Blink of an Eye

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Bonus: Interview with Loretto Kane

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In this final bonus episode before season 2 starts next week, Louise talks with her friend Loretto Kane about faith and prayer, connection and authenticity in the context of Archer’s accident, and the days and months that followed. They reflect on the lives touched by Archer’s story, how much we need each other, and the sustaining power of spiritual connection. Both women grew up Catholic and remain devoted to their faith, recognizing how all faiths can be a source of strength, support, and collective energy.

Loretto Kane lives in Seattle, Washington, and is an executive at Microsoft. She is also a Hospitalier of the Order of Malta in the Catholic Church, and is dedicated to serving the sick.

If you’d like to go deeper into this conversation, you can become a member of our Patreon community and listen to the full interview on our Patreon page

To hear more from Louise, Loretto, and others about prayer and support in the context of Archer’s accident, particularly in the very early days, listen to episode 5, “Prayer Warriors Unite.” 

Season 2 of Blink of an Eye will launch next Wednesday, on June 23! 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Bonus: A Conversation with James, Danny, and Parker

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In this bonus episode, you’ll hear the story of Archer’s accident from the perspective of three of his friends who were right there with him in Cape May: James Schmucker, Danny Giannascoli, and Parker Mitchell. James was the one to pull Archer out of the water, Danny was on the beach, and Parker was visiting from Baltimore that week. They reflect on the moments when they first realized something was wrong, the call to beach patrol, and the rescue efforts and aftermath on the beach and in Cape May.

James, Danny, and Parker share their memories of that day, including the moments when they first realized something was wrong and the rescue that followed, as well as their memories with Archer throughout high school, and their reflections on how Archer’s accident has impacted their lives.

To hear more about the day of the accident, listen to episode 1, “The Call”: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-1-the-call-1595863847/ 

Listen to the interview with Davis Barsby, another eyewitness to the accident and a friend of the family: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/bonus-episode-davis-barsby/  

Season 2 of Blink of an Eye will launch in three weeks, on June 23! Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod to help us continue making the podcast.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/blinkofaneyepodcast, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/blinkofaneyepod 

Music in this episode is from Blue Dot Sessions. Theme music is by Victoria Vox.

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Bonus: Interview with Mary Ellen McNally

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Mary Ellen McNally is one of Louise’s Cape May “beach friends,” and in this conversation they revisited events from the early days after Archer’s accident. They also explored broader themes of faith, prayer, relational awareness, and how their careers helped them learn more about themselves and how to relate to others. 

When Louise collapsed at mass, just a few days after the accident, Mary Ellen was in the right place at the right time to catch her as she fell. And, later, Mary Ellen woke up in the middle of the night feeling compelled to pray for Archer, so she got on her knees and prayed.

To hear more about that Sunday mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea, where Louise and Mary Ellen met for the first time after the accident, listen to episode 26, “Little Angel”: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-26-little-angel/ 

You can learn more about Louise’s book, Being Relational, at www.beingrelational.com

Season 2 of Blink of an Eye will launch on June 23! Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod to help us continue making the podcast.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/blinkofaneyepodcast, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/blinkofaneyepod 

Theme music is by Victoria Vox.

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Bonus: A Conversation with Bobbie, Robby, and Mike

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In this bonus episode, you’ll hear the story of Archer’s first days in the ICU from the perspective of three of his friends. Robby Black and Bobbie Austin visited Archer on Day 3, along with a few other friends. Mike Determan, one of Archer’s childhood friends, also visited him in Atlantic City, and later in Atlanta. 

Each young man shares his story of how he found out about the accident, what it was like visiting Archer in the hospital, other experiences and milestones in the months that followed, and their reflections on how Archer’s accident has impacted their lives.

To hear more about that third day, when Robby and Bobbie visited Archer in the ICU, listen to episode 12, Some Things Stay The Same: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-12-some-things-stay-the-same 

Mike Determan first appeared on the podcast in episode 5, Prayer Warriors Unite!: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-5-prayer-warriors-unite/ 

Season 2 of Blink of an Eye will launch on June 23! Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod to help us continue making the podcast.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/blinkofaneyepodcast, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/blinkofaneyepod 

Piano music in this episode is from Blue Dot Sessions. Theme music is by Victoria Vox.

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Bonus: Special Announcement (Patreon)

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For as little as $3 a month, you can support the trauma healing work that we're doing, and help us keep making the podcast. To find out more and join our Patreon community, visit patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod.

