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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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Episode 25: I Didn’t See This One Coming

Blink of an Eye Episode 25: I Didn't See This One Coming

Louise and Billy were in trouble as they were both stretched beyond capacity in Day 5 of Archer’s catastrophic injury. There were many people in and out of Archer’s hospital room, many machines, too much unknown, and too much was out of their control. It was way beyond simple, sleep deprivation and fear. Did they need to sell their house, their business, move? If not handled correctly, this could be a devastating turning point for their family. She also raises questions for medical staff about transparency. Louise invites you into one of the most intimate pieces of her life, her marriage. She does it to help you know you are not alone and all is not lost.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 25: I Didn't See This One Coming August 9. DAY 5. 

Listen in afterwards to what we can learn together about trauma. Episode 25: I Didn't See This One Coming Trauma Healing Learnings

In this Episode you will hear audio recording excerpts from August 2015, of

James Schmucker Archer’s dear friend in Cape May who was a Beach Club lifeguard and who saved his life rescuing him from the ocean who is now working in the hospitality industry,

Of an Atlanticare trauma nurse, and of Louise recording notes to herself when she was driving home late at night from the hospital on Day 5.

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Episode 23: The Body Knows the Score Part 2

Blink of an Eye Episode 23: The Body Keeps the Score Part 2

Has your heart leapt when you received a call, an email, a piece of mail, a visit from a specific person before you even knew the purpose of their communication? Do you ever tighten up with dread, fear, stress when certain people write to you as well? This is the body giving us wisdom and often protecting us, and Louise is reminded about somatic awareness. Louise continues her drive down the Garden State Parkway with James and has taken notice of those texting her that she drank in like a cool birdbath on a summer day, and others had her shoulders in her ears, holding her breath. Trauma can envelop us so deeply that we don’t even recognize where we are, when we’ve been there many times, just from a different path. Join Louise as she is reminded of the freeing beauty of silence and a long drive to let all guard down and allow emotion to take over and the body to allow its release, the start of trauma healing.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 23: The Body Knows the Score Part 2 August 9. DAY 5. 

In this Episode you will hear interview excerpts from

James Schmucker: Archer’s dear friend in Cape May who was a Beach life guard and saved his life rescuing him from the ocean, and is currently working at Cape May Winery and Vineyard as fieldworker.

 

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Episode 22: The Body Knows the Score

Blink of an Eye Episode 22: The Body Knows the Score

Heroes, including seasoned ones, experience trauma from the rescue event. It can change them forever. Louise reflected back on yesterday’s beautiful visit from Archer’s life-saving hero, James Schmucker, and the impact it had on both Archer and James as Archer expressed the gratitude he felt for his friend who saved his life. It was a gift of a deep moment between two friends, between a hero and the person he rescued. Louise wondered, How does a teenage boy process the fact that he almost lost his friend, and that he was instrumental in preventing that tragedy, that very real could have happened to him? Louise reminds us that more than the immediate circle of our “house family” is affected by a traumatic event and she begins the journey of sharing how trauma can be healed through the body. Join Louise as she takes you on a car ride on the Garden State Parkway, with James. And, she invites you to the rest of the story.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 22: The Body Knows the Score August 9. DAY 5. 

 

In this Episode you will hear interview excerpts from

James Schmucker: Archer’s dear friend in Cape May who was a Beach life guard and saved his life rescuing him from the ocean, and is currently working at Cape May Winery and Vineyard as fieldworker.

 

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Episode 21: Never Underestimate the Humanity of Boys

Blink of an Eye Episode 21: Never Underestimate the Humanity of Boys

Louise strongly encourages, almost begs us to PLEASE GO when we have loved ones in the hospital or in a debilitating situation. Your visits are life to the person in trauma and the family caring for them. You’ll hear about the spontaneity of two friends who drove through three states knowing they just had to go, even knowing they’d be “intruding” in an intimate space. They learned they were more a part of that intimacy than they ever realized.  You’ll hear the power of a few words from the only method of communication they had with Archer - the ABC board. What Louise didn’t know is that very soon, they would all be brought to their knees longing for these moments of communication.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 21 Never Underestimate the Humanity of Boys August 8. DAY 4. 

 

In this Episode you will hear interview excerpts from

James Shiels: One of Archer's dear high school friends from the McDonogh School in Baltimore, and a Senior in college at California Berkeley at the time of the interview. 

Philippa Shiels:  James Shiels’ mother, but a stranger then to Louise when Archer was injured except for seeing each other in passing at high school lacrosse games. She is now a dear friend to Louise.

James Schmucker:  Archer’s dear friend in Cape May who was a Beach life guard and saved his life rescuing him from the ocean who is now working at the Cape May Winery and Vineyard.

Pete Senft: Louise’s son and Archer’s oldest brother, who was 21 at the time of Archer’s accident and in college, and is now a civil engineer at Whiting Turner Construction Company.

And live audio recordings from August 8, 2015 in the Intensive Care Unit

Episode 8: Archer’s Tree Weeps Too: She Knows

Blink of an Eye Episode 8: Archer's Tree Weeps, She Knows

Sweet but painful visuals as Louise looked around the house where a lacrosse stick, a razor, even a tree reminded her of the past, how it was, and the now. This tree that Archer grew up with “Archer’s tree” as they called her was the only tree in the area with leaves falling. It was as if she knew what had happened to Archer. As Louise surveyed the house, and the yard, she was bombarded by not only those details, but of everyday skills and tasks that we take for granted. Do you believe your emotions are the pathway healing? Louise does and invites us to love deeply. She also makes promises to God, the Divine, that she, Louise, will experience daily life as precious. 

 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 8 Archer’s Tree Weeps Too: She Knows August 7. DAY 3. In this episode, you will hear interview excerpts from
Parker Mitchell, Archer’s good friend from Baltimore lacrosse and high school who was visiting the Senfts 

Danny Giannascoli, Archer’s good friend and Cape May neighbor whom he's grown up with

James Schmucker, Archer’s good friend in Cape May

Patty Schmucker, Mom of James and Jacqui Schmucker who both worked with Archer at the Beach Club

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