Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bravery

There are people who know what they’re supposed to do, and they do it. Then there are people who know but don’t do “the right thing.” I am in—I must confess—the latter group of people when it comes to diabetes. … Continue reading

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True Confessions… Monday, 5:00AM

I have a confession. I don’t really like getting up to go swimming. Usually my displeasure is just a normal part of the transition from sleeping to waking, but some days—as I’m standing in the waist-deep water adjusting my goggles … Continue reading

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Hats

Lisa and I went to Peabody Essex Museum today to see “Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones. The exhibition included hats from as early as the 11th century, but most of them were Jones’ creations from the last ten years. … Continue reading

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¿Como se dise “oscuro” en français?

Some time ago I heard a lecture that touched on language a bit. Timothy Ferriss stated that you need to be comfortable with about 1,200 words of vocabulary to have conversational fluency. (This isn’t just conjecture. There’s some evidence that … Continue reading

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Los Angeles

As I mentioned yesterday, I spent a little time in Los Angeles recently. I arrived Sunday afternoon and had a few hours of daylight to sightsee. Monday, the day of the developer conference, I was wide awake at 4:00AM. While … Continue reading

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Shoulders, Elbows, and Arms

Sunday, I flew to Los Angeles to attend the bi-annual meeting of the International Color Consortium. On the way out, I did a bunch of reading and note-taking on stuff from the office. The ride was kind of choppy for … Continue reading

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In the Mood for Love

This post has been sitting in my “Drafts” folder for a very long time. Today seems like a good day to dust it off and finish it, since I want to post something but lack the mental energy to actually … Continue reading

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Playing Doctor

Today, Lisa and I performed surgery . . . right there next to the Macy’s at the mall. We were there after another of my early morning swim classes—where I learned to kick better—and an 8-mile run after I got … Continue reading

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Support Groups

Today I spent some time providing the T1 patient’s perspective at my hospital. I’ve been part of the hospital’s diabetes management program for a while, and today was one of the semi-annual advisory meetings. I feel honored to be part … Continue reading

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T1 Represent

I’m gradually learning the names of the people I swim with. There’s Pat, who I seem to have known for as long as I’ve been swimming. “Pink Suit Lady” is actually Jennifer. Then there’s Joy, who hasn’t been to the … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance… Saturday, 5:30AM

Charles and I were hanging out on the pool deck waiting for our 5:30AM Saturday swim class to start. Since there were a bunch of us in the class, we decided to share a lane together (along with Dan, a … Continue reading

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If You Have to Ask the Price… Radiology

What if there were a way to reduce the cost of healthcare in the US by $100 million? There is. “What is it?” you ask. Read on. As a result of some work projects, I subscribe to a couple of … Continue reading

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Anchors – Friday, 5:45AM

. . . In other news, my legs are beyond worthless when I swim. It’s been ages since I swam with a pull buoy (which you put between your thighs for flotation and to move all of the effort to your upper body), … Continue reading

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Racing into New Territory

Halloween is over, but I’m still kinda scurred. Yesterday, I updated my running plan to account for the fact that I haven’t really done many of the long runs that my plan said I should. I could probably manage the … Continue reading

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Swim Lessons

This was in my inbox yesterday. Hello Swimmers, You are registered for the 6-week Tech Swim Class that begins this Saturday, November 3! I am looking forward to seeing you in the pool. Here are a few details: Please arrive … Continue reading

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