Showing posts from February, 2013

Word of Advice About Newspapering

Take note: "It's the job of journalists to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted." - Paraphrased version of wha t Mr. Dooley said. If y ou can't take the heat, get out of the damn kitchen... O r at least s top tossing grease onto the open fucking flame, you idiots. Otherwise, stop your bitching and moaning about ne gative news coverage . #vagueforareason

Letter From A Long Ago Coffee Pot

December 10, 2003 Michael, I type with tears rolling down my red puffy pretty little cheeks.  It’s nice for a moment, to have emotion that is not founded on "imbalance." This morning, although hectic and begrudged by the unfairness of my own situations, I was happy to hear your news.  I’ve watched you, and listened to you, and read you … and to see God lay out your dreams before you so perfectly is quiet honestly the most hopeful thing I have ever bared witness to.  Apparently, dreams really do come true, Mr. Big Shot Reporter Man. ;)  There is no doubt in my mind that you are taking the most grand step yet into your success.  I am proud of you, I am thrilled for you and I am definitly excited for you.  Indiana and these smart guys that signed you have no idea how lucky they are about to become. Forgive me, my life long friend, as I take a minute to bare the cross of my own selfish loss.   I know it’s been long since Diane gave us repetitive refills in that old

D-Art Day 2013: Battle of the Insulin Treatments

Today is D-Art Day 2013, created by the great Lee Ann Thill and now in its fourth incarnation! I'm very excited about the D-Art Day Giveaway featured over on DiabetesMine today, so make sure you head over there to check out the art and see how you can win that piece (while helping a local D-Camp charity)! But on top of that giveaway and some other D-Art we'll be sharing at the ' Mine , I'm also happy to show off some of my own work that came to be on my kitchen table recently. It reflects some of the recent struggles I've been having about insulin pumping and insulin injections. Back in November, I abandoned my insulin pump for awhile to go back to Multiple Daily Injections (MDI). I'd done this before over the past few years, and saw a noticeable different in my D-Management because of this switch up. That didn't happen this time, and I found myself wondering what the best method was for me - pumping or MDI? Here's some D-Art that reflects this