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At 8:20am on April 23, 2014, algoban said…

Thanks for the welcome message

At 8:01am on April 23, 2014, Kathy said…

In the video below, I liked the fact that Neil looks relatively unstoned......(long may you run, my friend!!)

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At 10:23pm on April 22, 2014, S. said…

Thank you for the warm welcome Rick.

At 10:11pm on April 22, 2014, zzyzx said…

Rick, great to meet you and i dig the video on your page. I am reading this site in every spare moment. It is a *great* place.

At 6:09am on April 22, 2014, Kathy said…

I have ordered Sound City from Netflix. It was just announced that Paul Cartney will be coming in the summer for a concert. He has played at all five of our stadiums over the last 30 years. Cool.
I had a good weekend - Sat meet up, as you could tell from the pics, was a blast. Such an amazing group of people.
Had a productive appt at MR yesterday, but I had a slight hypo (69) and when I told her the number she totally freaked. Sheesh. Then I inhaled the dust from my glucose tabs and got into a seemingly unending coughing fit, so it was a real comedy of errors.
Hope you had a nice Easter. The bear movie was beautiful scenery, but slow moving - they lumbered down the mountain to gorge on salmon, then back up for the next hibernation. My niece liked it.

At 4:04am on April 22, 2014, Khürt Williams said…

Hi Rick.

At 6:14pm on April 21, 2014, Kathy said…

Rick beck your local PBS listings - Muscle Shoals is showing on Twin Cities Public television this week - maybe in your area too.

At 8:42am on April 17, 2014, catlover said…

Hi Rick- Thanks for the birthday greetings, I appreciate the kind thoughts. As we get older, birthdays take on new meaning. They are better to celebrate than the alternative. I enjoy reading your blogs. Keep it up. Cat

At 8:12am on April 17, 2014, Lonnie said…

Hi Rick! Thank you so much for the warm welcome. This looks like a happy community and I'm glad to be here as well. :) I'd sure take a look around.

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June 21, 1974
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Do You know that guy?

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am 26 Comments

Do You know that guy?



Last week I had encounters with two people (both offline don’t get paranoid) that were so frustrating. They approach you with a question or an issue about diabetes and when they ask you give your best answer. But that answer is not what they want to hear or they have already made up their mind. It drives me nuts. Really if you…

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Tragic Tale

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:30am 5 Comments

Tragic Tale



Last evening April 17, 2014, two officers were killed in a middle class neighborhood of Indianapolis. The two officers shared a particular life event that is common in the world. They were at one time married. I suppose the facts are really not necessary in a case like this. The police officers both veterans of the Indianapolis Police Department (IMPD) met on the…

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What is Next? (Blog 200 of 200)

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:30am 7 Comments

What is Next?

(Blog Number 200 of 200)



I told Sheryl last week I was a little tired of writing my blog and was looking forward to a break. That is true. It is not that I am tired of writing it as much as I am fresh out of ideas for my next one. I recall when I started I had maybe 10 good ideas…

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What I have learned (Blog number 199 of 200)

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 6:00am 9 Comments

What I have learned (Blog number 199 of 200)





Last year about this time, I was contemplating what could I do that was big, might be meaningful and could be useful? I decided to write 200 Blogs in one calendar year and place them on the TUDiabetes site. So on April 29, 2013 I posted a blog titled “Introducing Rick”. Its first line went like this



“I doubt anyone will want to read this or any other post I put here. I mean…

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Community

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 6:30am 3 Comments

Community





Confidence is a difficult lesson to learn with our disease and for most of us we wrestle with the issue for years, and sometimes for the rest of our lives. Are we confident enough to press the insulin pen, push the pump button when we are high drink the juice when we are low? Are we confident enough to tell our date, our friends, our coworkers? Are we able to talk directly to doctors, or disagree with other medical… Continue
 
 
 

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