• Happy New Year

    Well friends, there’s about 1 hour left in this final day of 2013 and I’m thankful to see it come to an end.  It has been an incredibly difficult year for so many reasons and while I could spend a lot of time recapping the good and the bad of 2013, I’d really rather wrap up this year of life and blogging with short note from the heart. So, from the pit of my left ventricle, I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year.  Be well, my friends!

  • Merry Christmas DOC!

    Wishing peace, love, joy, and good health to everyone in the Diabetes Online Community, this Christmas and always. Lots of Love, DOC! Mike Durbin

  • A Heart and Pancreas for Christmas

    Well friends, it’s that time of year again.  Christmas is rapidly approaching and, as usual, the music is playing everywhere I go.  I stopped at a gas station Thursday evening and heard the song “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” blaring from the speaker overhead.  And, as usual, the words to the parody I wrote a few years ago started dancing around in my head.  So, I figured I’d share it again just for giggles.  Enjoy! I Want A Heart and Pancreas for Christmas I want a heart and pancreas for Christmas Only a heart and pancreas will do Don’t want a pill, to make me a happy boy I want a heart and pancreas that’ll work and not annoy.…

  • Thanksgiving Memories

    Thanksgiving is now a week past but that holiday weekend with my family is still rather fresh in all of our minds.   While it was bittersweet due to recent losses in the family, it was a great weekend overall.  I thoroughly enjoyed the time we had together. April, her dad, and I had dinner with my mom, sister, grandmother, two great aunts and great uncle on Thursday and again on Saturday before we came home.  April and I ventured out to Walmart on Black Friday to try finding a few things.  While we were there we remembered hearing my grandmother make the comment that she had always wanted to buy the kits for making gingerbread houses but never had.  So,…

  • Review: Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal

    Well, I finally completed my reading of the new book Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad by Scott Benner, and now it’s my turn to share some thoughts about it. Simply put, I loved it. It’s one of the best books I’ve had the privilege of reading in quite some time. And if you haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to get your hands on a copy of it soon. I couldn’t agree more with the title. Given the hell that I’ve been through with my health the last several years, and having watched April’s mom lose her battle with cancer and now watching my aunt fight hers, I most certainly agree that Life…