• Simon says: Let’s meet in Indy!

    So, Simon said he was going to be in the U.S. for a month and wanted to see as many people and places as possible while here.  And then Simon said he would be traveling to Indianapolis for a couple of days and wanted to meet with DOC folks from the area.  And when Simon says he’ll be in town, we members of the Diabetes Online Community do our damnedest to be there, too.  And this past Saturday, we were. Simon arrived in Indy early Saturday morning, after a wild and crazy adventure that can only be described as a remake of the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  And was met by Mike Hoskins, with whom he stayed while in…

  • Chicago Diabetes Expo 2012

    Today is day 20 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and I’m going off prompt to talk about the Chicago Diabetes EXPO. The American Diabetes Association hosted their annual Chicago Diabetes EXPO last Saturday and, for the second year in a row, I made the drive from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis to catch a ride to the EXPO on the bus charted by the good folks at the ADA’s Indiana office, went to Chicago and back to Indy, and then drove back to Fort Wayne.  All in the span of 24 hours.  Yes, the definition of insanity is repeating the same actions over and over and expecting different results to follow, and if you look that up in a…

  • Wordless Wednesday: Indy to Chicago

    Today is day 18 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and I’m going off prompt.  It’s Wordless Wednesday. My write up about the trip to the Chicago Diabetes EXPO is in the works, so to tide everyone over until it’s ready I put together a selection of photos from the trip.  Enjoy!

  • A Pretty Cool Day

    Post for day 14 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and the prompt is: My Dream Day. This prompt asks us to describe an ideal day, including details of how we’d spend our time, who we’d spend it with, and how we’d make it happen. To me, a pretty cool day would start with April and I being able to spend time together away from home. Then I would add in meeting up with old friends from the DOC and traveling to Chicago together to meet up with new friends from the DOC.  And then we would all spend the day at a Diabetes EXPO, sharing the story of how social media (Twitter) brought us all together in one…

  • Vacation recap

    So, this vacation recap is a week overdue now as I’ve been completely swamped with work, doctor appointments, family stuff, etc… since returning to Fort Wayne. Hey, better late than never, right? Last weekend was my sister’s 23rd birthday, and since I don’t get to see her, or any of my family, very often, I decided to spend a few days in Kentucky.  And she was kept in the dark about the visit until I drove up in front of the house Thursday evening.  Her reaction to that surprise was priceless, and it made the drive down there well worth it. And the first line of business upon arriving was?  Resetting my sister’s wireless network.  Let just say it was…