Monthly Archives: November 2009

End of the Daily Posting

What a trip this last month has been. To be honest, the last week has been a bit of a struggle to find something interesting to say. In general, I found it difficult to write on demand. But it’s done. … Continue reading

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Snowshoes

Winter — usually my least favorite five month-long season — has been slow coming this year in Massachusetts. For that I’m quite grateful. If I hadn’t been sleeping off the jet-lag after staying up way too late watching AMC’s remake … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Reading

Lisa and I made it home from Wyoming to find the house still standing, the heat still working, and the kitty still happily away at his little resort until tomorrow afternoon. We have completely unpacked, and Lisa even set out … Continue reading

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Postcards from The Equality State

What’s it like in Wyoming? Let us show you. Kitty couldn’t care less whether we’re going on vacation or not. Happy holidays from the Tate Mineralogical Museum. Casper’s one and only cape buffalo. Mmm…moose. What’s a diorama? The world’s smallest … Continue reading

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On “Struggling”

My mother — whom I love dearly and who made a delicious Thanksgiving dinner today — read about a billion pages of this here weblog last night. That’s great! She’s more-or-less the person I have in mind when I write … Continue reading

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Thanks, peeps!

Well, dear readers. I’m almost done with this entire month of posting here, and I’m kinda glad that it’s almost over. It’s a bit like having homework again. Although, I have to confess that it’s been a good exercise in … Continue reading

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A Visitor’s Guide to Casper, Wyoming

Lisa and I are in Casper, Wyoming. It’s not the place that I was born, but it’s the place where I grew up. It’s a nice little city of between 40,000 and 55,000 people depending on the combined price of … Continue reading

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It’s Coming Right at Me!

OMG! Dead stuffed things!!!

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Like No Place on Earth

We made it to Wyoming. Here’s the plane we took: I read a lot on the plane. Saveur — which is written for people with a lot of money and “refined” tastes, but I found it free at work, and … Continue reading

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It’s official…

. . . I’m old. Look what I bought today so that I didn’t have to carry big bottles of vitamins and pills on our trip: Oy.

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National Parks and Other Treasures

Lisa and I just finished watching the fourth episode of Ken Burns’ six-part documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. I love visiting national parks, and we’re enjoying learning about the history of our parks and the National Parks Service … Continue reading

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The Odometer Rolls Over

I went to the hospital lab this afternoon to get blood drawn for my HbA1c test, anticipating my endocrinology appointment in a couple weeks. (We’re going to Wyoming next week, and I hate having to rush the results.) For those … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

Bilingual people do something called “context switching,” when they change from one language to another. It’s kind of fascinating to watch. I think we people with diabetes perform our own form of almost seamless context switching as we go through … Continue reading

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In the Bag

Thanks to diabetes, I carry around a lot of stuff. All of it is important to have with me, but I never know exactly when I’m going to need all of it. On more than one occasion, I’ve had to … Continue reading

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What’s the Right HbA1c Target?

In my most recent post I mentioned the matter of an on-going debate over the proper target for HbA1c values. I went back and listened again to the debate at this year’s EASD conference on the “right” A1c target. (You … Continue reading

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