Monthly Archives: May 2012

Iowa – Part 3

I’m reserving judgment about Des Moines until tomorrow. I’ll just say this: Usually when I think of Des Moines, I’m happy . . . because I’m not there. But so far so good. I had a fun evening today with Kelly Rawlings and … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Beardy

Kim: “Holy crap! You lost your beard!”

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Iowa – Part 2

I have been listening to a lot of “Fresh Air” podcasts over the last couple days. I stopped listening to nonmusical podcasts at work a while ago, and I’ve really fallen behind with my subscriptions. I’ve been catching up as … Continue reading

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Iowa – Part 1

I’m ready for a ride. I packed the bike last Thursday after a fast interval session, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Most of that is just the general desire to go for a ride, but a bit … Continue reading

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Wachusett Mountain Ride

Today I rode 87 miles from my house to the top of Mount Wachusett and back. I’ve done this ride a couple times before. Well, not exactly this particular route but something similar, each one just a little different. I’ve … Continue reading

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Team of Heroes

Here it is: the last day of this year’s Diabetes Blog Week. It’s been a good selection of topics, and I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s posts. Today, we talk about heroes. I’m going to confess that I don’t really have any … Continue reading

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Anybody have a good recipe for spanikopita?

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Working Out the Highs

Today in Diabetes Blog Week is snapshot day. Last year I had a lot of fun with this when I was in DC. This year, I’m being a little more traditional. Friends, I have been having the worst period of … Continue reading

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The Frustrated Software Architect

Simon Brown gave an interesting lecture on “Agile Architecture,” entitled The Frustrated Architect at GOTOCon. Here are some notes and reactions: Whatever methodology you use, aim for the best of flat, self-organizing teams. Make sure to mind the inter-team gaps. … Continue reading

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Blood Glucose Just Is

Wow, time has flown by! Diabetes Blog Week is almost over. Today’s prompt: “What is one thing you would tell someone that doesn’t have diabetes about living with diabetes?” I feel like I should have something profound to say here, … Continue reading

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Diabetes Mind Palace

“Stuff” is one of the evergreen topics of diabetes. What we use, the features we would like from pharma, and why we don’t have the amazing toys yet—we never seem to get tired of discussing it. Today in Diabetes Blog … Continue reading

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I’m Noticing a Trend of Procrastination

After starting with the good news yesterday, today in Diabetes Blog Week we look at the flip-side: What could be better? What could we start doing today to make it better? Friends, I am very good at spotting possible trends … Continue reading

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Show Me Your Shoes!

The other day, Scully posted a picture of her cycling shoes, which are pretty sweet. Here are the two pairs that I switch between: On the left is my new, super-nice pair. I really like the Boa closure, and they’re … Continue reading

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So HGH, Epinephrine, and My Liver Walk into a Bar…

Today in Diabetes Blog Week we’re talking about the things we do spectacularly. I’m not a superstitious man—except for throwing spilled salt over my shoulder—but I’m keenly aware of hubris or karma or whatever you call being too sure of … Continue reading

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Friends with Diabetes

It’s Diabetes Blog Week again . . . yay! The last couple years were great, helping me meet so many wonderful people online with diabetes (POWDs?). Once again, Karen has done a fantastic job creating the topics and organizing the logistics. Kudos to … Continue reading

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