Our next bonus episode will be released on Wednesday, May 5, and will feature interviews with three of Archer's friends.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

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Bonus: Interview with Davis Barsby

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In this bonus episode, you’ll hear Louise’s full interview with Davis Barsby, a lifelong family friend who was with Archer when Archer had his accident. That summer, Davis was working as both head lifeguard and assistant manager at the Cape May Beach Club.

Davis takes us back to that sweltering August afternoon, recounting his interactions with Archer earlier in the day, the moment in the water when he realized something was wrong, and the rescue efforts that followed. Davis called Louise and broke the news to her, then raced to the hospital in Atlantic City to meet her there. In addition to describing what happened and who else was on the beach that day, Davis also reflects on faith, guilt, and the impact the accident has had on him.

To hear more about that first day, August 5, 2015, listen to episode 1, The Call

Season 2 of Blink of an Eye is coming in June. Support us on Patreon to help us continue making the podcast.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

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Episode 34: Death Be Gone, Part 2

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This is the final episode of season 1, and the conclusion of the “Death Be Gone” two-parter. Just like the night before, Louise wakes up to a crisis: an alarm blaring, a slew of medical staff running into the room, an urgency to bring Archer back from the brink. This time, though, it’s more serious, and everything is on the line. Louise takes listeners into the heaviness, the fear, and the evil in that ICU room, both during the moments of chaos and the moments of breathless waiting, sharing the text messages she wrote and the prayers she prayed while waiting for Archer to turn the corner. Now that she sees even more acutely how things can go wrong in hospitals, and the culture of silence that keeps families in the dark, Louise wrestles with two seemingly insurmountable tasks: How to get answers, and how to forgive.

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from Louise’s interview with Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, while Archer was a patient there. This is the episode where Dr. Talucci meets Louise and more visibly becomes a part of the story. 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 34: Death Be Gone, Part 2. August 13. Day 9. 

Listen in afterwards to the companion episode for tools to navigate your own traumatic experiences: Trauma Healing Learning: Death Be Gone, Part 2, where Louise takes a closer look at forgiveness, generational wounds, and the consequences of medical errors on trauma healing.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

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Trauma Healing Learning: Death Be Gone, Part 2

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If answers are withheld about something that went wrong in a medical context, trauma healing can be delayed years, if not decades. But we can be proactive about our own healing, despite this setback. Forgiveness is powerful. Self-compassion is powerful. It is possible to metabolize the generational wounds we have inherited, and make different choices so we can avoid passing on those wounds to our children. 

Please share this episode with anyone you know who may be dealing with trauma, past or present. If you haven’t already listened to the story behind this lesson, you can find Episode 34: Death Be Gone, Part 2, wherever you get your podcasts.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

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Episode 33: Death Be Gone, Part 1

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In this 2-part final episode of season 1, Louise considers the implications for families when things go wrong in hospitals, especially when medical staff remain tight-lipped about what happened, or are unwilling to admit that they don’t know. This isn’t an abstract thought: Last night’s crisis is full of unanswered questions and causes for concern. She’s asked for a meeting with the Chief of Trauma, but so far, no one has responded.

Today in the ICU, Archer receives a prayer shawl from the Senfts’ Cape May church, and Louise settles in for another night alone at his bedside. She can’t stop seeing in her mind that contorted look of pain on Archer’s face, and can’t stop worrying about what effect that pressure in his head and the high dosage of Fentanyl might have on him. The path to recovery may be long, both physically and emotionally, but she knows that the brain is able to heal from even the deepest trauma memories. Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 33: Death Be Gone, Part 1. August 12. Day 8.

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion episode for tools to navigate your own traumatic experiences: Trauma Healing Learning: Death Be Gone, Part 1, where Louise reflects on our unique ability as humans to reflect on our lives and how this helps us make good decisions, and how this can reduce suffering.

Part 2 of "Death Be Gone" will be released on Sunday.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

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Trauma Healing Learning: Death Be Gone, Part 1

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The ability to reflect on our lives is what makes us human, able to construct a moral framework, look for meaning, and make decisions. Louise explores this extraordinary human capacity in today’s Trauma Healing Learning. While some things are beyond our control, we can choose how we respond, making decisions that reduce suffering and keep us rooted in the present. Louise also reflects on the 13th-century Sufi poet Rumi, and his poem that speaks of the self as a house.

Please share this episode with anyone you know who may be dealing with trauma, past or present. Each week, you can listen to the latest chapter in Archer’s story, then tune in for the companion Trauma Healing Learning episode. If you haven’t already listened to the story behind this lesson, you can find Episode 33: Death Be Gone, Part 1, wherever you get your podcasts.

Part 2 of "Death Be Gone" will be released on Sunday.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

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