Category Archives: NaBloPoMo 2011

Just Do It

“There’s no secret to it. It’s just a lot of years and a lot of getting up, putting on the shoes and getting out the door on those days when it doesn’t feel good and when it’s not all that … Continue reading

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On My Way to Around the Bay

Several weeks ago, I expressed some interest in possibly running the Around the Bay 30K race in Hamilton, Ontario, in late March. It was between the New Bedford Half Marathon and Around the Bay, which are on subsequent weekends. The … Continue reading

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Bon Mots – Part 3

Here is another collection of French words that I learned recently. That is to say, it’s a bunch of words that I learned just now after ordering the catalog for the PhotoQuai 2011 exhibition that Mom and I saw along … Continue reading

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The CWD Info Clearinghouse

As mentioned in my previous post, this is just a short placeholder for you to post resources for newly minted parents of children with diabetes. I don’t really follow the CWD community . . . sorry, but I’d like to help a friend … Continue reading

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Beating the Advocacy Drum on the Day after World Diabetes Day

Yesterday was World Diabetes Day, the date that would be the 120th birthday of Frederick Banting, the principal investigator of the project that isolated insulin, preventing diabetes from being a death sentence for those of us who can’t make our … Continue reading

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DiabeTees Day 2011

It’s finally here! International DiabeTees Day, which conveniently coincides with World Diabetes Day this year. I hope you’re wearing a diabetes-themed T-shirt today. If you are, take a picture of it and post a link to it in the comments … Continue reading

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Becoming a Foodie Starts with a Cookbook

In the summer of 1995 I worked behind the deli counter at the Albertsons grocery store on 122nd and Division in Portland, Oregon. I was spending the summer with Lisa and her family. It wasn’t a dream job at all, … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

Just a few odds and ends today. This morning I fired up Photoshop and made my design for Int’l DiabeTees Day. I like it a lot, but you’re just going to have to wait until Monday to see it. I’ve … Continue reading

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A Long Time in the Making

This morning, finally and at long last, Bernard Farrell (@BernardF on Twitter) and I met. He was one of the first people with diabetes that I found online. I really appreciated his commitment to diabetes technology, and I was eager … Continue reading

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Reminder: International DiabeTees Day is Monday

As you’re making your “To Do” list for the weekend, add these items: Buy stuff to make a T-Shirt at the craft store Make a T-shirt Wear DiabeTees T-shirt Monday That’s right! Monday is International DiabeTees Day. On World Diabetes … Continue reading

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This Is a Stick-up

Friends, I need your help with an advocacy project. I don’t usually feel like much of an advocate. I do my part, answering people’s questions about diabetes, teaching coworkers how to check their blood sugar and respect other people’s BG … Continue reading

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Hoarding

Friends, I am not a hoarder. I’m certainly a collector: art photography journals, National Geographic magazines, 1/64-scale tractor models, empty insulin bottles. Lisa and I have jointly built quite a library of our own. I don’t think that’s a problem. … Continue reading

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From the Archives

Velociraptor #1: “I’m sorry, but Jeff can’t come to the blog right now. Umm . . . he’ll be right back. But he left these pictures for you. Won’t you stay for a while?”

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Pull Buoy, Monday, 6:30AM

“Is the water warm?” Pool Lady, who had a cold and looked a bit out of it, was lounging on a bench near her lifeguard’s chair. “Yes.” It’s been months since the pool caused a reflexive shiver when I’ve hopped … Continue reading

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No Sour Notes

I’m having a pretty good weekend so far. And different in so many ways from last weekend! I did not go into the office to work. It is not snowing. Etc. We had lunch with a friend and her daughter … Continue reading

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