Monthly Archives: June 2014

The D.O.C. Needs a Dark, Brooding, Imperfect, Badass-Wannabe Like Me

You may have noticed that I don’t write quite so much about diabetes here as I used to. (About my diabetes, that is.) If you and I are friends on the The Facebook, you might have also noticed that I … Continue reading

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The Truth Comes Out

Lisa and I were discussing a college classmate who was seeking some inspiration/accountability on Facebook to get herself to the pool. This particular friend exercises a lot—I mean a lot—and when I mentioned her obsession extreme exercising habits, Lisa said, … Continue reading

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Executing My Plan: 2014 NE Season Opener

I originally wrote this on the 13th . . . of May. Oops! Somewhere between drafting it and adding the pictures, a month passed. Sorry to keep you waiting. I love racing! That’s all there is to it. I’m pretty good (but not … Continue reading

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An Update

Remember last year when my friend Nina McConigley came to Boston to read from her book? Well, it turns out that she is longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award! She is also on the longlist for the … Continue reading

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Fun with Tiny Computers

Every once in a while, I get a little geeky. Given my CareLink data hacking, this probably isn’t much of a surprise. Until recently, all my geekiness has been software-oriented. I never took any electronics or circuits classes as a … Continue reading

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Swimming to a Better Place

After years of doubting and denying it, it’s time to fess up: I’m pretty OK at swimming. Sure, I can find lots of aspects about my technique and speed that I wouldn’t mind improving. Bilateral breathing and flip turns? Still … Continue reading

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Ooo… Fancy

I was playing around with Mesmeride yesterday. The free service visualizes your Strava data files as if they were European grand tour stages. As befits a grand tour, all of the distances are in kilometers and the heights are in … Continue reading

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