Category Archives: Historical Record

January 2013 Recap

We can close the books on January: 31 workouts (8 swim, 8 bike, 13 run, 2 Nordic ski) 215.9 total miles 26 hours, 34 minutes 16,700 calories Farthest swim: 1.3 miles Farthest bike: 44 miles Farthest run: 12.6 miles Plus, … Continue reading

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Progress Report

I went for a run today on the treadmill. (I like watching “The Walking Dead” while I run and go nowhere. It seems appropriate for the brainlessness of the treadmill.) It was my first run since I felt the pain … Continue reading

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Two Poems for Today

Five years ago, I published pages from my journal to make sense of 9/11. [1] On this day, ten years after the attacks, the only thing I can offer is poetry. I had been working on the first in my … Continue reading

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Blunt Lancet Interview

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you no doubt have heard about Blunt Lancet’s new album that’s set to drop soon. Thanks to some connections, I got an advance copy of the CD, which I’ve had on heavy rotation. … Continue reading

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Australia, The Home Movie

I finally uploaded the video that I made from our trip to Australia. Lisa and I hope you enjoy it. (Be sure to set the playback resolution to at least 480p.)

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Voicemail

This is the first part of a triptych of diabetes posts. It references the time just before my diagnosis. The second part covers the most recent year of my post-diagnosis life. The final piece recounts some developments from last month … Continue reading

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Aussie Photos

We’ve been back for a while, and I’m occasionally reminded that I haven’t posted all of the photographs from our trip. Here they are! Ironically, I got sidetracked by the process of selecting and printing photographs, some of them you … Continue reading

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Some Patriots’ Day Thoughts on Militias and Tyrants

Sometimes, things happen that almost immediately crystallize an aspect of one’s life, splitting it into a time before the event and after. Your parent takes a job in a sparsely populated Western state and moves the whole family. A plane … Continue reading

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Afternoon (basal) delight

This post is inspired by Anna in Montréal, who is adjusting her basal rates. A Side-effect of Exercise I have a bike. This shouldn’t be a big surprise, as I’ve written about my border-to-border and Quabbin Reservoir rides recently. I … Continue reading

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Diabetes Application – A Sample Report

A couple weeks ago, I presented a teaser of my diabetes application. I’ve been working on it a lot lately, creating GUIs to enter most of the data on my insulin pump and blood glucose meter. But mostly I’ve been … Continue reading

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Enough for now

So there it is. From the “normal” post-Clinton days to the depths of national tragedy to the clearest signs of our nation’s emerging post-9/11 faultlines all in the span of just four weeks. I didn’t leave much out — just … Continue reading

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Journal Entry: October 5, 2001

Life is starting to get back to “normal,” although there is still a lot of tension and unease. I have been sleeping better, but my dreams are still unsettled. The weather has been beautiful and the leaves are turning, so … Continue reading

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Journal Entry: September 24, 2001

My dreams have been disturbed recently. Vivid Thomas Moran landscapes, troubling cross-country drives, the return of dead relatives, bad men and me unable to stop them. I have been so confused about the events of the last fourteen days. No, … Continue reading

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Journal Entry: September 16, 2001

What a strange and bellicose past few days. There is still more news on television than anything else, but the footage is increasingly introspective, focusing on the fallout in emotional and political terms. This, I fear, is the most that … Continue reading

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Journal Entry: September 13, 2001

The situation is becoming somewhat clearer. The hijackers are now all known, and the investigation is progressing apace. At the same time, there is no sense of certainty in the general public. Who is responsible? Why was it done? How … Continue reading

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