book about my death and recovery. The title, “Been Dead, Never Been To Europe” reflects the ironic nature of life, what happens versus what we want to happen. It’s available at Amazon. Consider signing up for my newsletter, which is about me and my interests beyond Cornhuskers sports. (I know, right?)

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I’m On Medium

I recently started writing at Medium. Two reasons for this:

  • I want to write about other stuff than sports. I am currently working on a book on how to overcome anxiety, depression and anger targeted at heart attack survivors. A huge percentage of them worry about having another heart attack.
  • Medium pays for writing. I don’t know if it’s much, but at least I can put stuff out there that will get seen by some, reviewed, and possibly commented on, so I can be a better writer.
  • If you want to join Medium, use this link so I get credit. Thank you.

For example, this piece:

Neurofatigue — How Mental Energy Is Like Water Conservation | by Jon Johnston | ILLUMINATION | Sep, 2021 | Medium

There was a time in my life when simple tasks weren’t a problem. They were simple, hence the meaning of the word. Calculating a 20% tip at a restaurant wasn’t rocket science. It was easy. I quickly…