• A Heart and Pancreas for Christmas

    While out shopping with April over the weekend, I heard the song “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” playing over the sound system in one of the shopping centers.  It reminded me of the parody I wrote last year, so I’m sharing it again.  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. I want a heart and pancreas for Christmas I don’t think Santa Claus will mind, do you? He won’t have to use our dirty chimney flue Just bring them through the…

  • Wordless Wednesday: TCOYD in Des Moines

    The trip to Des Moines, IA two weekends ago for TCOYD was fantastic.  The conference was great and it provided an opportunity to spend time with dear friends from the DOC.   And I was able to capture bits and pieces on camera.  The pictures include shots of the diabetes guerrilla art banner created for Diabetes Art Day, shots from around town, and a few fun shots with Little G.  Enjoy!

  • Dude, Can I Borrow Your Pin?

    This morning I woke to the little chirping sound my droid makes every time an email is received.  Normally, I turn that off before going to bed, but didn’t get that done before I passed out last night.  I reached for the phone, checked the email and found it was a DM from my buddy Mike Hoskins.  He had a favor to ask and wondered if I’d be around during the day.  I replied, “yeah, what’s up?” Turns out he was heading north to Detroit for a JDRF function and couldn’t find a particular diabetes accessory that he really wanted for the outfit he planned to wear.  And he knew that I had one because he saw me wearing it…

  • A Recipe for a Mascot

     It’s day 24 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: Health Mascot. The challenge for today was to come up with a mascot for ourselves, our medical issues, our health focus, whatever.  And provide a visual if possible.  Here’s my attempt a Mascot Recipe. Ingredients:  1 goofy pancreas, 1 big soft heart, a sense of humor, a pinch of sarcasm, and the fighting spirit of one ninja. Preparation: Take one goofy pancreas and combine with a big, soft heart in a poorly functioning body. Put that mixture through the fires of hell.  Stir in the fighting spirit of one ninja to help the body rise to the challenge it’s facing. Remove from fires of hell and let…